- I started
eBay as an experiment, as a side hobby basically, while I
had my day job.
Omidyar # Job,
future you're building
Don't try to program everything.
5 Year Plans never worked for the Soviet Union - in fact,
if anything, central planning contributed to its fall. Chances
are, central planning won't work any better for any of us.
Omidyar # Future,
we say here every day is that our success is really based
on our members' success, our community's success. We've created
an infrastructure and laid some basic ground rules to create
Omidyar # Success,
business is based on enabling someone to do business with
another person, and to do that, they first have to develop
some measure of trust, either in the other person or the system.
Omidyar # Brands,
got a passion for solving a problem that I think I can solve
in a new way. And that maybe it helps that nobody has done
it before as well.
Omidyar # Passion,
- By building
a simple system, with just a few guiding principles, eBay
was open to organic growth.
Omidyar # Company,
- We believe
people are basically good. We believe everyone has something
to contribute. We encourage you to treat others the way that
you want to be treated.
Omidyar # Belief,
the enormous variety of human experience and beliefs, we are
all fundamentally interested in the pursuit of a better quality
of life for ourselves, our children, and our families.
Omidyar # Experience,
I started eBay, it was a hobby, an experiment to see if people
could use the Internet to be empowered through access to an
efficient market. I actually wasn't thinking about it in terms
of a social impact. It was really about helping people connect
around a sphere of interest so they could do business.
Omidyar # Internet,
a platform - prepare for the unexpected...
know you're successful when the platform you've built serves
you in unexpected ways.
Omidyar # Challenging,
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