Harvard Business School's graduating class was eager to hear what Sheryl Sandberg would say about Facebook's IPO, in her Class Day Speech at Harvard Business School.
(She graduated from Harvard back in 1995, when CEO Mark Zuckerbergwas 11.)
But as expected she steered clear of any controversial issues -- no talk about the Nasdaq or the stock price . She talked quite a lot about working with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the premium both of them place on honesty and clear, simple communication.
In her closing thoughts of the twenty minute speech she finally referenced Facebook's IPOwith a quip: "I wish for your four things, first keep in touch via facebook, this is critical to your future success, and we're public now so can you click on an ad or two when you're there?" The line drew laughs and applause.