One of the youngest and most successful entrepreneurs in the world, any career advice from Mark Zuckerberg should probably taken fairly serious, or at the very least written down.
Speaking at the Mobile World Congress this week – the world’s biggest wireless phone fair in Barcelona – the 30-year-old Facebook founder was asked the main thing he looks for in a potential employee. And his answer was as simple as it was significant. ‘I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person,’ Zuckerberg told the gathering at a town hall meeting.
‘It’s a pretty good test.’
Earlier this week, Zuckerberg was forced to fend off complaints that his hugely popular social network was getting a free ride out of telecom operators who host its service on smartphones. He was confronted with tensions between Internet giants such as Facebook and Google and telecom firms present at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest wireless phone fair, in Barcelona. Executives have complained that some Internet services’ smartphone applications generate revenue while it is the telephone companies that are forced to invest in the networks that host them.