So said Leigh Gallagher, the assistant managing editor at Fortune and author of the newly released book "The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions ... and Created Plenty of Controversy" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, having joined then-president Barack Obama last March on a trip to Havana as part of a delegation of American entrepreneurs marking the reopening of U.S.-Cuba business relations, was singled out in onstage remarks by the president, who highlighted Chesky's relative youth, Airbnb's innovativeness and the company's then-estimated market value of $25 billion -- "with a b!" Obama emphasized. The Obama reference is one of a number of notable passages, recollections and anecdotes in the 214-page book, which points out that the privately held company, which continues to be led by the three men -- Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nate Blecharczyk -- who hatched the idea in a San Francisco apartment in 2007, is at once a success story and very much a work in progress. Get the full story at Travel Weekly