They exposed Mark Zuckerberg’s “dictatorial” style in a leaked email

Mark Zuckerberg’s corporate governance style, which has been accused of being dictatorial and authoritarian on several occasions, made headlines again this weekend, when Confidential email with what The founder of Facebook requested the resignation of one of his employees.

In this October 25, 2019 photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Paley Center in New York. AP Photo/Mark Lenihan

Under the theme “Please Quit,” the Meta CEO blasted his team for leaking information shared during internal meetings, in which Facebook’s future plans for 2010 were discussed.

Zuckerberg, whose fortune currently exceeds $72.3 billion, called the leak an “act of treason” and told his team there was no place in the company for someone he considered “appropriate to leak inside information.”

“I’ve seen many of you Techcrunch articleWhere it was mentioned that we are making a mobile phone. We don’t make a phone and I’ve talked at length about what we’re really doing: finding ways to make all phones and apps more community friendly,” wrote Zuckerberg, who was 25 at the time.

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TechCrunch, a publication dedicated to reporting on tech businesses, startups, venture capital funding and Silicon Valley, reported — incorrectly, according to Zuckerberg — that the tech giant was secretly building software for a mobile phone. to build devices.

The email took on a more defiant tone, with Zuckerberg calling on “whoever leaked this to resign immediately”: “If you don’t quit, we will definitely find out who you are anyway.”

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The 2010 email capture has racked up more than 3 million views since it was posted Sunday on the Twitter account called Internal Tech Emails. The document was revealed after Zuckerberg announced in the middle of the month that he would lay off more than 10,000 employees, in a wave of layoffs that began in November with 11,000 layoffs.

“It’s frustrating and devastating that someone here thinks that [sic] It was okay to tell someone outside the company about this,” Zuckerberg continued in his email. “The fact that the story was inaccurate makes the whole thing worse.”

Since then, TechCrunch co-founder Michael Arrington, who wrote the story, has run Arrington Capital, a Web3-focused venture capital firm.

“I personally have had to spend a lot of time these past few days… cleaning up the damage caused by this mess,” he wrote. “So far, we’re in a more precarious position with companies in the mobile business that have to be our partners, because they now think we’re competitors.”

And while Zuckerberg vowed to crack down on leaks to the press, he added that Facebook is “a company that promotes openness and transparency around the world and here at home.”

“But the cost of open culture is that we all have to protect the sensitive information we share internally… If we don’t, we destroy everyone who works so hard to change the world.”

In 2016, a former Facebook employee named Antonio García Martinez, who was fired from his account executive position, wrote a book stating that Zuckerberg ruled the company with an iron fist.

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García Martínez compared the company to a cult and said Zuckerberg’s leadership style was similar to that of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un.

In this February 8, 2012 photo, it shows an interior view of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

In this February 8, 2012 photo, an interior view of Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Photo: AP/Paul Sakuma

His book is called Chaos Monkeys: Outrageous Wealth and Random Failure in Silicon Valley. He claims Facebook employees were told how to dress and that they should avoid wearing “too short” skirts so as not to “distract” others.

“I’ve never seen a company go so crazy about ensuring its original values ​​stick,” Martinez wrote in his book. “It was like America on the Fourth of July, every single day.”

According to the writer, among the company’s slogans were: “Our work never ends,” “Make it faster,” and “This flight only gets to 1%.” The company also distributed a book to its employees in which it warned, “If we don’t do what kills Facebook, someone else will.”

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