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As a big Patriots fan*, my response to most criticisms to their dynasty is -


Any Pinterest board can tell you that haters is an acronym for:







* (I will admit, us Boston fans are hypocrites - Sox Fans hated Derek Jeter then - just as much as we love Tom Brady now - for basically the same reason).

How do you defeat #resentment?

You guessed it, #respect.

Ever made fun of the Kardashians? Think they're a joke?

I did until Kylie Jenner became the youngest self-made billionaire at 21 years old. To put that in perspective, it took L'Oreal/Lancome 80 years to hit a billion - she did it in 3 - basically selling lipstick. Who's a joke now?

As a hotelier, I used to doubt, deny and downright lobby to make AirBnB illegal for years...that is until AirBnB (circa 2008) was valuated at over $31 billion by their 10th birthday. Want more perspective? Thats more than Hilton (est. 1919) and Hyatt (est. 1957) combined! In other words, the 9 years of a start up (that I used to hate) is worth more than the 162 combined years of success between two global brands.

I too was a hater, then I converted.

Think they knew this all along?

Back then, AirBnB (and Uber) posted this mantra in their office:

"First they will ignore you,

Then they laugh at you,

Then they fight you,

Then you win."

- Mahatma Gandhi

Translated by Drake in 2015:

"If they ain't hatin' - you ain't poppin' "

Translated by Steve Jobs in 1997:


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