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Chip Conley

Chip Conley is the founder and CEO of Modern Elder Academy, a “midlife wisdom school” dedicated to long-life learning. Prior to MEA, Chip founded the hospitality chain Joie de Vivre and mentored Airbnb’s leadership team on their path to scale. Chip is also New York Times bestselling author of Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder

“I think it’s time for us to reimagine education and disrupt it. Research shows that around 45 to 50, we have our lowest point of happiness in life, but it’s not necessarily a crisis as much as it is a midlife calling.”

— Chip Conley
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Chip Conley, guest
December 15, 2022

As we live and work longer, leaders need to redefine how they think about attracting and developing intergenerational talent. Modern Elder Academy’s Chip Conley is at the forefront of this mindset shift, explaining why “wisdom workers” will take the place of “knowledge workers.” A close mentor to Airbnb founder Brian Chesky, Chip stresses that those in mid-career face both more angst and more opportunity than ever. He provides a roadmap for reframing midlife from crisis to calling, and argues that five generations in the workplace requires a new generational compact.