Steve Jobs and Zuckerberg developed a relationship in the early days of Facebook..!
Facebook was going through a “rough patch” and people wanted to buy the company, Zuckerberg says in a town hall Q&A with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“I went and I met with Steve Jobs,” says Zuckerberg, “and he said that to reconnect with what I believed was the mission of the company, I should go visit this temple in India that he had gone to early in the evolution of Apple, when he was thinking about what he wanted his vision of the future to be.”
The New York Times reported them often taking walks in Palo Alto. Zuckerberg talking about the nature of his relationship with Jobs said that the bond they shared went deeper than breaking bread with President
Barack Obama. Mark Zuckerberg said Steve Jobs admiration for him was mutual.
The young Facebook CEO says that he was moved that the Apple co-founder respected him 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,”
The 27-year-old CEO said Jobs gave him advice on developing a management team that was “focused on building as high quality and good things as you are.”
Before Jobs passed away, he revealed to his biographer Walter Isaacson that he served as a mentor to Zuckerberg.
Also, when Jobs passed, Zuckerberg posted this on his Facebook page,
“Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.”
Zuckerberg shared the three lessons to consider when mentoring someone:
- Share the mentee’s enthusiasm for learning something new; the joy is contagious.
- A small amount of time invested on your part to share your expertise can open up a new world for someone else.
- When the spirit of reciprocity prevails, both the mentee and mentor gain from the exchange.
Though most of us probably won’t have someone like Steve Jobs as a mentor, you can still find a quality mentor by simply asking and showing ambition.
It's said, that when the student is ready, the teacher appears..!
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