Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got one of the prime seats next to Obama at a private Silicon Valley dinner convened to discuss the economy and job growth. The Zuckerberg story is truly amazing and worth studying. I am not going to speculate on the decision making behind the seating, but there are countless interpretations.
The guest list from the dinner:
John Doerr, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Carol Bartz, president and CEO, Yahoo!
John Chambers, CEO and chairman Cisco Systems
Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO, Oracle
Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix
John Hennessy, president, Stanford University
Steve Jobs, chairman and CEO, Apple
Art Levinson, chairman and former CEO, Genentech
Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO, Google
Steve Westly, managing partner and founder, Westly Group
Mark Zuckerberg, founder, president and CEO, Facebook