“Part of what I’m learning in being out here—and this probably sounds like way too serious for me—is how to be a businessman,” he says. “I always pictured it like some older people who, like, take themselves really seriously and have lawyers do everything and try to like write contracts that are just really advantageous to them. And like, I’m kind of learning, that’s not it.
“If you’re gonna be a good businessman, really what it’s about, is finding situations where people win. It’s not about tricking people into doing stuff, it’s not about being a hardass. It’s about being comfortable and working in your pajamas, because that’s gonna end up being what’s best for everyone.”
Interesting read, thinking about the Instagram acquisition. Facebook could have created a killer mobile photo upload system that borrowed the best parts of Instagram for a few million bucks. Probably would’ve worked, considering the percentage of Instagram users who also use Facebook Photos. But instead they did the cool thing and created a bunch of new winners.