For one of Facebook’s OG employees, he learned a very valuable lesson, one that he has carried with him ever since and shares with us today.
“If you are over 30… successful companies should not employ you.”
[h/t Noah Chestnut]
In 2008, SXSW pulled off something of a coup by booking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—who had never attended the festival—as a keynote interview. The Q&A was conducted by journalist Sarah Lacy. Anticipation was remarkably high before the event…but things quickly went wrong…
"I’m here to build something for the long term," Zuckerberg said. "Anything else is a distraction."
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"The unfair economic reality is that those already on Facebook have way more money than the rest of the world combined, so it may not actually be proﬁtable for us to serve the next few billion people for a very long time, if ever. But we believe everyone deserves to be connected."
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"Dear Mark Zuckerberg, I’m sorry for breaking your privacy and post to your wall."
“The average office worker spends around 16 hours in meetings each week. That’s over 800 hours a year. For a grand total over an entire career of—are you sitting down?—37,440 hours of meetings. That’s more than 4 years of your precious time…”
“"At one level, [Home] is just the next mobile version of Facebook. At a deeper level, I think this can start to be a change in the relationship that we have with how we use computing devices." -Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook Home announcement address.”
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Home, Facebook’s new Android app-slash-skin, is worth investigating. It runs along a new axis of user experience, un-cordons the app, and shows how Facebook is becoming less of a product and more of a service.
But beyond being immersive, low-friction, and whatever other buzzword descriptors you’d like to attach to it, Home is a recognition a subtle and profound paradigm shift.
See our Takeaways from his address here.
Forget about checking Facebook on your iPhone or Android app. Or waiting until you get home. The social network introduced its own addition to the Android operating system in a highly-anticipated announcement today, called “Home.”
Home is a series of apps that you can install and that becomes the home of your phone.
"Our phones are designed around apps not people," Zuckerberg said. "We want to flip that around."
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But the moment belonged first and foremost to Zuckerberg, who for years has had his own identity problem: “boy CEO.” Young, arrogant, and awkward—no one believed that Zuckerberg could survive the adult swim of real business, and thanks to his depiction in The Social Network, some folks will forever see him as the fatally flawed psychopathic robot nerd looking to steal your code, your personal data, your girlfriend. “I don’t think about it … much,” he once told me when I asked him how he handles all the noise, measuring his words as he always does. “I understand why people need to have these dialogues, to ask these questions. We have so much to do here, we don’t think about it if we don’t have to.”
“Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services.”
Once Facebook goes public, the party’s over, right? Less innovation and more kowtowing to Wall Street, no? Maybe. Then again, maybe not.