Should Zuckerberg step down as head of Facebook?

Do you use Facebook? Are you one of the billion active users? Or are you one of the few holdouts who refuse to join the party?

Well, within the FB community, and the investment community, there’s a lot of unrest. Basically, since FB’s IPO everyone has been pretty disappointed. It turns out that moving from the most popular social media platform in the world to money-making publicly traded company isn’t as easy as it looks. Stocks have stayed flat, interest in the stock is weak, and no one is making any real money.

So what does that mean for you and what does that mean for Facebook? Well, some people in the financial industry are actually calling for Mark Zuckerberg to step down and name a replacement as CEO. Someone is needed to lead a public company, someone to keep the investors’ interests in mind, and bring in big returns. These are things that Zuckerberg hasn’t excelled at.

So here’s the real question. What’s more important – the vision of the founder or the business mind of the successor? It’s an age old question, but in this case it’s really relevant.

What do you say? Should Mark move aside for a more business-savvy person? Or should he keep it a mom-and-pop business (on a billion dollar scale though)?

Please weigh in and let’s hear what you’ve got to say.

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