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Mark Zuckerberg business advice quotes Facebook

I know it sounds corny, but Iíd love to improve peopleís lives, especially socially. Making the world more open is not an overnight thing. Itís a ten-to-fifteen-year thing.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook

 

 

Find that thing you are super passionate about.


Building a mission and building a business go hand-in-hand. It is true that the primary thing that makes me excited about what we're doing is the mission, but I also think, from the very beginning, we've had this healthy understanding which is that we need to do both.

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Mark Zuckerberg business advice quotes Facebook

Iím here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.  >>>

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook

 

 

My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that, as if I donít care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being Ďjustí a company means to me is building something that actually makes a really big change in the world.

 

 

I remember really vividly, you know, having pizza with my friends a day or two after -- I opened up the first version of Facebook at the time I thought, 'You know, someone needs to build a service like this for the world. But I just never thought that we'd be the ones to help do it. And I think a lot of what it comes down to is we just cared more.


The question isn't, 'What do we want to know about people?', It's, 'What do people want to tell about themselves?"

 

 

Mark Zuckerberg business advice quotes Facebook

In a world that is changing really qucikly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook

 

 

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.


When building a team you want to think about the dynamics so that way you can maintain this property that the team makes better decisions as a group than any individual would.

 

 

Mark Zuckerberg business advice quotes Facebook

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook

 

 

A lot of founding principles of Facebook are that if people have access to more information and are more connected, it will make the world better; people will have more understanding, more empathy. Thatís the guiding principles for me. On hard days, I really just step back, and thatís the thing that keeps me going.

 

 

I donít want Facebook to be an American company. I donít 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.

 

 

 

So many businesses get worried about looking like they might make a mistake, they become afraid to take any risk. Companies are set up so that people judge each other on failure. I am not going to get fired if we have a bad year. Or a bad five years. I donít have to worry about making things look good if theyíre not. I can actually set up the company to create value.

 

Mark Zuckerberg business advice quotes Facebook

People can be really smart or have skills that are directly applicable, but if they donít really believe in it, then they are not going to really work hard.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook

 

 

We look for people who are passionate about something. In a way, it almost doesnít matter what youíre passionate about. What we really look for when weíre interviewing people is what theyíve shown an initiative to do on their own.


The Hacker Way is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration. Hackers believe that something can always be better, and that nothing is ever complete.