Chip Conley is the author of Emotional Equations and the Founder of Joie de Vivre. At the age of 26, Chip Conley started his own hospitality company, Joie de Vivre, guiding the company as CEO for two-dozen years and expanding it into a collection of over 35 award-winning hotels, restaurants and spas – the second largest boutique hotel company in America. No longer CEO, Chip is an author, speaker and veteran practitioner of emotional intelligence in business and in his New York Times bestselling book, EMOTIONAL EQUATIONS: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success, he takes us from emotional intelligence to emotional fluency. Chip speaks around the world on finding meaning at work, is a regular blogger on The Huffington Post and his own blog at chipconley.com. He has been honored with the highest accolade in the American hospitality industry, the coveted ISHC Pioneer award, and was named the Most Innovative CEO – and Joie de Vivre the "2nd Best Place to Work" – in the entire Bay Area by The San Francisco Business Times.