There’s something almost prophetic about a Founder and the company he started. It’s often time impossible to think that a Founder could not do a good job in leading the company they started. Take for example Steve Jobs and Apple, when he returned in the late 90s he resurrected the company he started which was going nowhere fast after his departure. Then you turn your eyes to Facebook, and you consider many would have preferred to see Zuckerberg step down over a decade ago from internal and external mishaps that some could argue as lessons learned. Though, more recently, could the time be right for him to pass on the reigns of his multi-billion dollar enterprise with billions of users?
I think it’s a fair question to ask with the scandal storm swirling around Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. Promises to implement new measures to further safeguard user data and trust that should have been a concern from day one. No, it seems, because they’ve been caught off guard, the company and its Founder-CEO-Chairman is scrambling to remedy the situation.
Facebook needs to do more. If more means redistributing power within the higher ranks of the firm, that could be the right move. Under Zuckerberg, Facebook has become a powerhouse of social media, but to what extent have they allowed their morals to slip to get there. These are questions some are revisiting, and it might be the time all parties involved should too. The only problem, perhaps Zuckerberg has too much power, which can be a very bad thing.