Every couple of years, a new company in Silicon Valley becomes a wellspring of a new generation of entrepreneurs and executives. Back in the 70s and 80s, Intel sales guys like Bill Davidow and John Doerr went onto VC firms Mohr Davidow Ventures and Kleiner Perkins. In the 90s, Sun execs popped up as CEO of Autodesk (Carol Bartz) and Motorola (Ed Zander).
Now, eBay seems to be churning out a good number of people who are ending up at companies that are attracting attention.
Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, which eBay acquired, has started a company that wants to … Read more