My Airbnb story

How to ignore your degree and not know any better

Harrison Shoff
Dec 5, 2013 · 5 min read
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You run out of money fast.

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My senior project from 2010. It was an rubics cube made with RGBa LEDs and accelerometers on the inside.

Moving back in with your parents doesn’t feel good.



Momentum is important when you find yourself stuck.



What are these guys doing that I’m not?



Being unimpressed with your own resume is a funny thing.



The email said they wanted to talk to me on the phone.



Hey this is Joe Gebbia calling from Airbnb!



My friends didn’t believe me. Companies don’t do that in Seattle. These things take time. There’s a process.


Non fiction

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