Steve Jobs And I "Saw Eye To Eye:" Mark Zuckerberg
Steve Jobs was an inspiration to Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder said in a taped interview Monday with Charlie Rose.
Zuckerberg told Rose that the late Apple cofounder respected the young tech mogul for not selling out.
"I know that's one of the ways in which — in which we saw eye to eye on kind of what we were trying to do in the world," Zuckerberg said.
Jobs, who died last month at age 56, revealed to his biographer Walter Isaacson that he had acted as a mentor to Zuckerberg, though the two men didn't get the chance to know each other well.
"You know we talk about social networks in the plural but I don't see anybody other than Facebook out there," Jobs told Isaacson. "It's just Facebook--they're dominating this. I admire Mark Zuckerberg. I only know him a little bit, but I admire him for not selling out. For wanting to make a company. I admire that a lot."
Zuckerberg said Jobs helped him build a management team that "focused on building as high quality and good things as you are."