Press on Maynard Webb and Rebooting Work

Yahoo Said to Appoint Maynard Webb as Chairman

August 16th, 2013

By Harrison Westwater, Wendy Brundige & Brian Womack

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) is appointing Maynard Webb as chairman, people with knowledge of the decision said, as Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer continues a turnaround effort of the Internet company.

Webb, who joined Yahoo’s board in February 2012, was serving as interim chairman after then-chairman Fred Amoroso resigned in April. The people asked not to be identified because the information was private.

“Maynard Webb’s leadership and guidance have been an invaluable part of our board since he joined it in 2012,” said Anne Espiritu, a spokeswoman for Yahoo. “We are honored that Maynard will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board.”

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Reboot Work, Find Success, and Become CEO of Your Destiny

April 23rd, 2013

Maynard Webb is the chairman of the cloud-based customer service company LiveOps, the former COO of eBay and the founder of the Webb Investment Network.

His first book, Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship, was published in January, and he recently sat down with New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi.

Work — “Work isn’t working for people anymore….People don’t have jobs for life anymore. Most people don’t have pensions….The world has evolved in a huge way, and I think we’re still using outdated models of work.”

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The Age of Entrepreneurship and Self-Help. Barf?

April 21st, 2013

By Manoush Zomorodi

Why is it that whenever I talk about the tech “scene,” the conversation often turns todoing what you lovebeing your best self, and finding your passion?

All this self-reflection and analysis makes me feel slightly nauseous. But I’m going with it.

As Business Insider noted last week, “people are voluntarily quitting their jobs at the highest rate since the pre-recession era.” That’s according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.

Many of us have technology and digital tools to thank for the flexibility we have to work anywhere and anytime.  That easy connectedness has let the entrepreneurial spirit, formerly reserved for geniuses, trustafarians, and the fiercely competitive, trickle down to us regular white-collar folks.

Suddenly we are being given a chance to become “CEO of our own destinies,” as Maynard Webb, author of Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship puts it…….


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April 17th, 2013

Blog by FlashFood ASU

On Monday, Mary Hannah and I had the amazing experience of meeting Maynard Webb, former COO of eBay and current Yahoo! and board member, through the ASU Edson program. After attending his guest lecture, we met with Mr. Webb for a small group discussion with other Edson companies to share our experiences in starting companies, and to ask for guidance on how to surmount challenges we face. Reflecting on his own experiences, he offered valuable advice addressing the issues and frustrations we face in our businesses and individual career paths. It was an experience we will never forget!……


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Raikes School to feature former eBay COO, Design Studio Showcase Friday

April 15th, 2013

By Danny Schreiber

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln‘s Raikes School of Computer Science and Management on Friday will spotlight the work of its capstone students in its annual Raikes Design Studio Project Showcase.

The event, which takes place in the Kauffman Center on the university’s campus, begins at 1:30 p.m. with a presentation by tech industry veteran Maynard Webb. The former COO of eBay (1999-2006) is the author of the recently released New York Times best seller, “Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship“. A 30-minute reception follows Webb, and the main event, the project showcase, takes place from 3-5 p.m…….

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Former eBay COO Maynard Webb on what makes workers tick

April 3rd, 2013

By Hayley Ringle

As the former eBay chief operating officer,Maynard Webb helped the online auction company grow from $140 million in revenue to more than $6 billion.

Now, when the 30-year veteran of the technology industry isn’t involved with his new investment network or serving as a board member on LiveOps, Yahoo or, he is sharing his experiences and giving advice on taking control of your career.

His New York Times bestseller, “Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship,” creates frameworks to help people and gives companies guidelines to change how they work and speak to workers…….

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5 Secrets to Success From Maynard Webb

March 26th, 2013

Blog by Kevin Kruse

What are the secrets to success?

I recently asked that question to Silicon Valley legend, Maynard Webb. Webb was brought in as eBay’s President of Technology back in their startup phase and his team is credited with fixing their notorious crashing server problems. He is currently Chairman of LiveOps and sits on the boards of and Yahoo!

Without hesitation, Webb listed these items:……

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Lay Off Your Buildings, Not Your People!

March 13th, 2013

Issue 103 – 03 | Lay Off Your Buildings, Not Your People!

By Maynard Webb 

“When I began my career, everyone “went” to work. It was long before the advent of the Internet and personal computers; you had to go to work to gain access to computing power. Most computer centers had people on call 24/7. When there was a problem, they had to drive to the office and fix the problem on-site. There was no such thing as logging on remotely. Employees had to be at their desks to do work. Our inboxes were paper based. We had written phone memos, not voicemail, so in order to receive a call, we had to be in the office. There weren’t PCs that could be disconnected and taken home. At that time, it wasn’t firewalls that protected the network; it was office walls, and if you weren’t inside the office, you weren’t able to work. Offices and office hours actually made sense.

Now it’s an unbelievably outdated concept.”

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The Silicon Valley Secret to Motivating Employees

March 7th, 2013

By Kevin Kruse

Motivating employees is a hot topic in every company, every team, and with every manager. And nowhere is the work ethic more legendary than in Silicon Valley.

How do Silicon Valley companies get their employees to work weekends and to pull all-nighters? How do they get them to work on “death marches” to hit launch deadlines? How do they get them to focus on goal completion and not on how many hours left until 5pm?

Many people wrongly think the answer is the perq’s. While Silicon Valley companies are notorious for their foosball tables, free meals, espresso machines and laundry service, perq’s are a convenience but not a motivator.

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