At the age of 26, Chip Conley started his own hospitality company, Joie de Vivre (JDV), 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. The preeminent thought leader at the intersection of business and psychology, Chip speaks around the world on finding meaning at work, is a regular blogger on The Huffington Post and his own blog at www.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 JDV the "2nd Best Place to Work" – in the entire Bay Area by The San Francisco Business Times. He received his BA and MBA from Stanford University, and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Psychology from Saybrook University, where he is the 2012 Scholar-Practitioner in residence.