Comments on: Facebook versus the Shareholder Spring Wed, 06 Mar 2013 09:49:44 +0000 hourly 1 By: NicholasA Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:57:59 +0000 Most of the posters need to get over their emotions and focus on the concepts of corporate governance. This article is spot on. Mr. Zuckerberg should not have taken the company public if he is not willing to abide by basic standards of corporate governance. To be listed on an exchange requires a company, no matter how “cool” or “visionary”, to abide by rules and norms that ultimately benefit society.

Clearly, the fact that they “needed” to go public is as great an indicator of failure that I can imagine. IF they are really going to make money, there was utterly no need to go public. Private placement for future investment would have been trivial to line up. SELL…

By: LenicGB Fri, 15 Jun 2012 01:23:21 +0000 It’s good to be the King. Zuckerberg was forced into taking Facebook public. I’m hoping he continues to completely disregard the ‘board’ and continues to do what he pleases. If this balance of power were to change the effects on Facebook would likely be negative.

Shareholders want profit and are motivated by greed.
Zuckerberg’s motivation is to create something ‘cool’ and bring the world together. Which do YOU prefer?

By: Shervani Fri, 08 Jun 2012 20:56:08 +0000 This article is well timed for those who stand astride the old and new frontiers of the Corporate world as the humanity declines in ethical excellence with the passage of time, we are now in.
face book for Mark Zuckerberg is something more than a FACE BOOK : he has seen it grow from insignificance o significance! He has no customers, has family members; anyone who visits his face book
will never be quite the same again. I feel face book is the culmination of his essence and that he will learn more: now with obsession! His share holders must try to understand that Zuckerberg has connected dreams not people of this world. They must also understand that the corporate-world we breathe in has produced only two types of people: those who expect the business schools- systems to produce compassionate and caring leadership, and those who practice the two knowing well that one day it will produce the system !
face book knows business has four great advantages in the field of social net working; it offers leadership, cater organization, marshal human resources and provide human support ( which will their next Marketing step: FIRST AID to the needy anywhere in the world)… Our world needs men in business with such outlook: keen to add to gross national happiness !
MJK Shervani. Riyadh.

By: mbrillo1 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:56:02 +0000 I am late posting on this absurd article.
Some issues which Ms. Marcus finds “troubling” such as “concentration of power, innovation,dictatorship” is tantamount in the majority of companies. What is she writing about?
Imagine Steve Jobs, at one time, without complete control? Warren Buffet? Steve Wynn? Sheldon Adelman?
I can name hundreds. A successful leader is just that!
Remember, the buck stops at the main man’s desk.
Yes,Mark Zuckerberg has much to prove.
Time will tell.

By: bryanX Mon, 21 May 2012 14:07:09 +0000 Facebook is Zuckerberg’s personal play toy, his vision for a socially connected society.

It does “need to lock in power” because all shareholders want is profit and growth. Zuckerberg’s primary motive is not profit. His game is about building a really cool mousetrap – the pride of The Builder.

He would have happily went along for years as a private company where he wouldn’t have to dance like an organ grinder monkey for shareholders drooling for profit.

The arbitrary rules put an end to that.

He doesn’t have to “earn… through deed”.
He built the house. It’s his.