March 27, 2011, 3:31 pm - James Farrer
So Senator Hatch invited Mark Zuckerberg to come and do a Q&A session at BYU. It was surprisingly well attended. Apparently Mark had never done something like that. There was probably 10,000+people that showed up. I had heard rumors and had somehow formulated some ideas of what he was probably like but I was pleasantly surprised to see him act much more like a normal person (take that as normal for people that I hang around, which is significantly geekier than most people). Several of my co-workers agreed with me that he seemed very much like someone who would be comfortable hanging out with us on a weekend, and us with him.
Senator Hatch played the part of host and if this was any sort of indication he should never be a talk show host. He seemed to try and make everyone happy (I heard lots of "typical politician" comments from people walking away afterwards).
There were several things that rang true about what Mark said, but one of the things that was interesting was that he and his friends thought, hey this would be nice to have. Then they built it. It turns out other people also wanted it and now he's a multi-billionaire or something like that.
I'm pretty sure I could do what he's done. Now, I just need to come up with an idea...any suggestions?