MEG WHITMAN was the CEO of eBay from 1998 to 2008, growing the company into an unparalleled engine of global e-commerce. Her thirty-year career includes helping many companies, including Stride Rite, Bain & Company, Procter & Gamble, Disney, and Hasbro. In 2009, she announced her candidacy for governor of California. She lives in Atherton, California, with her husband, Griff Harsh, and has two grown sons, Griff and Will.
JOAN O’C. HAMILTON is a former Silicon Valley bureau chief for BusinessWeek. She now works with executives and political leaders as a book collaborator and lives in Menlo Park, California.