|Conventional wisdom tells us to go get a job out of college to learn
the ropes, not to take on friends as business partners, and to accept
defeat gracefully. Joe Kraus's business war stories are anything but
conventional. Before graduating college, he convinced five of his
friends to pass on blue chip job offers to start a business of their
own. What would that business be? They didn't know yet, but met at a
burrito shop to come up with something. The rest is Internet history.
Joe was the founding president of Excite, one of the first well-known Internet search and content sites. After a merger, Joe left Excite@Home in 2000 and tried his hand at world travel, angel investing and politics. Unable to break the entrepreneurship addiction, Joe is now starting JotSpot, the first application-wiki company. More on his newest venture in the next show.