Picking over the coals of Infoseek draws a certain reticence from Kirsch. I ask what kind of business leader he think he is.
He pauses, 'technical vision and some marketing and sales.'
Is he a good motivator?
'I think so.'
I switch tack to discuss his latest venture. Obviously, his bittersweet experience at Infoseek hadn't weakened his entrepreneurial resolve?
'No! I'm working like crazy. I was up until one o'clock in the morning on the computer. Then I get up at seven o'clock. So I'm getting a lot less sleep now than I used to.'
Kirsch is using some of the tens of millions of dollars he made from the Infoseek sale to fund his new venture. It is an internet infrastructure business that will help in the building of websites ...