Spencer Rascoff has achieved a lot in his younger profession, not solely serving to to construct the highly effective on-line real estate firm Zillow, but additionally serving as an early government at journey upstart Hotwire.
However possibly the 40-year-old former funding banker might toss all of it away and simply head to the ranch.
In an interview with Fortune — oddly filmed standing up in a studio — the Harvard-educated government says if he wasn’t running Zillow he’d like to be a stay-at-home dad.
However then he goes in a route that none of us noticed coming, noting he’d additionally like to be a cowboy. Or possibly a crossing guard.
“I’ve at all times wished to be a cowboy. I really like using horses. Perhaps one thing exterior. Considered one of my largest regrets about my profession decisions — I really like my job and I really like running a know-how firm — however you may have to do it inside, and I hate that,” he stated. “I want I might have a profession exterior, whether or not that be a cowboy or a crossing guard.”
Even so, Rascoff doesn’t sound like he’s prepared to purchase his cowboy hat and spurs. In the identical interview, the Zillow CEO says that he’s enthusiastic about his work as a result of “it’s so early” in on-line real estate.
“We’re going to look again, and 2016 goes to appear quaint fairly quickly, so it is rather early within the evolution of our trade,” stated Rascoff, who helped orchestrate the takeover of rival Trulia final 12 months. Requested what by Fortune’s Leigh Gallagher what retains him up at evening, Rascoff says “every thing,” mentioning that he’s a pure worrier. He then added that the factor he spends essentially the most time on is how engaged Zillow staff are of their work.
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