5 Reasons I’m Not Doing craigslist Management

5 Reasons I’m Not Doing craigslist Management


Craigbert colorI haven't been a spokesman for craigslist, or had any role in management since 2000.

It took a lot to recognize my limitations as a manager, and then relinquish my CEO role. A LOT of people still think I'm still in a management role, and it gets reinforced by inaccurate articles that persist on the 'net.

Here are 5 reasons I'm not in craigslist management anymore:

1. My deal is that, as a manager, I kinda suck.

2. I hired someone smarter than me to run the company, while I stick with customer service.

3. I really found my calling in customer service, and every day I see firsthand how we help people put food on the table and put a roof over that table.

4. While people often know me as the founder of craigslist, I'm really on my own public service mission these days. It's why I started this deal, craigconnects, so I can focus on philanthropy and public service. Here's a list of what I'm focusing on lately…

5.  My approach just isn't the usual approach in Silicon Valley or anywhere else, but I’m a nerd, and a nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do. It's not altruism, it just feels right.

Have you ever experienced a life-altering revelation? If so, where'd it take you?

(And please note: I'm really living La Vida Craigbert these days…)




Craigslist is part of my daily ritual. I sit on furniture found on Craigslist. I type on a computer found on Craigslist. I advertise on Craigslist. I connect socially on Craigslist. Thank you for a vision that has become such a powerful tool in my daily life.


There are too much Scams now a days on Craiglist …. do something … if possible …

Peter H.

Customer Service is a commitment. It has to be all-in. Half-a$$ed efforts only erode your business from both sides. It's not enough to listen to a customer, but learn from a customer to give them more than what they wanted or asked for.


Hey Craigs.. Are you kidding me.. You are Helping & feeding people, is there anything better then that? I am a biggest supporter of your support to educational campaigns specially in Afghanistan.. we love you man.. keep it up!!


I found my apartment on CL, gave away my junk through CL, met my husband on CL, found my job on CL… Let's see what else CL can get me… Thanks CL & Craig for CL. :)

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