This weekend, Barron’s should have a cover page of Mark Zuckerberg standing over 10 dead grizzlies, or maybe a cover of Mark Zuckerberg standing in Pamplona smiling.
Never. Going. To. Happen
They will have a cover of some smiling Bear licking his chops at the coming perfect storm in Sri Lanka.
Last September, it was easy to pick on Facebook at $19 – I called them Faceplant (though if you read closely you see I bought the stock and faded myself.
Barron’s was in heaven. Here is the cover they ran with:
It took them weeks to put together this cutesy cover and accompanying financial drivel.
Zuckerberg had to have read it. I imagine Sheryl Sandberg ‘Leaned in’ and read it (the article was sadly better than the book). The Winklevoss Twins read it, high fived themselves in the nude and bought 72.54376 Bitcoins.
Less than a year later, Facebook has passed it’s IPO price.
Zuckerberg ‘leaned in’ to Instagram, his boring ad model and now video and more ads. Voila – $35 billion more in market capitalization.
Zuckerberg is CEO of the year. He has nerves of steel and belief in the power of his platform. I honestly don’t know what he does, but he did it really well in 2013. Congratulations.