Mark Zuckerberg Criticized For Wearing Hoodie to Investor Meetings

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This is probably not what Geraldo Rivera meant when he bashed hoodies.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly not impressed investors with his business savvy this week, and his signature sweatshirt has become emblematic of some long-held criticisms plaguing the online wunderkind.

In New York to woo investors for Facebook's IPO, Zuckerberg hasn't won over fans, fueling long-held rumors that for all his technical, innovative brilliance, Mark is an aloof, awkward guy who can't get it together for the suits.

Mark Zuckerberg, Hoodie

He shows up late for meetings or not at all. And when he does make it, his laid-back outfits (see hoodie above) haven't helped, coming off as shlubby.

"Mark and his signature hoodie: He’s actually showing investors he doesn’t care that much; he’s just going to be him," Michael Pachter, an analyst for Wedbush Securities said in an interview on Bloomberg TV.

"I think that’s a mark of immaturity. I think that he has to realize he’s bringing investors in as a new constituency right now, and I think he’s got to show them the respect that they deserve because he’s asking them for money."

Hoodies seem to have a lot of "meaning" these days, as we know, but this is a new spin. What do you think? Should Zuck wear 'em to meetings?

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At least he used some clothes like a civilized humanbeing compared to all the half naked slutts and skanks polluting this planet.

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The investors already know him and his premises, what he should concentrate is on his pitch to the investors and not on his looks. If he is more comfortable in signature hoodies than a 3 piece suit be it like that. The first few seconds impression of an expensive suit or what not has an impact only for start-ups salesman and not for a CEO of the giant - Facebook. And, for God sake respect and clothing preferences has no relationship.
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Really over analyzing now, aren't we? The Hoodie is the SUV of outerwear, very versatile. So, what was Steve Jobs showing investors? An outdated turtleneck? Then Romney wears the expensive suits you call for and gets bashed for being out of touch with the regular people. Come on! By the way, what are you wearing?

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50 billion dollar kid with no business savy equals lots of potential.

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Makes you wonder about these investors. If they make investment decisions based on whether a guy wears a suit or not they are the ones that are unprofessional. Investments should be made based on expected rate of return not on the wardrobe of the executives of the company you're thinking of investing in. In fact as an investor I'd be more impressed with someone wearing a hoodie because it means that they are not throwing money away on $3000 suits.

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Burn the white shirts and tie...unleash the hoodie.

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Mark's response should be, "You don't like my hoodie?. Blow me. Now lets do business or get out." These are corporate whores. Stand on their necks. They have NO shame.

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Uptight marxist j@ckwads wanting everyone to conform...IT'S JUST A HOODIE!

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he could at least throw a collared button-down shirt on under it

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Forget the hoodie, paying $1B for Instagram showed his real business genius. (He has none.)