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An Airbnb exec explains how the startup life damaged his health — and what he should have done

Joe Zadeh joined Airbnb as its third engineer, and as its current VP of product, he’s helped the startup become the industry-changing giant it is today. Zadeh doesn’t have the typical Silicon Valley backstory. He spent six and a half years studying the intersection of biology and computer science, he told Business Insider in an interview earlier this year. His goal was to use programming to help find the cure for diseases, but he felt the science industry moved too slowly for him.
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