Craig's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Atlanta Team

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    San Francisco, CA

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 4

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 4

CRAIG NEWMARK

Founder
Craigslist

“You play fair, you work hard, and you get ahead.”

INTERESTS:

Entrepreneurship Technology

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Values Hobbies & Pastimes

TAGS:

charles schwab, getting ahead, ibm, initiative, internet, responsibility, treat others the way you want to be treated

BIOGRAPHY:

After working at IBM for 17 years and not taking responsibility for his career, Craig finally decided to take charge of where he was heading. And to his surprise, a hobby ultimately provided the direction he sought. By 1998, the notices he had been sending to friends about cool events had caught on, and he had attracted a large following to what had become known as "Craig's list." The name stuck, and the hobby soon became a bona fide company, making Craig a major player in the dot.com world.

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