Bringing Innovation Back to eBay

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As excited as he was, Abraham had a bad feeling about where “planning” and “road mapping” would lead in a company of eBay’s size — to the slow death of his idea at the hands of the company’s entrenched careerists, who would naturally rally to protect their turf.

But here was a chance to really do something. If he could just move quickly.

Innovation within a culture of long-held fiefdoms requires the ability to color outside the lines. Sometimes more time planning just means more time to drown under the weight of bureaucratic decision making.

You Can Explain eBay’s $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story


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