Ex-Fb safety boss Alex Stamos says the corporate is like ‘Sport of Thrones’ on the highest ranges of management (FB)

Former Fb exec Alex Stamos says the management tradition on the firm is like "Sport of Thrones." In an interview with CNN, the outspoken safety professional mentioned it may very well be tough for Fb execs to confess after they have been flawed. Stamos reportedly clashed with others on the management group, together with COO Sheryl Sandberg, whereas on the Silicon Valley agency. n former Fb exec has likened the tradition within the senior ranks of the corporate to "Sport of Thrones." Chatting with CNN's Laurie Segall in an interview aired on Sunday, ex-Fb safety boss Alex Stamos mentioned the machinations on the greater ranges of the Silicon Valley social networking large reminded him of the HBO present, which is infamous for its political intrigue and backstabbing. The management group could be reluctant to confess fault, he mentioned, due to how lengthy most of its high leaders have been on the firm.  "The reality is there's a little bit of a Sport of Thrones tradition — among the many executives," he mentioned. "One of many issues about having a extremely tight-knit set of individuals making all these selections ... in case you maintain the — the identical folks in the identical locations, it is simply very tough to confess you have been flawed, proper?" Stamos, an outspoken and revered determine within the safety business, served as Fb chief safety officer between 2015 and 2018. Throughout this time he reportedly clashed with COO Sheryl Sandberg — together with an episode the place he briefed the corporate board about Russian intelligence operations on the social community with out warning her upfront, successfully blindsiding her. He now works as a professor at Stanford College. His metaphor has been thrown round earlier than. In November 2018, an nameless former Fb exec described firm tradition — and the distinction between the rank-and-file experiences and management — to The New York Occasions like so: "Under me was Care Bears, and above me was ‘Sport of Thrones,' ... You couldn’t get to the highest in Silicon Valley when Sheryl [Sandberg] did by being a pleasant individual." It is doable, nonetheless, that this unnamed former exec was in reality Stamos himself.  Stamos additionally drew similarities to Westerosi courtroom intrigue in an interview with Yahoo Finance revealed Friday, saying he misplayed the "Sport-of-Thrones-y stuff" whereas on the firm.  Stamos additionally mentioned that the final word duty for a few of Fb's points lie with Mark Zuckerberg as CEO. "In the long run, the true root duty for why this stuff occurred was not in Sheryl's management," he instructed CNN. "Fb wasn't measuring the larger influence and eager about the methods folks might twist it to be misused. And in the long run, that's Mark's duty."   Do you're employed at Fb? Bought a tip? Contact this reporter through Sign or WhatsApp at +1 (650) 636-6268 utilizing a non-work telephone, electronic mail at rprice@businessinsider.com, Telegram or WeChat at robaeprice, or Twitter DM at @robaeprice. (PR pitches by electronic mail solely, please.) You also can contact Enterprise Insider securely through SecureDrop. Be part of the dialog about this story » NOW WATCH: The historical past behind duct tape and what makes it a helpful answer for absolutely anything