Mark Zuckerberg’s mission is to “connect everyone in the world,” he tells Max Chafkin in October’s Vanity Fair. Whether that’s through Facebook or Oculus Rift or some other yet-to-be-discovered medium remains to be seen, but let’s face it: If anyone has the means, motive and opportunity to do it, it’s him.

The Facebook founder also makes an appearance in the 1000th issue of Esquire (definitely check out one amazing cover treatment!). Writer Tom Junod’s intimate portrait brings the Silicon Valley icon into focus. We see Zuckerberg tired, reflective, self-aware, ambitious—heck, sometimes even smiling.

These stories offer different vantage points on the man who strives to connect us all. Read them and decide: Which piece do you think Zuck will “like” more?

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