eBay’s Head of Europe Paul Todd talks about the company’s future

There’s an interview and video with eBay’s Paul Todd available that you might be interested in watching.

Todd is the senior vice president of eBay EMEA leading operations in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, as well emerging high-growth markets including Turkey. Paul also holds a global role leading eBay’s marketing worldwide.

We’ve posted the video below and here’s the link to the written interview.

With eBay in its first month as a single entity, it’s time to start piecing together the clues of where it’s going and what the plans are. We don’t have a clear view yet.

The one thing I will say I’m impressed with his is comment regarding literature: “I love literature, and even if I fall asleep after the first page, I find time to read every day. My favorite book is The Master of Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, written in the 1930s in Russia and it’s about Satan visiting Moscow and the havoc that he creates in the process. It’s a protest against the regime that existed at the time and I think the inventiveness and creativity that came out of that incredibly stark environment is fascinating. Plus, it’s a really entertaining read.”

I’ve just ordered the book in question on Amazon because I always like a reading tip. It would seem the PR blurb is wrong. It’s called the Master and Margarita.