eBay is Disruptive
Next week eBay celebrates its 20th Anniversary. In that time, it has literally turned transformed the way people trade with each other.
In a post yesterday, on LinkedIn's Pulse Ezine, Devin Wenig, eBay CEO wrote an extraordinary heartfelt message in which he describes the power of eBay, what has made it such an astonishing phenomenon and a brief glimpse into his vision for the future. "Building on our incredible heritage, eBay will continue to be a pioneer, at the forefront of e-commerce.", he said. I happen to find profound significance in this statement. Primarily because 'to be at the forefront of ecommerce' is such an coy assertion for most companies to make. It rolls effortlessly off the tongue, and so we have seen so many private and public corporations latch on to it with ease. However, unlike most other companies that may experience a temporary sort term top of mind news
cycle, few can actually boast the creation and proliferation of a marketplace such as eBay that has literally changed so many lives for the better, and enabled so many to realize their dreams so completely and consistently over the course of 2 decades.
"None of this would have happened were it not for the ability of ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Every day, on our [eBay] marketplace, traditional barriers of language, distance and borders are being broken down. Anyone with an idea, access to the Internet and the will to succeed can build a better life for themselves and their families, secure in the knowledge that they’re operating in a safe and trusted marketplace."
At its core, eBay is a company with thousands of employees who simply love the company they work for. They are driven by deeply felt beliefs in the great things that people can accomplish, when purposed with enriching the lives of others and our collective well being. I have seen scores of eBay executives, managers and staff inspired by the energy that comes from connectivity. To have the ability to literally change the world is the stuff that imagination is made of.
Growing up in Brooklyn, NY in the 1950's, 60's, 70's was an intensely memorable time for stamp and coin collectors. There was a stamp and coin shop on virtually every street corner. Nassau St was the thrill of a lifetime, Gimbels, Stampazine, The Strand in London abuzz with a beehive of philatelic activity, all immortalized in our minds forever. If the silver dollar on its way across the counter of my local bank in 1964 as equal trade for my crisp silver certificate wasn't uncirculated, it was not going to make the cut in my coin collection. We found 1909-S VDB's and 3 legged nickels in pocket change at the corner candy store. After many years of countless trade shows, mail order, print advertising, and traditional auctions, eBay disrupted an astounding deeply imbedded dynamic; however, opened up immensely exhilarating new opportunity. While a handshake is tremendously satisfying, technology has provided access to serendipitous experiences on an exponential scale. We can now view vast stamp and coin collections from any corner of the globe as though we were watching a movie. We can instantly acquire a collection containing hundreds of albums or hundreds of thousands of dollars in value with the simple click of a mouse.
And there's plenty of room for further disruption on eBay itself by visionary and innovative sellers adopting new and imaginative methods to present their merchandise and position their brands. It may be a coy assertion to make, but at NobleSpirit
, we like to think that we have disrupted the way stamps and coins are sold on eBay. With significant investments in our technology and infrastructure, we plan to do some very exciting things in the coming months ahead. By the way, kudos to Kelleher and Co. for producing a magnificent new format magazine, quite refreshingly disruptive! *** LAST CHANCE - LAST DAY TO BID - ON THIS ---- NobleSpirit OUTSTANDING VERY COMPLETE INTACT US COLLECTION
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*** INCREDIBLE COINS!
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COMING Sept 17th To Sept 26th
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-Important Civil War Patriotics
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-Rare Canal Zone
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--- If you love Air Mail,
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A US Singles collection is on the way to us, expected to be priced in the middle six figures. It encompasses 1-299 only! However, the magnitude of great and valuable rarities, including phenomenal census classed Proofs will provide a thrill for the most accomplished collector/investor.
Thank you, The Noblespirit Team