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Mark Zuckerberg’s temple run, courtesy Steve Jobs

world Updated: Sep 29, 2015 13:07 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters in California on Sunday. (PTI)

Zuckerberg did not name the temple but the Steve Jobs connection leads straight to Neem Karoli Baba, whose ashram the late CEO of Apple visited in 1974

Of all the news that came from the town hall meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, perhaps none was more surprising than the Facebook CEO’s revelation that he visited a temple in India to help his company tide over a rough patch in its early years.

“Early on in our history…we had hit a tough patch…I went to meet one of my mentors Steve Jobs who told me in order to reconnect with the mission of the company, I should visit this temple he had gone to,” Zuckerberg said.

He spoke about how, during the month he spent in India, he saw how people connected and how it reinforced his vision for the social media company.

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