When Airbnb knocks on a city’s door, it usually brings flowers. Bloomberg News journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Brad Stone, shows both the humanity and the business acumen of Airbnb. This excerpt from his latest book, The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World, celebrates the shrewd strategies Airbnb uses to gain favor with cities and provides context for the reason a New York City deal came to a screeching halt. getAbstract recommends this article to shared-economy enthusiasts and business travelers who have used Airbnb and those considering it.
About the Author
Brad Stone is a journalist for Bloomberg News.