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In 7 Words, Craiglist's Craig Newmark Lays Out the Best Advice He Ever Got

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Craig Newmark founded Craigslist in 1995, after getting laid off from a job at Charles Schwab. He did it because he wanted to "give back," originally starting the site as an email digest of local events and notices to friends.

Craigslist now has at least 60 million users in the U.S. alone, and the site boasts 50 billion page views every month. Craigslist is the seventh-most-viewed website in the U.S., and Newmark is a billionaire.

But Newmark wasn't always the founder of a massively successful website and arguably global phenomenon. In fact, when he worked at IBM in the 1980s, he wasn't very well liked by some of his colleagues. When........

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