Mark Zuckerberg Inspirational Quotes To Motivate You
The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?” Building a mission and building a business go hand-in-hand. You are better off trying something and having it not work and learning from that than not doing anything at all. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life. The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough. My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that, as if I don’t care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being just a company means to me is not being just that – building something that actually makes a really big change in the world. I look at Google and think they have a strong academic culture. Elegant solutions to complex problems. I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress. A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa. There are people who are really good managers, people who can manage a big organization, and then there are people who are very analytical or focused on strategy. Those two types don’t usually tend to be in the same person. I would put myself much more in the latter camp. Find that thing you are super passionate about. All of my friends who have younger siblings who are going to college or high school – my number one piece of advice is You should learn how to program. By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent. More than four million businesses have Pages on Facebook that they use to have a dialogue with their customers. Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission – to make the world more open and connected. When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power. Facebook is really about communicating and telling stories… We think that people can really help spread awareness of organ donation and that they want to participate in this to their friends. And that can be a big part of helping solve the crisis that’s out there. The real story of Facebook is just that we’ve worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded. The thing that we are trying to do at facebook, is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently. I think that people just have this core desire to express who they are. And I think that’s always existed. The question isn’t, ‘What do we want to know about people?’, It’s, ‘What do people want to tell about themselves?’ People don’t care about what you say, they care about what you build. I literally coded Facebook in my dorm room and launched it from my dorm room. I rented a server for $85 a month, and I funded it by putting an ad on the side, and we’ve funded ever since by putting ads on the side. My friends are people who like building cool stuff. We always have this joke about people who want to just start companies without making something valuable. There’s a lot of that in Silicon Valley. I got my first computer in the 6th grade or so. As soon as I got it, I was interested in finding out how it worked and how the programs worked and then figuring out how to write programs at just deeper and deeper levels within the system. We want Facebook to be one of the best places people can go to learn how to build stuff. I started the site when I was 19. I didn’t know much about business back then. This is our commitment to users and the people who use our service, is that Facebook’s a free service. It’s free now. It will always be free. We make money through having advertisements and things like that. Facebook is inherently viral. There are a few other things that I built when I was at Harvard that were kind of smaller versions of Facebook. I do everything on my phone as a lot of people do. We’re running the company to serve more people. Simply put we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services. What really motivates people at Facebook is building stuff that they’re proud of. Advertising works most effectively when it’s in line with what people are already trying to do. I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction. I think as a company, if you can get those two things right–having a clear direction on what you are trying to do and bringing in great people who can execute on the stuff–then you can do pretty well. We look for people who are passionate about something. In a way, it almost doesn’t matter what you’re passionate about. People think innovation is just having a good idea but a lot of it is just moving quickly and trying a lot of things.
Thoughts to Inspire Success in Your Life and Business