Airbnb: how a simple online matching service trumps value of hotel giant, Marriott

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How does a simple online matching service become valued higher than hotel giant Marriott, a long-established hotel giant that owns over 4,000 physical properties, in just under 8 years? The secret is in its disruptive genius business model – designed so that Airbnb can make money by merely facilitating transactions, no risks and no costs associated with owning actual properties.