Faith in the Founder: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook's stock free-falls as Zuckerberg urges team to keep the faith.
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A closer look at the enormous challenge facing FaceBook after going public to stop hitting its lowest point during training by week's end. -- if -- Mark Zuckerberg how do you convince shareholders and your team that the power of FaceBook. Will pay off. Here tonight be on the goal of -- Mark Zuckerberg isn't making many new friends these days. In the three month sentence company disastrous -- you know -- jets -- 48 year old mobile has lost millions of shareholder friends. Along with some nine billion dollars in personal wealth. And for the first time the notoriously shy Zuckerberg is speaking out about it addressing employees behind closed doors earlier this month he reportedly warned. That the plummeting stock price could be painful he made an. Out -- here he's come out in front of the whole company and he said. We know that this is painful for you and you can talk about this and we want you to happy. His comments came just before the first wave of bans prohibiting shareholders from selling stock was lifted late this week. As it turns out Zuckerberg was right to sense trouble investors ran for the hills. Sending the stock to its lowest price yet half of its debut value. And it's not just -- giving the cold shoulder from investors shares of Cigna group on two other newly public companies once considered hot investments. Have plummeted. The trend could delay the expected IPOs of other tech darlings like Twitter. Still experts say that headlines like this one announcing it Zuckerberg is in over his -- Are premature. And as long if you have the support at his most important friends is nearly 4000 employees. He'll be just fine you never really know how much people actually believe in it though first -- how much they're saying they believe and it. -- -- doing this on the desk here in new York and you were telling me the real vote of confidence in Zuckerberg comes what this fall. That's when employees will be able to sell their shares FaceBook stop one point two billion shares Porsche apathy marks -- -- other executives do that doesn't bode well for confidence for the company. But you could see employees about his actions speak louder than words if they're not confident watching for that in the meantime you saw those numbers on the doubt six weeks straight now a rally. Nine point 7% up since June what's going on here quite impressive would have better than expected corporate earnings and better than expected retail sales consumers are really hanging in there. We haven't even hit the back to school shopping season yet one key thing that -- -- that off. Rising gas prices.

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