Monday, September 15, 2008
eBay Brain Drain - Alan Lewis, Now at Ning!
I've traded blog comments and sat down with Alan at eBay Live to discuss the world of ecommerce and I'm sad to see him go. Alan, was the creator of the eBay Desktop application and a all-round good guy.
Alan, has landed at Ning, and recently blogged about the change:
Just my 15%
"I'm breaking my unintended blog radio silence to announce that I have joined Ning as the platform product manager. Ning is a really cool company that lets you create a social network for anything. I am working with some great people at Ning. When I came in to interview I didn't know much about the company other than what I had read on Techcrunch, but everyone I met with really impressed me. I am not announcing what I am working on at Ning yet (keep track of the Ning blog if you are interested in that).
Of course joining Ning means leaving eBay. So why leave? My decision to leave was personal (in other words, it is none of your business), and had nothing to do with anything else that is going on at eBay right now. eBay has had some hard choices to make, and while I haven't always agreed with every decision they have made, the people who work there are basically good, and they are trying to do the right thing. Really."
I wish Alan well.