According to a story written in “Facebook: The Inside Story” one of the job requirements of Facebook communications employees was to blow-dry Mark Zuckerberg’s armpits.
In an book review published by Bloomberg, Zuckerberg is described as,”harder to read, ping-ponging in Levy’s portrayal between naive genius and robotic robber baron.”
“He, too, is consumed by his public image. (A communications exec is shown blow-drying the CEO’s armpits before speaking appearances to eliminate anxiety sweat.) Far worse, Zuckerberg’s deepest reflections on Facebook’s catastrophes are surprisingly shallow: He was merely too idealistic about technology’s use for good vs. bad, and he’s learned his lesson but realizes Facebook has work to do. ”
In a correspondence between Business insider and Facebook’s staff, a Facebook spokesperson claims, “”I doubt this is true and if so it would have been at our communications team’s request, but surely anyone who has ever worn a grey t-shirt can relate.”
Along with Zuckerberg, Facebook COO is reported to be just as demanding and specific concerning her staff maintaining her public image.
Fellow big tech giant and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey weighed in on the allegations that mark Zuckerberg had staff blow-dry his sweat armpits so he wouldn’t appear nervous or disheveled.
I'm guessing @jack has never needed this service from you?
— Sarah Frier (@sarahfrier) February 18, 2020
Among other strange stories of interactions between Dorsey and Zuckerberg came out in an interview with Dorsey. Allegedly, Zuckerberg served him a goat that he had slaughtered himself
Dorsey Recalled the story for Business Insider interview:
“There was a year when he was only eating what he was killing. He made goat for me for dinner. He killed the goat.”
Dorsey elaborated, recounting a dialogue between the two that could easily pass for the script of a Samuel Beckett or Edward Albee drama:
“I go, ‘We’re eating the goat you killed?’
He said, ‘Yeah.’
I said, ‘Have you eaten goat before?’
He’s like, ‘Yeah, I love it.’Loading...
I’m like, ‘What else are we having?’
I said, ‘Where is the goat?’
‘It’s in the oven.’
Then we waited for about 30 minutes. He’s like, ‘I think it’s done now.’ We go in the dining room. He puts the goat down. It was cold. That was memorable. I don’t know if it went back in the oven. I just ate my salad.”