Startup the Egos Part II
March 15, 2014
When we equate selling a company for billions of dollars it creates a false sense that the CEO is a business genius. Knowing one area of business well, such as the programming part of Facebook, catapulted Mark Zuckerberg to be the youngest billionaire on the Forbes list, but do we have blinders on to the true scope of his talents because of the billions?
In short, yes. It’s not ‘hate’ or ‘jealousy’ it’s the reality. If you look at Startup the Egos Part I, it mentions there is an inflated sense of self and now view themselves as thought leaders. And now if we look at The Sociopathic Business Model ™ placing blame and lack of accountability are on the list.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a harshly worded blog criticizing US government surveillance and calling its activities a threat to the internet. He states:
“I’ve been so confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the US Government. When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals and not our government.”
The idea that Facebook’s platform exploited people’s personal data without all known implications initially is both inconsistent and contradictory to Mark Zuckerberg’s point painting him in a hypocritical light. The enemy of The Sociopathic Business Model™ is the truth.
Facebook has received criticism in the past for posting personal pictures without permission. Even Zuckerberg’s own sister, Randi, complained when one of her ‘private’ Facebook pictures were made ‘public,’ and proceeded to berate the offender publically. Randi said that sharing of a private photo was “not about privacy settings it was about human decency.” Yet Facebook openly used user photos for their advertising. Manipulation of the facts and data without regard to others is also an important characteristic to note.
The timing of Mark Zuckerberg’s blog post comes on the heels of a leaked to the media conference call where he expresses concern on Facebooks profits.
And to further make the point that Mark Zuckerberg’s call and blog to the President comes across as hypocritical: