The Rise And Fall (And Rise Again?) Of Jay Walker
from the can't-keep-a-good-salesman-down dept
Red Herring has a fairly detailed look at the rise and fall of Jay Walker (most famous for creating Priceline). It paints an interesting portrait of the guy – which isn’t particularly flattering (but not as bad as it could have been, either). You get the feeling that he’s the type of guy who seems to ignore the downsides of things and is always looking for the next big upside. The best story in the article, though, is about the guy from Sharper Image who is still trying to get back $600,000 Walker owes him from a company he started in the 80s.