Quotes from Meg Whitman | Corporate Executive & Former CEO Of EBay

*This is a compilation of quotes sourced from the internet.

Margaret C. Whitman, also known as Meg,is an American business executive and political candidate. She has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Hewlett-Packard Company since September 22, 2011 and its Chairman since July 16, 2014. Ms. Whitman serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard GlobalSoft Private Limited. She served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of EBay Inc. from 1998 to March 2008, and served as its Special Advisor. She served as the Chief Executive Officer at eBay Eachnet Co. Ltd.

Meg_Whitman_3On Social Networking | You look at the tremendous success of Facebook. To my mind there is not a lot of commerce going on in these social networking sites. eBay is a community anchored in commerce. It is a commerce site that built a community around it. What has not been proven is if the reverse can happen and people will go to community sites to do commerce.

On The Future Of The Business | My view is that, just as in many businesses, brands really matter. There will always be a role for destination sites. Eighty million users come to our destination. I think that will be the vast majority of our future business.

On Communication | Communications is at the heart of e-commerce and community. It is very clear that voice communications is moving on to the Internet. In the end, the price that anyone can provide for voice transmission on the Net will trend toward zero.

On Advertising | We have always said that advertising is just the icing on the cake. It is not the cake.

On Talking About Education | You can’t stand for too many things. You can’t use the bully pulpit for too many things. So, I promise you, every day, I am going to talk about jobs, spending, and education.
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On Business | A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission. That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today’s competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join

On The Growth On The Net | Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It’s all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net

whitman-1-300Lessons I Learnt | You can kill a man but you can’t kill an idea

On Running Large Organization | I have run large organizations, I know what it takes to create a healthy business climate, and I have more experience than Jerry Brown doing that. So it’ll be a stark contrast, a career politician vs. someone who has met a payroll, gotten a return on investment, knows how to use technology to do more with less.