The Conflicted Capitalist: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

9 min
Protesters display signs supporting Airbnb at a 2014 rally for short-term rentals in front of San Francisco City Hall. (Mark Andrew Boyer/KQED)

Can big tech companies call themselves progressive? One of Silicon Valley's biggest CEOs says he has identified as progressive. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says he felt conflicted once about whether to charge people to use the company's platform. His answer has something to do with Walt Disney, Bob Dylan and Steve Jobs.

Guest: Sam Harnett, KQED Silicon Valley reporter

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