What It's Like to Work for This Guy

'Princely' Mark Zuckerberg used to shout 'domination' at meetings
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2010 7:48 AM CST
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles at the annual Allen & Co.'s media summit in Sun Valley, Idaho, Thursday, July 9, 2009.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

(Newser) – When Facebook goes public, its IPO could make founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg the richest 25-year-old in the world. But Zuckerberg, who prides himself on his ability to delay gratification, is in no hurry: Facebook will go public, he says, but not anytime soon. Zuckerberg has, however, switched from sandals to a suit and tie because "this is a serious year," according to a Wall Street Journal profile that dishes some fresh details on Facebook's head honcho.

Employees also told the Journal that Zuckerberg, whose mom calls him Princely, is a micro-manager who rarely praises them. One engineer penned an internal memo called "Working with Zuck," that explained it's unwise to "expect acknowledgment for your role in moving the discussion forward; getting the product right should be its own reward." Fond of reciting lines from The Iliad, Zuckerberg is said to believe Facebook has a special mission that goes beyond making money, and he used to end meetings by thrusting his fist in the sir and leading employees in a chant of "domination!"

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