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  CRN | Meg Whitman (5)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Meg Whitman says fly-fishing is an antidote to her job as president and CEO of eBay.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that Whitman is an eBay user herself, having bought and sold Beanie Babies, ski equipment and what she calls "Colorado memorabilia",virtually anything associated with the state where she does most of her vacationing with her two sons and husband.
These days, Whitman, 46, spends much of her time in the West, particularly at eBay's headquarters in San Jose, Calif., even though she was born and raised in the quaint village of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. One thing she misses about the Northeast is the fall.
www.crn.com /sections/special/top25/top25_02.asp?ArticleID=38494   (1245 words)

 CNN - Behind the scenes at eBay - January 13, 2000
Whitman's credentials were among the best American education and business could offer, but her technical savvy was that of a casual user.
Whitman says her instinct told her the Internet was going to change everything and that something was going on with the trading community coalescing around eBay that gave it a leg up on other businesses.
Whitman's willingness to trust her instincts may be the key to her success in the frantic world of the Internet.
archives.cnn.com /2000/TECH/computing/01/13/ebay.whitman.idg   (1752 words)

 Creating Customer Evangelists: Meg Whitman of eBay
Whitman constantly prods the company to incorporate customer suggestions into company operations, from being able to accelerate the pace of auctions to quickly changing course or abandoning new policies altogether very quickly.
Because Whitman is so closely identified as a leader of the community as opposed to being president and CEO (an unpopular title these days in this Age of Greed and Excess), hundreds of eBay enthusiasts lined up for her autograph in June 2002 at eBay Live, the company's first customer/fan convention.
Whitman -- or just "Meg," as the community calls her -- was clearly the star.
www.creatingcustomerevangelists.com /resources/evangelists/meg_whitman.asp   (1298 words)

 Meg Whitman, President and CEO eBay Inc - AuctionWire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Meg's expertise in brand building, combined with her consumer technology experience, has helped eBay evolve into a leading company that is reshaping how commerce takes place around the world.
Before FTD, Meg served as president of the Stride Rite Corporation's Stride Rite Division where she was responsible for the launch of the highly successful Munchkin baby shoe line and the repositioning of the Stride Rite brand and retail stores.
Meg is on the Board of Directors of Procter and Gamble, and Gap Inc. She is also on the Princeton University Board of Trustees.
www.auctionwire.info /archives/2488-Meg-Whitman,-President-and-CEO-eBay-Inc.html   (422 words)

 USATODAY.com - 10 years ago, eBay changed the world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
And then CEO Meg Whitman — considered the most powerful woman in business; recently courted by Walt Disney to be its next CEO —; says she agreed in 1997 to interview for eBay's top job...
Whitman jumps in, saying that moving fast and staying flexible has been a key to her management.
Whitman, who ultimately told Disney she wasn't interested, is likely to be courted by other companies.
www.usatoday.com /money/industries/technology/2005-03-21-ebay-cover_x.htm?csp=1   (1964 words)

 CRN: Top 25 Executives
Whitman, 48, may have just unseated Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina as queen bee on Fortune’s annual list of the most powerful women in business, but she characteristically downplays her influence.
Whitman, who, along with her senior managers, sits in a cubicle rather than a spacious office, views her “job as a leader to help other people succeed rather than to help herself succeed,” says eBay board member Tom Tierney.
Whitman also has put her schooling in economics and brand management—she once was in charge of Hasbro’s Playskool and Mr.
www.crn.com /sections/special/top25/top25_03.jhtml?ArticleID=52600592   (363 words)

 Meg Whitman and eBay, Net Survivors
Meg Whitman, chief executive of eBay, is known for being willing to drop strategic moves if they prove to be mistakes.
Whitman remains committed to the goal she set in the froth of 2000: Revenue in 2005 of $3 billion and profits of $600 million.
Whitman insists that all the other executives voice their opinions on troublesome issues before she expresses her own.
old.law.columbia.edu /CPC/archive/e-economy/05EBAY.html   (1356 words)

 Princeton - News - Meg Whitman to support new residential college at Princeton
The gift from Whitman and her family, including her husband, Dr. Griffith R. Harsh IV, permits the University to proceed with plans announced almost two years ago to build a sixth residential college and expand the student body by 10 percent.
Whitman also has been active in Princeton's Women in Leadership Initiative, an effort launched in 1998 -- on the 25th anniversary of Princeton's first fully coeducational class -- to encourage alumnae to participate as philanthropists and volunteers.
Construction of Whitman College will allow the University to increase the undergraduate student body from about 4,600 to 5,100, with the increase to be phased in over four entering classes, probably beginning with the class of 2010.
www.princeton.edu /pr/news/02/q1/0204-whitman.htm   (775 words)

 Meg Whitman Converses with James Citrin
Whitman was recruited to eBay in March 1998 after a diverse career at blue-chip companies such as Hasbro, Walt Disney, and Bain and Company.
I recently interviewed Whitman to learn how the tragic events of Sept. 11 tested her leadership and to hear her wisdom at this difficult time for our nation and its economy.
Meg Whitman: Regardless of the conditions, we now have relearned quite painfully that life is too short to do something that you don't love.
www.mrwebauthor.com /mrswebauthor/success/megcitrin.html   (1112 words)

 Fool.com: Internet Taxes and Stock Options [Special] September 19, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He came in at a very tough situation with his name on the door in a strategically challenged situation and it would appear he is making excellent progress in terms of turning that company around, getting it back focused on its sort of core roots and moving that along very, very nicely.
Whitman: You know, one of the companies that is private and has a lot of traction, although it is tiny, is a little company called Friendster, which is basically sort of an online dating service, only you get to know people through a friend of a friend.
Whitman: I think as the current environment continues to evolve, companies will move to a mix of stock options and restricted stock or restricted stock only.
www.fool.com /specials/2003/03091900sp.htm   (951 words)

 Center for Public Leadership :: America's Best Leaders
Meg Whitman leads by not leading, bosses by not bossing, and manages by not managing.
In the process, Whitman has created a radically more democratic company, a model organization in which the collective intelligence and enthusiasm of its 157 million customers determine and drive the daily actions of its 9,300 employees.
Whitman also uses her board of directors as a think tank, a resource to help identify key questions that affect eBay's fortunes.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /leadership/usnews/whitman.html   (1551 words)

 ZoomInfo Web Summary: Meg Whitman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Meg is on the Board of Directors of Procter & Gamble, and Gap Inc. She is also on the Princeton University Board of Trustees.
Whitman joined eBay in 1998, from Hasbro, where she was general manager of the Preschool Division.
Whitman started her career at P&G after earning an M.B.A. from Harvard, then became a consultant at Bain & Co., went next to Walt Disney as a senior vice president and subsequently was president of Stride Rite and then president and CEO of FTD, the floral delivery company.
www.zoominfo.com /Search/PersonDetail.aspx?PersonID=339441&pc=   (2024 words)

 Meg Whitman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Margaret C. Whitman, (born August 4, 1956) has been the President and CEO of the online marketplace eBay since March 1998.
She joined eBay when the company had 30 employees and operated solely in the United States; eBay is now a global organization with over 9,000 employees.
Her large contributions have allowed the construction of the university's sixth residential college (to be named Whitman College), scheduled to open its doors in fall 2007.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Meg_Whitman   (321 words)

 IPO Dealings Mar Meg Whitman's Spiffy Image
But clearly Whitman is under the microscope, primarily because eBay used Goldman for its own IPO in 1998 and in its $1.5 billion acquisition this year of online bill-payment service PayPal.
Goldman Sachs spokesman Lucas Van Praag said Whitman has not participated in any IPOs since she became a director, and that she remains a private client of Goldman's.
Whitman's "level of activity as client was commensurate with her level of activity in IPOs," adds van Praag.
www.thestreet.com /pf/markets/detox/10045897.html   (975 words)

 This Blog Sits at the: Meg Whitman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Meg Whitman allowed her name briefly to stand for the CEO position at Disney last week.
Whitman then choose economics at Princeton, and, again, this probably took her away from a deep knowledge of her culture, not towards it.
Whitman says, "This company truly is built by the community of users.” So what would Disney look like if it were run by someone who actually published their email address.
www.cultureby.com /trilogy/2005/03/meg_whitman.html   (2253 words)

 Vision series - CNET News.com
And this is where Whitman faces one of her most difficult challenges: expanding the company into new businesses without alienating its legions of grassroots customers.
To her credit, Whitman has taken steps toward this goal that may seem unexpected for an executive with a distinctly Old Economy corporate background who is No. 2 on Fortune magazine's 2001 list of powerful business women, behind Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.
Whitman herself says she is happy at eBay and has no immediate plans to resign.
news.com.com /1200-1070-959420.html   (1683 words)

 Salon.com People | Meg Whitman
Whitman then worked for eight years at consulting firm Bain & Co. From 1989 to 1992, she was an executive at Walt Disney, where she opened the first Disney stores in Japan and learned the basics of how to make a business run smoothly.
Whitman got her first real taste of the spotlight in 1995, when she joined Florists' Transworld Delivery (FTD), initially as president and then as CEO.
Whitman oversaw FTD's conversion from a money-losing, florist-owned cooperative to a profitable private company, and she rejuvenated the FTD brand.
archive.salon.com /people/bc/2001/11/27/whitman   (885 words)

 eBay CEO Meg Whitman to Keynote WEC Luncheon Sept. 15
Whitman -- who took the helm at eBay in March 1998 -- has led the company to become the world's online marketplace and the number one consumer e- commerce site.
Among Whitman's many accolades, Fortune magazine ranked her the third most powerful woman in business in 2002; Worth magazine ranked her number one on its 2002 list of best CEOs; and Business Week magazine named her among the 25 most powerful business managers annually since 2000.
In 1999, Whitman was one of 10 community leaders partnering with United Way of Silicon Valley by working to expand the culture of philanthropy in their local community.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-09-2004/0002247258&EDATE=   (320 words)

