The New York Times has an odd little item citing anonymous sources about the Facebook head honcho’s aggressive/bucolic method of recruiting top talent. He finds who he wants, invites them over, then suggests a walk through some nearby woods where he tells them the paperwork for them to come aboard is already back at the headquarters.
Another person who was taken on the same walk last year said that when they arrived at the end of the trail, they were confronted with an amazing view of Palo Alto. There, Mr. Zuckerberg stood and explained the technological history of the area.
“He pointed out Apple’s headquarters, then Hewlett-Packard and a number of other big tech companies,” the individual explained. “Then he pointed to Facebook and said that it would eventually be bigger than all of the companies he had just mentioned, and that if I joined the company, I could be a part of it all.”
After that, Zuckerberg totally did NOT plunge his needletongue into that person’s skull and lay eggs in their. That completely did not happen.