Ebay's success as a company depends on the success of the community of sellers.
If you can get over this initial distrust that people have of strangers, you can do remarkable things.
Long-term sustainable change happens if people discover their own power.
I do like to fly under the radar. When I walk around town, the only people I want to recognise me and call me by my name are the folks at Starbucks.
I'm a technologist by origin and by training, but I'm focused on philanthropy.
What makes eBay successful - the real value and the real power at eBay - is the community. It's the buyers and sellers coming together and forming a marketplace.
A well-functioning microfinance bank can actually be a profitable business as well. So it became a perfect proof point that, through business, you can provide an experience that leads to individual self-empowerment.
What I'm really focused on is connecting people around shared interests, so together they can make good stuff happen. I'm more focused on helping people discover their power as individuals, but through those connections with one another.
Everyone is born equally capable but lacks equal opportunity.
If you give people the opportunity to do the right thing, you'll rarely be disappointed.
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