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Reboot Work, Find Success, and Become CEO of Your Destiny

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Maynard Webb is the chairman of the cloud-based customer service company LiveOps, the former COO of eBay and the founder of the Webb Investment Network

His first book, Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship, was published in January, and he recently sat down with New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi. 

Work — "Work isn't working for people anymore....People don't have jobs for life anymore. Most people don't have pensions....The world has evolved in a huge way, and I think we're still using outdated models of work."

Entrepreneurs vs. Freelancers — "Google was an entrepreneurial company. A lot of the companies I invest in are entrepreneurial companies. And they're not freelancers. I think entrepreneurship is a mindset about 'I'm not going to cede control of my career or my destiny to somebody else. I'm going to be in charge of it,' even if I decide to work for a company."

CEO of Your Own Destiny — "You can work for yourself or you can work for a company. It's about taking accountability for where you want to go, staying with a company as long as they're continuing to teach and to grow you. I think the best talent will have multiple options."

Happiness at Work — "Half of the country today is unhappy in what they do in the workforce. I think that's criminal....Just think of what the national productivity would be if all of us were engaged and happy and fulfilled."

Advice — "Assess exactly where you are and where you want to be and take a risk."

Guests:

Maynard Webb

Hosted by:

Manoush Zomorodi

Produced by:

Jessica Gould, Wayne Shulmister and Daniel P. Tucker

Editors:

Charlie Herman

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