In an interview with Charlie Rose that’s airing tonight, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says that Steve Jobs advised him on company focus and other matters.

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs advised him on how to sharpen his company’s focus and build the right management team for the world’s largest social network.

“I had a lot of questions for him,” Zuckerberg said in an interview with Charlie Rose that’s due to air today. The topics included, “how to build a team around you that’s focused on building as high quality and good things as you are.”

Jobs and Zuckerberg also talked about “the aesthetics and kind of mission orientation of companies,” Zuckerberg said in the interview with Charlie Rose.

Steve Jobs said in his biography that he admired Zuckerberg for not “selling out,” and even though both men didn’t always see eye to eye, it is evident that they had great respect for each other.

  • i dont like this comments

    • It might just take a minute to get used to it, but in the end, you’ll see it’s actually better 🙂

    • It’s alright, yours are barely intelligible anyway.

  • Mark Zuckerberg is an asshole who perverts the Constitutions lack of the term “privacy.” In no way, shape, of form should he be placed in the same category as other great American entrepreneurs, such as Mr. Jobs.

    • Anonymous

      I am not sure if you are aware of this or not, but facebook is not a government mandated program. In fact, you have to actually seek it out and sign up for the service on your own. Hence, the only lack of privacy caused by facebook is purely self inflicted. This is not a matter of Constitutional law (not even in the remotest, slightest, most minuscule way).

      Having said that, you’re right. The Zuck is not on the same plane as Jobs or other great American inventors, but you also cannot deny the lasting impact that his product has created. He did something truly impressive, original, and creative and in that sense, he is an innovator. (Although people are a little obsessed with facebook and quite frankly I think it makes people less social when everyone interacts by posting messages on the internet).

    • Lupius

      The only metric here is the number of people in the world that are using the products that each of them delivered. If you hate Zuckerberg so much, care to quit Facebook?