Chesky told Calacanis Ive used to tell Jobs it was important for Jobs himself to be personally involved with product development.
Chesky said that advice, paired with hiring Asai, led him to adopt one Jobs policy of never working on more efforts than the CEO can be involved with and think about, which he saw as a way to get every part of the company operating on "one roadmap."
"I'm gonna do very few things and I'm gonna be involved in every single detail and Airbnb's not gonna do anything more than I can personally focus on," Chesky said, regarding reframing the business.
At first, Chesky admitted, the process of having himself review nearly every decision the company made slowed progress, and some people questioned whether the CEO "meddling" in so many different parts of the company was good for business. However, over time he said he feels it has created a culture of accountability, knowing every decision will be reviewed by someone like himself.
Chesky told Calacanis he feels the company is more efficient now, adding he spends almost all of his time on product, marketing, and hiring, with very little time spent on corporate business.
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