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Twisting the Plot

Dec 22, 2020

If you want to be inspired and get some clarity about what it can mean to age wisely, this is a must-listen podcast.  

Chip Conley, the strategic inspiration behind Airbnb, is also a best-selling author with a new and compelling message.  

According to Chip, the first half of our lives is all about accumulating.  We accumulate identities, knowledge and experience.  But in order to move fully into our next passage, we have to stop accumulating, and instead, edit.  We must let go of baggage and make room for what’s next.  

And what’s next according to Chip?


Wisdom that is harvested.  Wisdom that is not taught but shared.  Wisdom that is regenerative.  

Wisdom requires that we shift our operating system from ego to soul.  

He is the founder of the Modern Elder Academy, with a mission to grow regenerative  communities that make use of our longevity by giving it vision and purpose.

It’s the perfect plot twist.  And a most wonderful conversation to wrap up our year.  

Take a listen.


New York Times bestselling author Chip Conley is the hospitality maverick who helped Airbnb's founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand. In Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder he shares his unexpected journey at midlife — from CEO to intern — learning about technology as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, while also mentoring CEO Brian Chesky. Chip is the founder of the Modern Elder Academy, where a new roadmap for midlife is offered at a beautiful oceanfront campus in Baja California Sur, Mexico. He serves on the board of and the advisory board for the Stanford Center for Longevity.