The last question we ask at every CEO Supper Club is always the same: On your worst day, what CEO do you envy? If you could run another company, which would it be?
We got a wide range of answers at the end of our meal with various sharing economy CEOs.
Bo Fishback of Zaarly envies AngelList, going back to his days trying to help entrepreneurs at the Kauffman Foundation. “They are creating transparency in a place where it’s damn hard because people don’t want to talk about it,” he says. “That would have been radical five years ago and they are doing it overnight.”
John Zimmer of Lyft picked the company that everyone in the sharing economy envies on some level: Airbnb– but he explains it’s not just for the heady valuation and traction.
Nirav Tolia of Nextdoor doesn’t envy an easy job. He envies Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter. The envy part is about how easy the product is, particularly compared to building his neighborhood by neighborhood social network. “It’s so democratizing, it’s so easy to use, so broad, so simple…all the things that we talk about and all the friction we have and Twitter is just easy.”
Huge thanks to our guests for the insight and humor, and please check out all of the clips from our dinner on our video page.