7 Rejections
Brian Chesky


On Dec 13th, 2012, I wrote the following email to you, after having applied for a “Head of Community” position at AirBnB. I didn’t get any reply either.
Note that I cannot claim I became the big success that AirBnB has after these “rejections”, but it still surprises me that you or your org didn’t even wanted to talk to a Technology Evangelist from AWS.
I guess you did a similar type of mistake with me.

Hi Brian,
I know you’re busy, therefore I’ll keep it short.

My name is Simone, I work in San Francisco for Amazon Web Services, and I’m interested in becoming the Global Head of Community at Airbnb.

I think I have what it takes to be successful in that role, and I’m a big fan of Airbnb.

Let me know if we can discuss, or if you want more details.

Have a great day,

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