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While this is good for a headline, keep in mind that had he been hired at Facebook, he’d never have done what he did.
At AOL in 1998 (I think) Jeff Bezos came in and pitched us on investing in the businsess. Luckily for him, because if we had, we’d have called “AOL Books” and stifled it’s ability to do anything — because we were not an e-commerce company.
Congrats on being rejected by Facebook (and Twitter) Brian! Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy!
Brian Acton, a co-founder of big ticket item WhatsApp, was an engineer at Yahoo for 11 years. But he joined lots of Americans in the hunt for a new job during 2009. And he went out for a lot of things he didn’t get.