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 that?s 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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  • Reply 1 of 27
    And here I thought Zuckerberg was coached by Satan himself.
  • Reply 2 of 27
    Steve Jobs should have coached him on how to blink his eyes.



    Are all people with Asbergers as evil as Zuckerberg?
  • Reply 3 of 27
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,594member
    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)
  • Reply 4 of 27
    conradjoeconradjoe Posts: 1,887member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by scotty321 View Post




    Are all people with Asbergers as evil as Zuckerberg?



    Naw. Most of them use Macs.
  • Reply 5 of 27
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    Originally Posted by bloggerblog View Post


    And here I thought Zuckerberg was coached by Satan himself.



    Played by Justin Timerberlake in that movie...
  • Reply 6 of 27
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    Originally Posted by paxman View Post


    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.
  • Reply 7 of 27
    Them were some big earrings.
  • Reply 8 of 27
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    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.
  • Reply 9 of 27
    They definitely both like talking walks.
  • Reply 10 of 27
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    Originally Posted by scotty321 View Post


    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.
  • Reply 11 of 27
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,594member
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    Originally Posted by BrooksT View Post


    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
  • Reply 12 of 27
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,594member
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    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post


    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.
  • Reply 13 of 27
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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.
  • Reply 14 of 27
    pokepoke Posts: 506member
    Not sure what all the hate is about. Zuckerberg seems competent enough.
  • Reply 15 of 27
    ktappektappe Posts: 759member
    And yet Facebook fought Apple every step of the way in bringing FB-interfacing solutions to iOS devices.
  • Reply 16 of 27
    Isn't this old news?
  • Reply 17 of 27
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    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post


    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?
  • Reply 18 of 27
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    Originally Posted by BrooksT View Post


    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.
  • Reply 19 of 27
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    It's amazing how the people that have forever changed the way we socialize tend to be the most socially incompetent.
  • Reply 20 of 27
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    Originally Posted by theguycalledtom View Post


    They definitely both like talking walks.



    I wonder if Zuck got that after his Jobs walk.
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