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The Mark Zuckerberg Conversation

By - October 21, 2007

Some coverage of this conversation claim I was too hard on Mark. I don’t think so, and I think he was pretty savvy in his response. His first answer left me a bit speechless, I’ll admit – I am used to folks saying no comment when I ask about on going negotiations….

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8 thoughts on “The Mark Zuckerberg Conversation

  1. His interview stands out from the others in several ways.

    There was no bonding whatsoever. He made very little eye contact with the Interviewer. Most of his answers appeared to be focussed towards the audience. He would look away and out to them while answering – almost as if he was trying to do a sales pitch.

    Even his body language – unlike the others – was leaning away from the interviewer and focussed on the cameras

  2. Craig Baker says:

    I loved the foot wear, looks like we have a junior Jobs on our hands.

  3. stone says:

    this kid is in way over his head and should *quickly* find someone to run the company.

  4. John Lowe says:

    I thought Mark did a fantasatic job in this interview. He was relatively relaxed and handled himself very well. For a very young fellow in a vortex of the world that is the internet business community where we eat our young he did a good job of communicating the “Facebook” philosophy. I also think that John was very fair but also asked some tough and somewhat baiting questions which was not only his right but his responsibility. Mark is in the very rough and tough world of being the CEO of a world class Internet application company. Regardless of his age he has to survive in that world and no one will cut him alot of slack. John did a fine job being both fair but also probing for some “nuggests” which he did uncover.

  5. John Lowe says:

    I thought Mark did a fantasatic job in this interview. He was relatively relaxed and handled himself very well. For a very young fellow in a vortex of the world that is the internet business community where we eat our young he did a good job of communicating the “Facebook” philosophy. I also think that John was very fair but also asked some tough and somewhat baiting questions which was not only his right but his responsibility. Mark is in the very rough and tough world of being the CEO of a world class Internet application company. Regardless of his age he has to survive in that world and no one will cut him alot of slack. John did a fine job being both fair but also probing for some “nuggets” which he did uncover.

  6. Cem says:

    Ok. What do you ask a guy with naked feet who just made 15 billion dollar?

  7. Simon Chen says:

    Having sat through the actual interview live as an attendee of Web 2.0, and then watching it again, I thought Mark did an admirable job. Sometimes we forget that he’s only 23. Facebook is at a critical juncture in its development and he’s probably getting enough smart advice now to help him answer the questions he can and wants to and dismiss the ones he simply cant.

  8. David Hunt says:

    So where’s the big announcement?