To help pay for grad school at USC, he sold textbooks online - legitimate copies that he’d purchased overseas. But academic publishing behemoth John Wiley & Sons sued Supap, claiming that his trade in Wiley’s foreign-market textbooks constituted copyright infringement.
Omidyar, the programmer who created eBay, is one of America’s richest men, a 47-year-old philanthropist intent on giving away the fortune he made when he was 31. He is on collegial terms with the Clintons and has been a partner in their charity work.
Can you imagine going to work thinking you will be named the new CEO of Yahoo! that day, only to be shown the door? This is a tough love type story.
Wow, business can be harsh. Tim Armstrong of AOL can apparently be a little bit harsher.
Jack Abraham’s taxi came to a stop. It was Saturday night, Feb. 17, 2012 — around 7:30 p.m. Outside the cab, it was dark and in the low 40s. Abraham had arrived at San Francisco Airport. He had just barely enough time to make his flight. Still, he hesitated, momentarily glued to the seat as the momentousness of what he was about to do fully dawned on him.
“Are you crazy?” he asked himself, out loud.