Comments on: Facebook needs a new CEO http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/26/facebook-needs-a-new-ceo/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JackPeteson http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/26/facebook-needs-a-new-ceo/#comment-418598 Tue, 07 Aug 2012 08:36:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35604#comment-418598 Will Motley Fool ever stop pimping for Facebook? FB is a loser because of…get this…the IPO was fundamentally unsound. Facebook could be a minimally profitable business but it will not be because any profit it could have generated it has already distributed. Subtract the value of the shares given away from revenue Facebook can expect to earn and you have a business running in the red for the foreseeable future. Changin players will only make matters worse as FB will have to bribe someone to trade their reputation for stock and options that continue to slide downwards. The water has already been poisoned for anyone greedy enough to come in and try to turn things around.

http://www.surveytool.com/facebook-socia l-media-surveys/

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By: hottung http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/26/facebook-needs-a-new-ceo/#comment-417851 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:41:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35604#comment-417851 The FB business model relies on the sales of statistics of its’ hundreds of millions of users.

This model won’t last in the long term. It is complete insanity to invest in FB.

FB is a “no buy” for my clients!

I quote, from the Oprah show, when Zuck was asked how do you make your money he said,”We can’t tell you”

but us in the know, Zuck sells the statistics of FB users to secret advertisers who pay the millions.

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By: AceofAnkara http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/26/facebook-needs-a-new-ceo/#comment-417848 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:37:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35604#comment-417848 I can not aggree any more. as he is 28 he has plenty of time to get on the business side. what facebook needs is the wall street fat cats to see the money rolling in. and at the moment Zuckerberg is not the right person for this. several years back in the kitchen andthen back to the top spot will help facebook be a winning company again.

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By: guentmorgartner http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/26/facebook-needs-a-new-ceo/#comment-417733 Sun, 29 Jul 2012 11:41:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35604#comment-417733 Facebook needs its spiritual leader and chief innovator in a hoodie.
But: Who needs Facebook?

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By: editorsynergy http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/26/facebook-needs-a-new-ceo/#comment-417728 Sun, 29 Jul 2012 10:19:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35604#comment-417728 well, the good this is ..just because investors are actual users, facebook will never go bankrupt :)

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By: boethius70 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/26/facebook-needs-a-new-ceo/#comment-417720 Sun, 29 Jul 2012 04:45:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35604#comment-417720 Zuckerberg almost certainly has to be in over his head. The $1B Instagram acquisition is a sure sign of it. $1B for a photo filter with a dozen employees? Completely absurd and he usurped the FB board to do it when he should have spent $50-$75M maybe, even in today’s overheated market. It doesn’t matter how smart he is; in fact, his intelligence might be his biggest impediment as managing a large company is a significant skillset that typically has to be cultivated over several years and usually decades. Another familiar Harvard super-genius drop-out – Bill Gates – had at least 15 years until Microsoft got really, really big and there was such a monumental management task before him. Even then Microsoft’s product lines and reach were not that big and diverse. While DOS was big it was Windows 3.1 that really represented its major taking off point. It still took years before billions of Windows and Office licenses were out there. By then Bill had been CEO for well over a decade and was comfortable and had a lot of skill in that position already.

Zuckerberg was thrown into the deep end of the pool almost from the beginning. He would be smartest to step into a CTO-type role and let the adults run the store for the next 5-10 years. He may feel like he has something to prove but no one would slight him for stepping down. Sandberg seems like the logical choice but there are probably several Valley veterans that could slide into that role.

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By: TheSpecialist http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/26/facebook-needs-a-new-ceo/#comment-417708 Sun, 29 Jul 2012 02:04:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35604#comment-417708 Scott McNealy,Would be my choice here is why: “Biography-
Sun Microsystems, along with companies such as Apple Inc., Silicon Graphics, 3Com, and Oracle Corporation, was part of a wave of successful startup companies in California’s Silicon Valley during the early and mid-1980s. In 1982, McNealy, who was then manufacturing director at Onyx Systems,[2][3] a vendor of microprocessor-based Unix systems, was approached by fellow Stanford alumnus Khosla to help provide the necessary organizational and business leadership for the fledgling company. The name “Sun” was derived from Bechtolsheim’s original SUN (Stanford University Network) computer project, the SUN workstation.[3]
In 1984, McNealy took over the CEO role from Khosla, who would ultimately leave the company in 1985. On April 24, 2006, McNealy stepped down as CEO after serving in that position for 22 years, and turned the job over to Jonathan Schwartz. McNealy is one of the few CEOs of a major corporation to have had a tenure of over twenty years.Unlike most people who become involved in high technology industries, Scott McNealy did not come from the world of amateur programmers, hackers, and computer scientists. Instead, his background was in business, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to college, he graduated from Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where his father was in the automotive industry; most of his work experience prior to joining Sun was in automotive manufacturing” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_McNea ly

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By: PlayaGG http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/26/facebook-needs-a-new-ceo/#comment-417703 Sun, 29 Jul 2012 01:08:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35604#comment-417703 Dear Mr.Abell

I would like to suggest that if your article would have commented on the reasons and expenses details that caused for Facebook to report their disappointing margins, the reader would be in the position to arrive to a conclusion as to the ability of Mr. Zuckerberg to lead the company.

To assert that Mr. Zuckerberg like Mr. Gates are most effective in the vision/strategy as if his and other examples should apply broadly to every other person who is attempting to do both, I find it extreme.

Bottom line, I would imagine this company incurred in tremendous expenses in the effort to become a public traded company, are those expenses recognized as a one time only expenses and what % of those expenses contributed to the losses in the first quarter.

By such scandalous headline you provoked a reaction of at least one reader. Furthermore, to suggest that CEO’s are just lining up in Silicon Valley to take a giant like Facebook to the right orbit is naive at best. Did you write anything about Yahoo and their success on bringing their “HERO”?

Hope that Mr. Zuckerberg, retain the passion and focus that has created this incredible company ……….. he is what? less than 30 years old? he has accomplished in his short existence significant more than critics are so quick to give unrequested advice. If you have Facebook stock and you are not happy, sell your stock and roll your dice with your favorite “hero”

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By: PlayaGG http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/26/facebook-needs-a-new-ceo/#comment-417702 Sun, 29 Jul 2012 01:08:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35604#comment-417702 Dear Mr.Abell

I would like to suggest that if your article would have commented on the reasons and expenses details that caused for Facebook to report their disappointing margins, the reader would be in the position to arrive to a conclusion as to the ability of Mr. Zuckerberg to lead the company.

To assert that Mr. Zuckerberg like Mr. Gates are most effective in the vision/strategy as if his and other examples should apply broadly to every other person who is attempting to do both, I find it extreme.

Bottom line, I would imagine this company incurred in tremendous expenses in the effort to become a public traded company, are those expenses recognized as a one time only expenses and what % of those expenses contributed to the losses in the first quarter.

By such scandalous headline you provoked a reaction of at least one reader. Furthermore, to suggest that CEO’s are just lining up in Silicon Valley to take a giant like Facebook to the right orbit is naive at best. Did you write anything about Yahoo and their success on bringing their “HERO”?

Hope that Mr. Zuckerberg, retain the passion and focus that has created this incredible company ……….. he is what? less than 30 years old? he has accomplished in his short existence significant more than critics are so quick to give unrequested advice. If you have Facebook stock and you are not happy, sell your stock and roll your dice with your favorite “hero”

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By: REMant http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/07/26/facebook-needs-a-new-ceo/#comment-417686 Sat, 28 Jul 2012 20:40:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35604#comment-417686 Facebook needed a better IPO

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