Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he likes to surf every morning before he starts working because he suffers from being “overwhelmed” by bad news. “It’s pretty hard to focus on anything else when you’re in the water,” Zuckerberg told The Tim Ferris Show. “When I’m on the board, I stay on the board and focus on not screwing things up.”
image source: The Tim Ferris Show
Zuckerberg said he checks emails about what’s going on at the company as soon as he wakes up in the morning.
He said he couldn’t jump into work after seeing the email
Zuckerberg has taken to lifting people out of the water on foils, or hydrofoils, to get him in the mood, he said.
Zach’s surfing habits have been prey to his internet users. On July 4 last year, Zuckerberg was widely ridiculed on his social media after posting a video showing him flying over a lake with an American flag. John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads was playing in the background. The year before, he was photographed surfing in a thick layer of white sunscreen and compared to The Joker, The Phantom of the Opera and Britain’s Renaissance monarch Elizabeth I.
Zuckerberg has also been photographed many times off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii, where he owns about 1,500 acres of land, much to the chagrin of many locals. Meta’s co-founder has indicated that he will be spending nearly half of the year on a campus in Hawaii rather than at the company’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters.
Mark Zuckerberg posted a video of himself on Instagram wakeboarding while holding an American flag and set to the music of the late John Denver singing “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
I saw it, so now you have to see it too. I’m sorry. I did not make the rules.
— Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) July 4, 2021
With a net worth estimated at $81 billion by Forbes and the 15th richest person in the world as of Thursday, Zuckerberg had plenty of reasons to de-stress. Meta’s stock has lost about a third of its value since releasing its latest earnings report. The report found that the company’s flagship product, the social media platform Facebook, is losing young users to rivals such as TikTok and Snapchat.
The fall in the value of the stock has caused many employees who received the option as one of their job perks to seek a way out.
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