Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t need any sort of introduction. He has been an inspiration to many and still continues to be. With more than a 1/7th of the world population using his products, there is no doubt that he is doing things the right way. While the recent SpaceX rocket explosion was a setback for Facebook as Amos 6, it’s $200mn satellite exploded along with the rocket. The rocket was to provide free internet access to at least 14 countries in Africa and the Middle-East. While it is a setback, Zuckerberg is committed to developing on his mission of providing internet access to all the people of the world.
For the entrepreneurs, he certainly is a person to look up to. For a person who started the venture at the age of 19, without any knowledge about how businesses are supposed to be run, he has done a fantastic job of it.
To inspire the entrepreneur in you, here are some of Mark Zuckerberg’s best quotes.
“I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.”
“We look for people who are passionate about something. In a way, it almost doesn’t matter what you’re 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.”
“People think innovation is just having a good idea but a lot of it is just moving quickly and trying a lot of things.”
“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.”
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
“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.”
“Every application will be designed from the ground up to use real identity and friends.”
“By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.”
“I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.”
“A guy who makes a new chair doesn’t owe money to everyone who ever built a chair.”
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“People don’t care about what you say, they care about what you build.”
” The question isn’t, ‘What do we want to know about people?’, It’s, ‘What do people want to tell about themselves?’ “
“Advertising works most effectively when it’s in line with what people are already trying to do.”
” Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. We do this by giving people the power to share whatever they want and be connected to whoever they want, no matter where they are. ““This is a perverse thing, personally, but I would rather be in the cycle where people are underestimating us. It gives us latitude to go out and make big bets that excite and amaze people.”
“A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.”
I don’t want Facebook to be an American company. I don’t want it to be this company that just spreads American values all across the world. …My view on this is that you want to be really culturally sensitive and understand the way that people actually think.
If I were starting now I would do things very differently. I didn’t know anything. In Silicon Valley, you get this feeling that you have to be out here. But it’s not the only place to be. If I were starting now, I would have stayed in Boston. [Silicon Valley] is a little short-term focused and that bothers me.
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.
It’s really easy to have a nice philosophy about openness, but moving the world in that direction is a different thing. It requires both understanding where you want to go and being pragmatic about getting there.
Mark Zuckerberg is a true inspiration. With a product