Saturday, January 13, 2007

Lunch with Craig Newmark

On Friday I attended a lunch plus presentation event with Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist. It was organized by the folks at Ibreakfast together with NYU. What's striking about Craig is how genuine he is. You really get the feeling that what you see is what you get with him. No hidden agenda, no public face, no attitude - he's just a straight out nice guy who wants to do good to the community. He describes his job there as (his title is "Chief Customer Representative" or something like that as this:
1) Listen to your customers' wishes
2) Try to help them

What a great way to approach a company - so simple and yet true. And now pair this with the temptations of a 6bn monthly page impressions "empire" - all the power to Craig and his fellow listers for keeping it so real!


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