 Meg Whitman Will Not Seek Re-Election to Gap Inc.'s Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that Meg Whitman, President and CEO of eBay, Inc. has decided not to stand for re-election to the company's board of directors when her current term expires in May, due to her other professional commitments.
"Meg's strategic and brand building expertise have made her a valuable asset to Gap Inc.'s board," said Bob Fisher, chairman of the board.
Whitman's departure, Gap Inc.'s board will include 12 directors, eight of whom are independent of the company and its management.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-23-2006/0004265900&EDATE=   (305 words)

 Margaret (Meg) Whitman, The Most Powerful Women - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Whitman has an impressive, blue-chip résumé, with executive stints at Hasbro, the Walt Disney Co. and Bain and Co., among others.
Whitman also serves on the boards of eBay as well as DreamWorks Animation, Procter and Gamble and the Gap.
Despite her stock's volatility, her personal holdings are valued at $1.6 billion, making Whitman one of the richest people on the planet.
www.forbes.com /lists/2005/11/5AW7.html   (269 words)

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Whitman's five percent in the company, estimated at $900 million, makes her the second most powerful woman in business.
At first Whitman was skeptical of what Omidyar's original "Auction Web" site could offer her in terms of a career.
Whitman is also known for her willingness to walk away from strategic moves that don't pan out.
www.unc.edu /~rmjohnso/research/ebay.html   (524 words)

 » eBay's Meg Whitman says voice phone calls going to zero cost | IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband | ZDNet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
During eBay's quarterly earnings analyst call yesterday, eBay CEO Meg Whitman rebutted criticism by a financial analyst that eBay's $4 billion purchase of Skype was too much.
Whitman's reasons for this belief center around her perception that the revenues that come as a regult of the Skype acquisition will not come from the phone side but via advertising and transaction fees.
Whitman said that within the next three to six years, most phone calls would be free- both on Skype and other networks.
blogs.zdnet.com /ip-telephony?p=710   (503 words)

 TIME Digital -- Digital 50 - MEG WHITMAN
Leading the charge is Meg Whitman, who's working to move eBay beyond rocking chairs and used baby clothes to a broader marketplace for personal and commercial goods.
Whitman began dressing up eBay's image early this year by having the company take out an insurance policy to protect buyers and sellers from fraud.
Of course, Whitman's main job these days is keeping track of the competition, including Amazon's new auction site and Priceline's new car auctions.
www.time.com /time/digital/digital50/05.html   (259 words)

 PCWorld.com - eBay Evolving Away From Auction Roots
More than a third of sales on eBay sites are bought instantly at fixed prices rather than through the online auctions that established its reputation, she said.
Whitman pointed out that the company helps mediate disputes, with customer support representatives getting involved in cases.
In any case, Whitman said Skype has 75 million users and is attracting 200,000 new members a day.
www.pcworld.com /news/article/0,aid,124648,00.asp   (509 words)

 globeandmail.com : globeinvestor.com : REPEAT/CBS MarketWatch Names eBay`s Meg Whitman as its First CEO of the Year
As CBS MarketWatch's 2003 CEO of the Year, Meg Whitman will be featured on the syndicated business magazine show CBS MarketWatch Weekend; on the MarkWatch.com Radio Network; in addition to being featured in broadband segments on the CBS MarketWatch Web site.
Meg Whitman was cited for her achievements in building the online auctioneer and creating value for both employees and shareholders.
Whitman was chosen from a group of six finalists, all of whom are profiled on the CBS MarketWatch Web site.
www.globeinvestor.com /servlet/WireFeedRedirect?cf=GlobeInvestor/config&vg=BigAdVariableGenerator&date=20030918&archive=bwire&slug=232615577   (504 words)

 PND News - Princeton Receives $30 Million Gift From Trustee Meg Whitman
Princeton University has announced a $30 million grant from Meg Whitman, president and CEO of eBay, Inc., the online auction mega-site, toward the construction of a new residential college at the university.
The gift from Whitman — a university trustee and member of the class of 1977 — and her family permits Princeton to proceed with plans announced almost two years ago to build a sixth residential college and expand its student body by 10 percent.
Beginning in 2004, Whitman College is expected to provide dormitory, dining, social, cultural, educational, and recreational space for approximately 500 students from all four undergraduate classes, along with a number of graduate students.
fdncenter.org /pnd/news/story.jhtml?id=5000006   (360 words)

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