INT. 66 - NIGHT
From that point on it was a Sean-a-thon.
I'd never seen anyone perform a monologue
at dinner before but that's what
The CA[ERA is moving around the table as SEAN--in and out of
MOS-â€¢-is telling story after story while food is brought,
drinks put down, more food brought and more drinks put down.
MARK is enthralled, JENNY is sexy and EDUARDO is polite.
He took us through his episode with
. tried to sell the company to pay the
35 million they said we owed in royalties
and in the end we just had to declare
bankruptcy but I made a name for myself.
And then he went to his second business
venture which was Plaxo, an online
See, we had a VC from the beginning.
Michael Moritz, a partner at Sequoia
Capital who'd invested in Yahoo and
Google. Moritz wanted to push me out from
ginning and he hired private detectives to dig up everything on me
they could. Did they find anything? No.
But I was out of the company. I'm not
done with Moritz and Sequoia Capital yet.
I swear to God, Mark, before I'm 25 I'm
gonna make those guys kiss my ass and
then cry like girls, There will be
retribution for Plaxo and I'm not just
talking. I brought down the record
companies with Napster and I'll bring
down Michael Moritz,
You didn't bring down the record
companies, They won.
(shrugging it off)
And he told story after story about life
in Silicon Valley, parties at Stanford
and-down in LA, friends who" d become
billionaires--and then he finally got
around to theFacebook.
Tell me about your progress.
Well... we're in 29 schools now and we
(ignoring EDUARDO and going for
Tell me about the strategy you're using.
Okay. For instance, we wanted Baylor in
Texas but Baylor already had a social
network on campus so instead of going
right after them, we made a list of every
school within a hundred miles and put
theFacebook on those campuses first.
Pretty soon all the Baylor kids were
seeing their friends on our site and we
Thank you, it was mine.
Settle an argument for us, would you? I
say it's time to start making money from
theFacebook but Mark doesn't want
advertising. Who's right?
Neither of you. TheFacebook is cool,
that's what it's got going for it.
You don't want to ruin it with ads
because ads aren't cool.
it's like you're throwing the coolest
party on campus and someone's telling you
it's gotta be over at 11:00.
You don't even know what the thing is
I said exactly that.
Row big it can get and how far it can go.
Picture sharing, news feeds, a virtual
champagne room, apps you haven't even
thought of. This.is no time to take your
chips down. A million dollars isn't cool.
You know what's cool?
A billion dollars. And that's where
you're headed. A billion dollar
valuation. Unless you take bad advice in
which case you might as well have come up
with a chain of very successful dry
cleaners. When you go fishing you can
catch a lot of fish or you can catch a
big fish. You ever walk into a guy's den
and see a picture of him standing next to
fourteen trout? No, he's holding an. 800
pound marlin and that's what you want.
Hey guys, it's your company, I don't have
a dog in this fight. Irjust came to say