Douglas Akin was Global Head of Community at Airbnb from 2012-2017. Needless to say, he has a few thoughts on how to build a strong company with a solid foundation rooted in brand. The boys were lucky enough to sit down the Douglas and talk a little recruitment at The Gathering last month.
More about Douglas: At Airbnb he developed the company’s and community’s Purpose: Create a world where Anyone can Belong Anywhere. He led all community initiatives, including grassroots activism by Hosts to change laws globally. Douglas was ‘Architect’ of the company’s and community’s Values and Culture.
He is Co-Founder (with Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb) and Chairman of ‘Peers’, a global movement for the Sharing Economy.He is Co-Founder of Purpose, an organization that mobilizes millions for social change.