Press on Maynard Webb and Rebooting Work

Maynard Webb On ‘Rebooting’ Your Career By Relying On Yourself, Not Your Employer [TCTV]

February 4th, 2013

By Colleen Taylor

Maynard Webb knows a thing or two about navigating through a career path. From the start of his professional life as an entry-level employee at IBM, he has risen to be one of the tech industry’s most respected veterans. After working his way up through increasingly senior ranks at technology firms, he became perhaps best known for working in executive roles including COO at eBay from 1999 to 2006, helping build the e-commerce company through its biggest boom times. After that, he served until 2011 as CEO at customer service technology firm LiveOps, where he remains chairman of the board. Today he also holds board seats at Salesforce and Yahoo, responsibilities he juggles with a number of other initiatives.

And Webb just added another role to his resume — author — to help other people better forge their own successful work lives. Along with Carlye Adler, Webb has written a book released last week called Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship, in which he talks about the tools needed to build a successful career in the modern age, and how it’s different now than it’s ever been before…….


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Maynard Webb on fixing eBay and your career (Q&A)

January 29th, 2013

By Jim Kerstetter

Maynard Webb is a fixer.

When Webb was asked to take control of eBay’s failing IT operations in 1999, the company was in full-scale crisis. The then-young, fast-growing site had become the poster child for dot-com instability as it suffered through a series of outages. CNN crews, as Webb remembers, were parked outside eBay’s offices, waiting for the next headline-grabbing crash.

Nearly 14 years later, eBay is a mature company (at least by dot-com standards) and Webb is considered one of the elder statesmen of Silicon Valley. He left eBay several years ago and is now a member of the board of directors at big companies such asYahoo and and small ones such as LiveOps. He is also an angel investor at the Webb Investment Network, and he’s still the occasional entrepreneur, now working with his new startup, Outside Counsel…….

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So You Hate Your Job: 5 Things You Can Do About It

November 28th, 2012

By Victoria Barret

Many of us feel stuck. We’re creative, ambitious, and paying our dues, but the final payoff is far from guaranteed. At many firms, there is a constant threat of layoffs looming. And that might be the best case scenario. Companies don’t have the staying power of decades anymore. Big names can blow up: think BearSterns, Dewey & LeBoeuf.

So how can you protect your future from being tethered to a larger sinking or stagnant ship? ”You need to control your career destiny,” says Maynard Webb, one of Silicon Valley’s technology legends……

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