During a Q & A session at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, the company founder and CEO revealed his one rule of the inclusion of new employees.
"I only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person," he told the crowd during a live interview. "It's a pretty good test. "
This is not an announcement that billionaire 30 years leaving his position as head of the social network. It simply means that in an alternate universe in which Zuckerberg did not start Facebook, or if society never dissolved, "I would be happy to work for this person," he said.
This includes people like COO Sheryl Sandberg and Javier Olivan, vice president of growth and analytical, which presents Zuckerberg for his first Q & A session in Barcelona.
"I think as long as you have your rule to choose the people with whom you work, you will not be wrong," said Zuckerberg.
Furthermore, it is important that potential members of staff share the same values that Zuckerberg and his team.
"Facebook is not a society for all tastes in the world," said the chief, adding that the organization has "very strong advice" on the evolution of the world with an Internet connection at a time.
Despite the dissidents, Zuckerberg continues to move forward with projects like Internet.org, which he also discussed during the MWC panel, and aims to put people in the world, allowing people and businesses to communicate prosper.
"If you believe that, then Facebook is a good company for you," said the CEO. "If you do not, then maybe find another. "
In addition, a love for Spanish ham can come in handy. When asked what brings him to Spain for the third time, aside from an appearance at MWC and campaigned for Internet.org-Zuckerberg joked that he is "probably the ham."
The entrepreneur, who likes to keep his light Q & A sessions, recounted a time when a Olivan based in Barcelona sent him a ham thigh as a birthday present.
"I think the pig ate acorns only his entire life," remembered Zuckerberg, touting the quality of the meat.
But the rare gift he has not spent the Facebook security: "I guess someone was like, 'I do not know what it is It's a bomb.'?" Zuckerberg said. "Then they shredded it. "
"It was the saddest day of my life," joked Olivan.
Now instead of a piece of meat, the executive will pay an occasional visit to Spain for a taste of jamón and a public appearance.