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

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This truly fascinating story on INNOVATION was published on Business Insiderhere

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

Saving Ebay v.3_03

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.

In a few minutes, Abraham and five of his coworkers from eBay would board a 14-hour flight to Sydney, Australia.

Their plan was to spend the next two weeks re-inventing the eBay homepage, based on a rough idea Abraham had pitched to Donahoe only the day before. The CEO…

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