With his job, Conley aspires for the loftiest of goals. At the startup's annual executive retreat in Sonoma earlier this year, Chesky asked him where he wants to see Airbnb in 10 years. Conley's response? I'd love to see us win the Nobel Peace Prize. (Yes, seriously.)
His rationale is that Airbnb is helping with cross-cultural understanding. By staying in someone's home rather than the local Holiday Inn, guests are being thrust into a different world.
This year's Nobel Peace Prize winners were Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, two individuals who have faced violence for their brave struggles to advance the rights of children. Airbnb is a company that rents homes for profit.