Great interview: candid, disruptive Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg interviewed by Financial Times, Scobleizer, and Techcrunch

While at Facebook a group of us got called aside for a private interview with Mark Zuckerberg. In the interview was MG Siegler and Jason Kincaid of Techcrunch and David Gelles of the Financial Times. From Facebook was Erick Tseng, head of mobile.

You can listen to this interview on my Cinchcast, thanks to the other journalists for letting me record that.

We covered a wide variety of topics and Zuckerberg answered them in a candid and open way that you rarely see him do.

More later tonight as I digest what he said, just wanted to get this up since it’s a very interesting look into the mind of the guy who is disrupting industries and major tech companies.


  1. Incredible interview. Thanks for sharing. This is what @davewiner has been calling “rebooting the news”. You have unfettered access to probably one of the most influential people in the world.

    Exciting times.


    1. Yeah, seriously. Look, d_n doesn’t have time to listen to an entire interview. Therefore, by default, no one else has time either. So please, next time just summarize the interview, because d_n doesn’t have the time.
      Sorry, is that too bitchy? I’m new here. Thx for posting!!

  2. I feel like a fly on the wall, Robert!! Brilliant interview with Zuck. Amazing how often he used the word “disrupt.” And so the revolution continues – love it!!!

  3. Does Facebook single sign-on require a modified android firmware? Was it demonstrated on a jailbroken iphone (reason for it crashing during the demo?)? Will Google allow their Marketplace on such a modified firmware?

  4. Robert,What a COUP!I greatly admire that you often seem to show up at the cutting edge of what’s happening with regards to technology and how it impacts our day-to-day lives, with regards to everything from our personal lives to how we think (and act) about business, marketing and selling.Thanks for making this “insider access” available to the rest of us who weren’t. It’s great to be able to be a “fly on the wall” with such forward thinkers, and get the advantage of their insights.As the Founder of I’m constantly on the lookout for ways to better serve local brick-and-mortar businesses, and I have a sense that although the verdict will be out for at least some short time with regards to Facebook Deals (newly announced today), hearing this conversation has helped to allow me to make a better decision about recommending that local small businesses become “early adopters” of this service (which I’ll be doing).For a micro-second I thought about not sharing this interview so that those of us that have heard it could keep the competitive advantage (hahahaha), but the truth is that the more people that are aware of what’s on the minds of the people in this conversation, the greater the possibility that even more people will benefit in some way or another from knowing what these people think, what they’re doing, and where they’re heading.Congratulations! And with great appreciation, as always…

  5. I’m getting the feeling that Mark Zuckerberg is subconsciously channeling his own dramatic portrayal by Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network by trying to be a little less geeky and a little more badass. I think it’s a good thing.

  6. Yoda-speak Rant of Day: Known for 15 years I people have, somehow, get past Facebook, cannot “know this person do you” algorithms. Smart, it not.

  7. yeah, you need to shorten interviews into a minute, like an elevator pitch.
    i don’t care about what ceo’s know about running their startups.
    the beotch gay voices in my head will help me build the next killer, disruptive start-up.

      1. No, it’s not. Every item Cinch makes is an MP3 file. It works just fine on iPhone and iPad. This recording was made on an iPhone, where Flash doesn’t work at all. Check into your facts.