The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business will feature bestselling author and hospitality entrepreneur Chip Conley as their spring commencement speaker this year. Conley will deliver the keynote on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at Crisler Center, speaking to business graduates and their families. The Ross School of Business strives to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. All American Entertainment is excited that Conley will speak at this important ceremony. He emulates the Ross School of Business’ model of success and leadership.
Conley is responsible for taking a small startup company and transforming it into the world’s largest hospitality brand, Airbnb. In 2013, the founders of Airbnb invited him to help assist their company in its growth. He brought with him 24 years of experience as a CEO for his company, Joie de Vivre Hospitality, where he took an inner city motel and transformed it into the 2nd largest boutique hotel brand in the world. At Airbnb, he taught his award-winning methods to hundreds of thousands of hosts in almost 200 countries. He also created Airbnb Open, which brings thousands together in a global festival.
Bestselling Author. Hospitality Entrepreneur. Disruptive Business Rebel.
Conley authored two books, Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow and the New York Times bestseller Emotional Equations: Simple Steps for Creating Happiness + Success in Business + Life, which share his theories on transformation and meaning in business as well as life. He attended Stanford University, where he earned his BA and MBA. In addition, he holds an honorary doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University. He received the Pioneer Award, which is the highest accomplishment you can receive in the hospitality industry. Conley is excited to speak at The University of Michigan and states, “I hope that my address will inspire the graduates to be change agents not just in the business world, but in society.”
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