Guess What Larry Summers Calls the Winklevi

Great Train Robbery

Great Train RobberyThe brothers Winklevoss — the twins who are making a career of suing Facebook for paying them millions of dollars — came up during a discussion between former Harvard President Larry Summers and Aspen Institute President Walter Issacson.

In their conversation at Fortune magazine’s Brainstorm Tech, Summers remembered the twins approaching him to complain about Mark Zuckerberg stealing their idea for what became Facebook. Said Summers:

One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o’clock, there are two possibilities.  One is that they’re looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an asshole. This was the latter case.  Rarely, have I encountered such swagger, and I tried to respond in kind.

Watch a video of the exchange here.

Sources: Huffington Post, Fortune

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