It was revealed this week that Mark Zuckerberg has undertaken a new annual “personal challenge”. For 2010, he learned Mandarin; which makes total sense. As CEO of a major American technology company, learning mandarin almost seems like a necessity, so that makes personal sense. However, for 2011 he’s decided to embrace his inner caveman and instead of ordering food, or purchasing and preparing it, he’s decided to only eat what he kills.
Mark Zuckerberg is a fuckin’ weirdo.
The guy’s a visionary, a great software engineer, and apparently a brilliant CEO, but what he has failed to realize is the public perception of him isn’t very good. The Social Network did wonders for him. He came across like Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting. A genius, but with wit, and humor, and dare I say a personality. While not necessarily likeable in the movie, you cared about him and his plight. Why? Because of the amazing dialogue written for him by Aaron Sorkin, and Jesse Eisenberg’s performance.
Yet of course Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the movie as pure fiction, claiming they only got his clothes correct.
Mark Zuckerberg may be brilliant, but he’s pretty fuckin dumb at the same time. Also rather weird it seems. Let’s just hope he doesn’t fall down the similar path of other brilliant thinkers such as Nikola Tesla or Howard Hughes.
If for 2012 his personal challenge, is to start doing everything in threes, or improving upon Tesla’s death ray – then we really got a problem.