My favorite quote: "bankers give you an umbrella then take it away when it rains. VCs give you an umbrella then charge double in the rain."
> AirBnb will be alright, don’t worry.
> Individual employees, not so much. Take care.
Like the title suggests, perhaps it depends how long this outbreak will last and how much longer Airbnb can afford to survive with little to no booking due to social distancing and ban on gatherings and travel. My take is that they will live .
 Only if they make internal changes to the company and do something to save themselves.
Wait, this makes me wonder. Isn't it in a lot of companies their best interest to pool money together for rapid COVID-19 research? If a cure is on the table ASAP, then governments will stop implementing harmful rules.
Or is it the case that it takes too long and no matter how you slice it, businesses will lose a lot of money either way? In other words, hypothetically: it doesn't matter whether there's a cure within 6 months from now versus 2 years from now.
1. Globally people are on lockdown and once done are going to realize that black swans can happen anytime and thus will travel more as never know when you can't. Travel will bounce back hard (business travel maybe not as much)
2. Due to loss of jobs/income: More folks will need to securitize their fix assets meaning house for additional income which means more inventory for Airbnb
3. Hotels will be devastated as due to fix cost had to pare down impairing service, locations, etc. thus net positive for Airbnb
4. Remote work will take off: Ppl will want to explore other locations as remote work becomes more prominent. They can launch an ancillary business that attacks WeWork.