RE: Facebook Failures or Bitcoin Geniuses?
They have a distinctive last name. I associated them with the guys in "The Social Network" and Facebook lawsuits the first time I heard it.
They are not dumb guys that's for sure, aside from creating something like that and doing on verbal contract.
I can relate though.
I built all kinds of services for my college campus like yahoo and other portals before any of those existed and most students and faculty were using my designs.
It's easy to look back with hindsight and say "I can do this".
Zuckerberg aimed a lot bigger in scope than they were right away. If this is indeed how it took place then yes Zuckerberg was a dicey underhanded guy.
It seems like dicey underhanded guys do quite well in tech fields.
Bill Gates was dicey and underhanded as well. Even Steve Jobs could be pretty underhanded as well.
It seems like if you want to truly be one of the most powerful businessmen you have to lack a little bit of a conscience when it comes to willingness to screw other people over.
This is why I'd never achieve their heights. I identify with Steve Wozniak far more than any of those other guys. I do identify with the Winklevoss twins more than Zuckerberg, but I never tried to capitalize on ideas I had... so I was a lot more like Woz. Though nothing much has come from it. I am content though. :)