Craig's Open Road

CRAIG NEWMARK

Founder
Craigslist

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

INTERESTS:

Entrepreneurship Technology

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Values Hobbies & Pastimes Determination Success

FOUNDATION:

Accomplishing Goals

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Spent 17 years at IBM right out of school, "didn't take any initiative in terms of [his] career."
  • Finally snapped out of it, got a job he liked at Charles Schwab.
  • Started Craigslist as a hobby, with the idea that he'd send his friends 10 or 12 cool events.
  • People started making suggestions, like that he should include job postings; just kept growing.
  • By 1998, it'd become so popular that he decided to make it "a real company."
  • Works on two core values: "Play fair, work hard and you get ahead," and "treat people the way you want to be treated."

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