Mark Zuckerberg Says He Received Advice from Steve Jobs

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.