Four years ago, Brian Acton was looking for a job.
His job at Yahoo, where he’d filled many engineering roles over 11 years, had come to an end.
He was networking with recruiters:
networking with recruiters, venture capitalists, playing ultimate frisbee—
Brian Acton (@brianacton) May 20, 2009
He met with Twitter. Twitter said no:
Got denied by Twitter HQ. That's ok. Would have been a long commute.—
Brian Acton (@brianacton) May 23, 2009
He met with Facebook. Facebook said no:
Facebook turned me down. It was a great opportunity to connect with some fantastic people. Looking forward to life's next adventure.—
Brian Acton (@brianacton) August 03, 2009
So he and Jan Koum, a colleague from Yahoo, set out to do their own thing.
Life is crazy.