Originally Posted by skeedadell
Yeah interesting observation about Zuckerberg. Probably a reflection of his youth in that for all his bravado he really isn't confident enough (yet) in his identity to say "who cares who else is there, this is my style." That being said I'm glad he did lose the hoodie and maybe he actually has better judgement than he gets credit for. Or not.
Zuckerberg and Doerr are patients of mine, and I know Schmidt from when he was taking pilot training. Zuckerberg was a bit introverted, and we did not discuss anything to do with Facebook - couldn't judge his personality very deeply. Doerr, on the other hand, was intelligent, social, and engaging, and figured out some of the technicalities of my profession (Optometry) while I was doing the testing - blew me away. At the end of the exam, I opined that he had the best and most fun job in the world, and he readily agreed. Didn't get to know Schmidt at all, other than to ask him (when I first met him years ago) why he was jumping from Novell to a little-known-startup in Mountain View that was known for search, along with Inktomi, Yahoo, and others. He said he had a few other things in mind, other than search. No sh*t
I'll bet Zuck and Obama had very few words together, and that Jobs probably dominated that interesting seating arrangement. Obaba probably wanted to make Zuck feel less uncomfortable by all the older folks around him, which is par for the course when seating at these types of functions - place the person who is most out of place next to the honored guest or the host.