Yesterday I wrote what Brian Acton and David Marcus mean by looking at the acquisition of WhatsApp and the future of Facebook. Several people have taken up another part of Marcus' memo, and it is necessary to pay attention to it as well.
The section that is very attracting is very close:
As a longtime entrepreneur and founder, there are no other great companies I worked for, no other leader I worked with. I would like to tackle the difficult problems that positively impact the lives of billions of people around the world. Facebook is truly the only company that uniquely tells people. There are no sales devices. It is not delivery of goods with less friction. I will not entertain you. It is not useful for finding information. Just about people. It is worth it (algorithms) as people do not always act as expected. Connecting people is a valuable mission and good intent outweighs good intentions.
According to Ben Thompson, this message is deemed to be "not aware of the dangers that Facebook may not be a good ($) force:
Despite its motive, the view of the world without doubt is a problem. Justify the means of penetrating such a vision of the world with the enthusiasm and purpose of missionaries. It is totally dangerous to raise this world view to the level of a company leader by Facebook's power and reach.
Matt Levine is also disturbed by Marcus' enthusiasm. He wrote that Silicon Valley articles about mission-oriented companies could lead to darker areas than the devoted devotion of old times that maximizes shareholder returns. (You can also receive the Pulitzer Prize this year as Matt Levine commented this year.) "Shareholder value is not an inspiring mission." That is it! "
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