Mark Zuckerberg quotes page 1
born May 14, 1984; co-founder of Facebook
Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast
I started Facebook when I was 19; I was just a kid. I knew nothing about business and
nothing had ever been written about me. So, a lot of these experiences along the way were
really new and took some getting-used to.
Move fast. Take risks. It's ok to try big things. You're better off trying something and having
it not work and then learning from that than having not done anything at all.
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.
By giving people the power to share, we're making the world more transparent.
Serving more people, increasing your customer base and making them more deeply engaged is
by itself good business.
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.
Creating channels between people who want to work together toward change has always
been one of the ways that social movements push the world forward and make it better.
You know what we are trying to do at Facebook is just help people connect and comunicate
People want to go online and check out their friends, so why not build a website that
that? Friends, pictures, profiles, whatever you can visit, browse around, maybe it's someone
you just met at a party.
You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.
People are learning how to use the site and what's ok to share. As time goes on, people
learn what's appropriate, what's safe for them - and learn to share accordingly.
So obviously, a big part of our mission is just connecting all these different people in the world.
And one of the things that we are really proud of is that now 800 million people around the
world are using Facebook every month and perhaps even crazier. It's mind-blowing from my
perspective. But more than half a billion people use Facebook every day. And I just think that's
Phones are inherently social devices and the industry is just beginning to discover what's
Our goal is not to build a platform; it's to be across all of them.
We are working hard to build a service that everyone, everywhere can use. Whether they are a
person, a company, a president or an organisation working for change.
The company is definitely set up in a way where myself and the other
founders have a lot of
control over it.
We're running the company to serve more people.
Our revenue numbers are up and our growth continues to scale very rapidly. This
is purely buffer for us, and not something we need to get cashflow positive.
We are young, so I have to be thinking about the longterm, you know, and
how the stuff is
going to play out. And I think that the way that you achieve the best longterm value is by
building real value in the world. Are we actually helping them achieve their goal of
understanding the world? And if we can do that, I don't think we're gonna gave a hard time
A lot of people think that innovation is just having a great idea. But a
lot of it is just moving
quickly and trying a lot of things. So, at Facebook we've really built our company and our
culture around us.
Almost any mistake you can make in running a company, I've probably made.
The last six years have been a lot of coding and focus and hard work. But
maybe it would be
fun to remember it as partying and all this crazy drama.
We encourage you to participate and make your voice heard.
Facebook has not once bought a company for the company itself. We buy
companies to get