He built the second largest boutique hotel group in the world, Joie de Vivre…then flatlined on stage while giving a keynote before thousands.
Chip Conley survived, but this experience was a bit of a wake-up call. One that set in motion a different path. For years, Conley had been a deep student of human behavior and the psychology of success. That interest, along with two decades building his company, led him to write the New York Times bestseller, PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo From Maslow.
Now, having sold a controlling interest in Joie de Vivre to Hyatt, Conley is back with more thoughts on the human condition, sharing a bit of a radical approach to cultivating the mindset needed to succeed in business and in life. And he’s combining math with emotion in his new book, Emotional Equations.
So I sat down with Chip to find out what this science meets mood approach was all about. Here’s what unfolded…
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