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Facebook's Zuckerberg says he was coached by Steve Jobs

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Social networking guru Mark Zuckerberg says that Steve Jobs coached him on building Facebook, from company focus to choosing the right management team.

In an interview with Charlie Rose that is set to be aired on Monday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Steve Jobs advised him on how to build a better company, from management to overall mission, reports Bloomberg.

"I had a lot of questions for him, Zuckerberg said. Jobs reportedly advised on how to build a team around you thats focused on building as high quality and good things as you are," and "the aesthetics and kind of mission orientation of companies."

Zuckerberg, who is ranked No. 14 on Forbes' list of the richest people in America, mentioned during the interview that he worked well with Apple and sought Jobs' advice as Facebook grew amidst pressure from tech giants like Google. It was reported that the Facebook president admired Jobs, and based his early management style after that of the late Apple CEO.

According to his biography, Jobs felt that it was his responsibility to give up-and-coming tech executives advice, pulling from his over 35 years of experience in the industry. During a '60 Minutes' interview with his biographer, the late Apple co-founder said he admired Zuckerberg for trying to grow Facebook instead of selling it.

"You know we talk about social networks in the plural but I don't see anybody other than Facebook out there. It's just Facebook--they're dominating this. I admire Mark Zuckerberg," Jobs said. "I only knew him a little bit, but I admire him for not selling out. For wanting to make a company. I admire that a lot."

The upcoming Charlie Rose interview also includes Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and is expected to air Monday night on Bloomberg Television.

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And here I thought Zuckerberg was coached by Satan himself.
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Steve Jobs should have coached him on how to blink his eyes.

Are all people with Asbergers as evil as Zuckerberg?
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Wow, how irritating is Sheryl Sandberg? The piercing eyes, the piercing nose, the piercing voice, and the not really that sharp comments. Her boss may not be that much better but at least he doesn't grate so bad.
(shudder)
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Are all people with Asbergers as evil as Zuckerberg?

Naw. Most of them use Macs.
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And here I thought Zuckerberg was coached by Satan himself.

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Wow, how irritating is Sheryl Sandberg? The piercing eyes, the piercing nose, the piercing voice, and the not really that sharp comments. Her boss may not be that much better but at least he doesn't grate so bad.
(shudder)

How many times do you think Zuckerberg will allow Sandberg to interrupt him before he takes her out back and throttles her.
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post #8 of 28
Them were some big earrings.

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Social networking guru Mark Zuckerberg says that Steve Jobs coached him on building Facebook, from company focus to choosing the right management team.


That fact alone should clue this guy in that starting up in the Silicon Valley was the smartest thing he did. No way SJ would have gone to Boston as sick and as busy as he was.
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They definitely both like talking walks.
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Steve Jobs should have coached him on how to blink his eyes.

So you know that Jobs prided himself on being able to stare at people without blinking, right? Because if so, that's a kind of funny and ironic comment. If not, it's still funny, but the joke's on you.
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So you know that Jobs prided himself on being able to stare at people without blinking, right? Because if so, that's a kind of funny and ironic comment. If not, it's still funny, but the joke's on you.

Yeah, but there is a big difference between looking intimidating and looking like a fish
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How many times do you think Zuckerberg will allow Sandberg to interrupt him before he takes her out back and throttles her.

I can only assume she is good at what she does and gets the job done. She came across less than smart which I am sure is inaccurate. Based on the short clip having them on together was probably not a great idea. Zuckerberg doesn't really need anyone trying to get a word in edgeways in the background while he talks whilst snapping 'Right!', That's right!" when he makes a point.
She makes the point that Facebook only does "One thing!" and then they spend the rest of the time modifying that claim.
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And here I thought Zuckerberg was coached by Satan himself.

Yeah, why is it so easy to like Jobs and so difficult to like Zuckerberg and his product? I hate Facebook, but I love nearly all things Apple.
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Not sure what all the hate is about. Zuckerberg seems competent enough.
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And yet Facebook fought Apple every step of the way in bringing FB-interfacing solutions to iOS devices.
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Isn't this old news?
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How many times do you think Zuckerberg will allow Sandberg to interrupt him before he takes her out back and throttles her.

That was funny, wasn't it?
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So you know that Jobs prided himself on being able to stare at people without blinking, right? Because if so, that's a kind of funny and ironic comment. If not, it's still funny, but the joke's on you.

IMO, that makes Jobs more weird than Zuckerberg.
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It's amazing how the people that have forever changed the way we socialize tend to be the most socially incompetent.
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They definitely both like talking walks.

I wonder if Zuck got that after his Jobs walk.

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Not sure what all the hate is about. Zuckerberg seems competent enough.

Successful + competent = antithesis of some internet haters. Why be surprised at the hate from 50 year olds living in Mom's basement?
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The Suckerborg couldn't hold a candle to Steve. Go zuck yourself, Mark. That's what you should do instead of screwing your users.
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I read all these coments of hate for a Zukerburg and the service He created which is proberbly used by 2 thirds of the internet world, and I bet most of the haters have a facebook account, and wish that they were smart enough to do what He has done. Ok they farm data. But that is how they make money to provide a service that the enduser gets for free if you dont like it dont use it simple, just don't slate someone because you're jealous of what they created. It just makes you look like a fool.
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Facebook is kind of retarded. People think they are socializing but are they? Are we socializing here? I don't care if Zuckerberg is successful or not, I don't even know him. Neither do any of you. That's the point, you are only seeing an online persona, you aren't actually getting to know people unless you also see them in real life.
post #26 of 28
Asperger syndrome hurts a lot of people. Moms, Dads, Brothers, Sisters... and those directly affected by it.

"Evil" is not part of the diagnosis.
post #27 of 28
Not so keen on Wastebook, but Sheryl Sandberg, wow won't she shut the heck up and let teenie talk!
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He says Steve coached him, but he later turned him down when "Suck" denied iTunes access to facebook. He wanted to charge too much to Apple. I know that term "business is business" but I think he´d must been more kind.
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