Ted Talk Friday: How Airbnb designs for trust

The idea of Airbnb sounds  horrifying at face value; you’re letting random strangers come into the most personal intimate space you have–your home. Yes, the strangers are paying to stay there, but it still sounds bizarre and generally surprising that so many of us take this leap of faith. Joe Gebbia does a great job explaining how the platform builds this trust:

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I’ve stayed at Airbnbs and have always had a great experience. Have you tried Airbnb?

Ted Talk Friday: How to become more confident

“How to become more confident — lay down on the street for 30sec” doesn’t exactly sound promising, but I promise it’s worth a watch! Till H. Groß takes it to an extreme, but I can definitely relate to his talk. I have found that taking (calculated) risks really helps with day-to-day fears and anxieties; I went skydiving with my mom and love roller coasters. Both of these activities induce fear and a level of vulnerability, but they help decrease my feelings of fear. Groß nails the idea that it can be hard to tell who is anxious and fearful versus those who are not…enjoy the talk!

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Are you going to try laying down in the street for 30 seconds?