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Inspirational Quotes by Mark Zuckerberg

Find that thing you are super passionate about.

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 building something that actually makes a really big change in the world.

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.

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.

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.

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. That’s the guiding principle for me. On hard days, I really just step back, and that’s the thing that keeps me going.

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.

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

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

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

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 don’t have to worry about making things look good if they’re not. I can actually set up the company to create value.

I know it sounds corny, but I’d love to improve people’s lives, especially socially… Making the world more open is not an overnight thing. It’s a ten-to-fifteen-year thing.

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.

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

We look for people who are passionate about something. In a way, it almost doesn’t matter what you’re passionate about. What we really look for when we’re interviewing people is what they’ve 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.

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


Succeeding Online

IT-Entrepreneur    Interpreneur    Solo Interpreneur

Internet Business Models

Revenue Model    Online Revenue Models

Website    Customer-focused Website

Create Greater Value Online    Value Innovation

Online Marketing Strategies    e-Mail Marketing    SMS Marketing

Content Marketing    Social Media Marketing

Successful Internet Business Practices

Innompic Games  >>  Changing the World    Differentiated    Creation Process

A Drop that grew larger than the Ocean

Market Segmentation by Business e-Coach

Fun4Biz  >>  Advertising Slogans    CimJoy    Cimcoin    eRaritet    Jeff Bezos    Charles Schwab    OneShift


  Have a Big Dream and Be Ambitious
Build something that makes a really big positive change in the world and will impact many generations to come. Dream big dreams. Improve the lives of people and bring them together. Know what you want to achieve and formulate
guiding principles. Start small but think big and be ready to sacrifice anything to make your dream business a success.

  Be Super Passionate
“Find that thing you are super
passionate about,” advises Mark Zuckerberg. When Yahoo offered him a billion dollars for the early-stage company he’d built, Mark refused, explaining it wasn’t about the money. Being super passionate about your work is the master key to success – especially in the IT world, where constant experimentation with new ideas and long hours are the norm. Keep your inner flame burning bright and make sure that your passion doesn’t fade away.  >>>

  Break Boundaries and Venture Daringly and Rapidly
Things around you may look good, but you can create a far better world. Don’t copy others. Dare to change the world and make your great breakthrough service available all over the globe. Take risks. Break boundaries and don’t set limits on yourself and your business. Accomplish the improbable and break people’s
perceptions of what’s possible.



  Do the Most Important Thing You Could Be Doing
Ask yourself every day this question, ‘Am I doing the
most important thing I could be doing?’ You shouldn’t feel good about how you’re spending your time unless you feel like you’re working on the most important problem that you can help with.

  Do Your Best, Work Smart and Hard
Do everything possible to
make your dream turn to reality. Work very hard to achieve what you want – there can be no success without hard work. Be ready to make many sacrifices on the way to your dream.

  Have Faith in Yourself and Stay Focused
Never have doubts about your abilities and don’t ever let anyone fill you with negativity. Regardless of anything, remain relentlessly focused on managing and improving your business and
customer value. Stick to your guns and believe in what you are doing. Remain strong in the face of adversity and mindful of the hazards. Believe in your ability to maneuver around any challenge that comes your way. Use criticism as a stepping stone to improve what you are working on. Write a thank you note every day. Keep your head in the game and persevere – your dedication will propel you into a successful businessman.



  Be Flexible and Willing to Change
Don’t be burdened by what other products are like or what you said about the same thing earlier. Look at your product or business every time with fresh eyes and
look for improvements, opportunities or radical innovation.

  Stand Up To Pressure
As an
entrepreneur, you must have both a great vision and great courage to stand up to the pressures, both internal and external. Your ability to stand up to pressure will help you stay on course and never steer away from your vision and goals. 

  Stop Perfecting, Finish
Finishing something is paramount. It is more important that perfection. “Done is better than perfect,” said Mark Zuckerberg. Doing your best is what counts, yet no one is perfect. If you finish something, you can always go back and
improve on it.



  Stay Humble
Even if you became a billionaire, don’t refocus on buying fancy things, expensive cars and luxury mansions. Instead, focus on
growing your company and live close to its campus. "Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life,” says Mark Zuckerberg.




Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg pledged 99% of his Facebook shares to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative aimed at improving this world for the next generation.



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Facebook: 10 Success Lessons



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