Leigh Gallagher is the senior editor-at-large at Fortune and a co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. She appears regularly on MSNBC's MorningJoe, CBS This Morning, CNBC, Marketplace and other programs; she is also the author of The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving. She lives in New York City.
"An engrossing story of audacious entrepreneurism and big-industry disruption, The Airbnb Story is a tale for our times." --Charles Duhigg, author of bestsellers Smarter Faster Better and The Power of Habit "Gallagher captures the remarkable journey of Airbnb exceedingly well; she takes readers from its earliest and scrappiest days through becoming an enduring company with a brand beloved by millions around the world." --Reid Hoffman, partner at Greylock Partners "A fast paced, fun dive into one of the seminal firms of our time; though the tale of Airbnb, Leigh Gallagher shows us how the sharing economy can be a force for emotional connection -- as well as for social and business disruption." -- Rana Foroohar, Financial Times columnist and CNN global economic analyst. "A must-read for anyone who has wondered where Airbnb came from and where this highly popular and very disruptive company might be headed. Leigh Gallagher takes you on a journey from the idea all the way to the company's current multi-billion dollar valuation."-- Bethany McLean, co-author of bestsellers The Smartest Guys in the Room and All the Devils Are Here "Leigh Gallagher has written a compelling history of Airbnb's journey from a crazy, it-will-never-work idea to becoming a totally disruptive force." --Tony Hsieh, bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc. "'The Airbnb Story' does yeoman's work explaining the Airbnb phenomenon to the uninitiated." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Highly recommended for researchers and students of business as well as potential entrepreneurs, and anybody interested in Airbnb's success story." -- Library Journal, *starred* review