Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is opening up about his relationship with the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. He said they talked about a lot of things, but never about merging their two companies.
Mashable reports that Zuckerberg and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg sat down for an extensive interview with PBS host Charlie Rose. Zuckerberg said he respected Jobs because what he did with Apple was the same thing he is trying to do with Facebook -- build a company that will change the world, not just make money.
Zuckerberg said Jobs taught him a lot.
“I had a lot of questions for him on how to build a team around you,” Zuckerberg said. “That’s focused on building as high quality and good things as you are. How to keep an organization focused, right, when I think the tendency for larger companies is to try to fray and go into all these different areas.”
Zuckerberg said despite media speculation, Jobs never tried to buy Facebook.
“No. I don’t think it ever really got there,” he says. “I mean, nor would I have wanted to sell it.”
Zuckerberg and Sandberg said that conversation probably never took place because Jobs knew Zuckerberg had no desire to sell his company.