What I admire about Mark Zuckerberg.

Karthikeyan Ramasamy
May 20 · 2 min read

Not caring about Money and Lifestyle

Mark Zuckerberg slept on a mattress on the floor in a small apartment years after he could have afforded much more.When Facebook started making money, had he wanted he might have started leading a luxurious life.

But Mark did’nt do it. Instead he just focused on taking Facebook to greater heights.

Not Willing to have a boss

Yahoo offered to buy Facebook for 1 Billion dollars.Everyone in that company wanted Mark to say yes. Even Chris Hughes, his friend and Co-Founder of Facebook wished the same. Had Mark decided to sell his company, that would have made everyone in it, a millionaire. It was an unimaginable amount for them. Everyone would have said yes. If not, at the maximum, they would have negotiated with Yahoo to get more money.

But Mark did’nt say Yes. Chris got a chance to ask him about this. What he said was, “I just don’t know if I want to work for Terry Semel,” Yahoo’s chief executive.

Recommendations

  1. Watch the David Fincher Movie “The Social Network”.
  2. If you are interested in reading and have time, read the book “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich.

You’ll get to know more about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.

References

1) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/09/opinion/sunday/chris-hughes-facebook-zuckerberg.html

Karthikeyan Ramasamy
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