San Francisco hotelier Chip Conley started his career with an unlikely motel purchase in the Tenderloin. He transformed that property, building the successful Joie de Vivre chain of boutique hotels. He joins us to discuss his new book, “Emotional Equations,” and to share his insights about how we can all gain emotional fluency.

Chip Conley 11 January,2012forum

Chip Conley, founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality and author of books including "Emotional Equations" and "Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow"

  • Lisa

    How can a person “be satisfied with what you have,” without settling for less? To me, to “just be grateful for what you have” sounds like be undeserving of a more challenges and rewards. (I’m referring to my career here!)

  • ubetsya

    Chip’s ideas are fascinating, and his book sounds equally so. I worked at the SF Sierra Club in the late 80s and our out of town volunteers loved the Phoenix. Chip has clearly embraced lifelong learning and growth — an excellent example to us all.

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