Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey poked fun at tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg after the Facebook founder said employees at his company Meta “affectionately” referred to him as “the Eye of Sauron.”
Zuckerberg made the disclosure during an interview last week with podcaster Tim Ferriss.
Ferriss asked Zuckerberg how he manages his energy at work while being overwhelmed with information.
“Maybe I’m not strong-willed or calm enough to just meditate straight ahead,” Meta’s CEO said.
“I actually have to put myself in a situation where it’s difficult not to focus on this thing.”
He continued: “Some of the people I work with in the company – they say that affectionately – but I think they sometimes refer to my attention as the Eye of Sauron.”
“You have this infinite amount of energy to work on something and if you point that at a certain team, you’re just going to burn it up.”
The “Eye of Sauron” is a Dark Lord from JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy who wields total power over Middle-earth.
The News site Mediaite quoted a passage Tolkien wrote in The Silmarillion, which is a prequel to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
“Sauron was now a sorcerer of terrible power, master of shadows and phantoms, corrupt in wisdom, cruel in strength, deforming what he touched, twisting what he ruled, lord of the werewolves; his rule was torment,” Tolkien wrote.
Responding to a post on Twitter that linked to an article about Zuckerberg’s nickname, Dorsey wrote, “Makes sense.”
During the same interview with Ferriss, Zuckerberg revealed that he likes to surf every morning before starting work, as he struggles with being “hit” by bad news.
“When you’re out there in the water, it’s pretty difficult to focus on anything else,” Zuckerberg said.
“When you’re on the board, you focus on staying on the board and not screwing things up.”
Zuckerberg said that as soon as he wakes up in the morning, he checks his email about internal goings on at his company — which is usually “a whole lot of bad news and new stuff to absorb.”
He said he couldn’t dive into the work after seeing the emails because “it’s almost like being hit with a lot of new context.”
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