The Making of a Modern Elder
“The definition of success isn’t winning it’s learning, so a growth mindset is valuable because it means you’re open to being in a transitional state and learning new things.”
The iconic boutique hotelier and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley, helped Airbnb’s founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand by becoming a mentor and an intern at the age of 52. In his manifesto, Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, Chip ignites a conversation about age and ageism in the workplace. He shares his own story of growth and transformation in his 50s with AKQA Chief People Officer, Amy Oliver. They discuss how we can re-think our mindset and re-define the second half of our lives, and Chip explains why he was inspired to build the world’s first midlife wisdom school, the Modern Elder Academy.