Airbnb’s promise then and now

Dog in front of wood cabin

This podcast was originally published in
Harvard Business Review.

In this episode of HBR’s podcast After Hours, Professors Youngme Moon, Felix Oberholzer-Gee, and Mihir Desai debate Airbnb’s recent emphasis on superhosts (professional investors) and how well the company is managing growth amid backlash from cities like New York City.

HBR After Hours
“There are these amazing network economics, it’s distrupting an interesting industry, and it’s got this great origin story … I am worried it’s too good to be true.”


Authored By

  • Youngme Moon

    Youngme is the Donald K. David Professor of Business at Harvard Business School.

  • Felix Oberholzer-Gee

    Felix is the Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration in the strategy unit.

  • Mihir Desai

    Mihir is the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School, a professor at Harvard Business School Online, and a professor of law at Harvard Law School.