14 Sep '11, 11am

Craig Newmark on Doing Well by Doing Good

Craig Newmark on Doing Well by Doing Good

Craig Newmark is a self-professed nerd, an ingenious, committed philanthropist and a wry savant. He founded craigslist in 1995 as an email distribution list for friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area. The service became web-based a year later; it fast expanded into other classified categories and U.S. cities. Today, it covers most countries in the world. Despite his phenomenal success, Craig Newmark has not followed the usual Silicon Valley route of going public, selling out and maximizing his return. Instead, he decided to “do what makes him feel better.” At the SOCAP 2011 conference, Newmark talked about his leadership style, the social impact of craigslist – beyond “getting rid of an old sofa” – and his new venture craigconnects . With humility and humor, Newmark recounted that his early days at Craigslist were a bit a rocky. “I had limitations as...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/09/craig-newmark-doing-d...

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