End-ups are old companies and institutions that want to be become more like start-up, and startups want to become more like end-ups.
At the DLD Conference in Munich, John Maeda, President of RISD, sat onstage with the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, Joe Gebbia. They discussed the unique creative culture at Rhode Island School of Design, where Joe went to college, and where John currently serves as president. Joe shared some of his secrets of being a successful designer-founder. He asked John what it’s like to run a 136-year-old institution like RISD.