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12 Most Profound Quotes from Facebooks CEO Mark Zuckerberg

12 quotes by Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg from the book "Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook's Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg” by Ekaterina Walter (

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12 Most Profound Quotes from Facebooks CEO Mark Zuckerberg

  1. 1. Ekaterina Walter Photography Credit:Author of “Think Like Zuck” Alexander Diana Andrew Tomayko @Ekaterina 12 Most Profound Quotes from Facebook‟s CEO Mark Zuckerberg
  2. 2. “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. ~Mark Zuckerberg
  3. 3. “I think as a company, if you can get those two things right—having a clear direction on what you are trying to do andbringing in great people who can execute on the stuff—then you can do pretty well.” ~Mark Zuckerberg
  4. 4. “I believe that over time people get remembered forwhat they build, and if you build something great, peopledon‟t care about what someone says about you in a movie . . . they care about what you build.” ~Mark Zuckerberg
  5. 5. “We look for people who are passionate about something. In a way, it almost doesn‟t matter what you‟re passionate about. What we reallylook for when we‟re interviewing people is what they‟ve shown an initiative to do on their own.” ~Mark Zuckerberg
  6. 6. “At Facebook, we‟re inspired by technologiesthat have revolutionized how people spread and consume information. We often talk aboutinventions like the printing press and the television— by simply making communication more efficient, they led to a complete transformation of manyimportant parts of society. They gave more people avoice. They encouraged progress. They changed the way society was organized. They brought us closer together. ~Mark Zuckerberg
  7. 7. “The question I ask myself like almost every day is,‘Am I doing the most importantthing I could be doing?’ . . . Unless I feel like I‟m working on the most importantproblem that I can help with, then I‟m not going to feel good about how I‟m spending my time. And that‟s what this company is.” ~Mark Zuckerberg
  8. 8. “I‟m here to build something for the long- term. Anything else is a distraction.” ~Mark
  9. 9. “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.” ~Mark
  10. 10. “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. They just have to go fix it—often in the face of people who say it‟s impossible or are content with the status quo… There‟s a hacker mantra that you‟ll hear a lot around Facebook offices: „Code wins arguments.‟” ~Mark
  11. 11. “[Facebook] is shaping a broader web. If you look back for the past five or seven years, the story about social networking has really been about getting people connected… But if you look forward for the next five years, I think that the story people are going to remember five years from now isn‟t how this one site was built; it is how every single service that you use is now going to be better with your friends.” ~Mark
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  13. 13. “Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.” ~Mark
  14. 14. Ekaterina Walter author of “Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebooks Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg” Photography Credit: Alexander Andrew Tomayko