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The Intersection of Art and Business

Joe Gebbia, Chase Jarvis

The Intersection of Art and Business

Joe Gebbia, Chase Jarvis

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There's a common misconception that artists have a monopoly on creativity...But the very act of making waves - no matter the career - is a creative one. The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show is an exploration of creativity, self-discovery, entrepreneurship, hard-earned lessons, and so much more. Chase sits down with the world's top creators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders and unpacks actionable, valuable insights to help you live your dreams in career, hobby, and life.


It wasn’t easy putting this episode together – as you can imagine Joe is a busy guy – but I am so, so glad we did because this one is FIRE – his career is basically one big proof point of all the things we talk about on this show. But the one thing that I think Joe really embodies is the idea that stamina wins. That so many of his successes have come from simply persisting when others would have given up – from literally refusing to take no for an answer and just grinding until it happens. I know you’ve heard this so many times, but there is a reason why: it’s the damn truth! And if you weren’t a believer before today, I think you will be after listening to this.

  • The role of sports in Joe’s life and how in many ways they paved the way for his path as an artist and entrepreneur – I absolutely love this part of the conversation because it so closely mirrors my own path, growing up as an artist living in the body of a jock
  • So many of Joe’s biggest moments have come from doing what I call “the other 50%” – how he met Brian Chesky, the co-founder of Airbnb by starting his college basketball team, how they got the idea for Airbnb by engaging with the design community – my friends, this is how it works – this is why you gotta do the other 50%!
  • We talk so much about pushing past “no.” Anyone who wants to be a creator or entrepreneur is going to hear this word so, so, so many times – but the key isn’t to simply ignore it, but to unpack it and understand how to get past it in a deliberate, thoughtful and strategic way


Joe Gebbia is best known as the co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Airbnb, a company you’ve probably heard about once or twice – valued at $31 billion at the moment (yep – that’s billion with a B). But this isn’t his first rodeo – he’s been a passionate advocate of design and an entrepreneur since his childhood, channeling that passion into everything from his college side hustle of selling his specially seat cushions for the uncomfortable stools in his art classes to various earlier online businesses, designing a furniture line called Neighborhood, and his current project, Samara, Airbnb’s internal design studio.