But innovation comes from
people meeting up in the
hallways or calling each other at
10:30 at night with a new idea
…., or because they realized something that
shoots holes in how we've been thinking
about a problem.
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-
Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren’t used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
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
Quality is more important that
One home run is much better than two
Helping a billion people connect is
amazing, humbling and by far the
thing I am most proud of in my
Here’s to the crazy ones, the
misfits, the rebels, the
troublemakers, the round pegs in
the square holes…
the ones who see things differently — they’re
not fond of rules… You can quote them,
disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but
the only thing you can’t do is ignore them
because they change things… they push the
human race forward, and while some may
see them as the crazy ones, we see genius,
because the ones who are crazy enough to
think that they can change the world, are the
ones who do.
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.