The Mark Zuckerberg Conversation

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…

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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Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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