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I am studying for an MBA at Warwick University. My dissertation is on the subject of my experiences in running an Airbnb. My course got me thinking a lot about an academic approach to what Airbnb hosts are doing. I wrote this article.
It should only take 4 minutes to read.
I tried to make it a balance of evidence from the field and research from top universities.
If the point of this article is to simply point out why the Airbnb model works, and to give a bit of advice, you nailed it, and briefly. The only sentence I kind of took a bit of issue with was “These guys create value using an artisan” I would have said people, folks or artists. It could just be me. I find “guys” to be too masculine a term to be all encompassing. I frequently tell people that include me in “you guys” or call me “dude” that it is high time they learned to tell the difference LOL. But again, that could just be my quirk. Overall, I liked the article.