Mark Zuckerberg is a true pioneer in the realm of technology. Time has named him among the top 100 most influential people in the world, and his personal wealth is currently estimated at more than $34 billion. Zuckerberg is regarded as one of the most recognized name and face on the planet.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg has already accomplished much in his short life. In 2004, he launched Facebook with a handful of his fellow college students, and 10 years later, the website has more than 1 billion active users around the globe, and more than $12 billion in annual revenues.
Today, the social network has, on average, over 800 million daily users, and was most recently valued at $200 billion, Time reports.
In honor of the wunderkind’s unprecedented success, here are 10 of his best quotes to inspire entrepreneurs in any industry. (We’ll admit, some of them are just as out-of-the-box as Zuck himself.)
Here are notable collection of the best quotes of Mark Zukerberg that will give you the needed energy to keep moving towards your dreams.
1. “Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”
2. “The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’”
3. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk.”
4. “I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.”
5. “A squirrel dying in your front yard may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.” —From a speech given to his colleagues at Facebook about relevance, as reported by The New York Times.
6. “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.”
7. “People don’t care about what you say, they care about what you build.”
8. “Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services.”
9. “In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.“
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.”
11. “Advertising works most effectively when it’s in line with what people are already trying to do.”
12. “This is a perverse thing, personally, but I would rather be in the cycle where people are underestimating us. It gives us latitude to go out and make big bets that excite and amaze people.”
13. “I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.”
14. “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.”
15. “The question isn’t ‘What do we want to know about people?’ It’s, ‘What do people want to tell about themselves?” —From a November 2011 interview with Charlie Rose.
16. “Find that thing you are super passionate about.”
17. “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.” —From a Stanford University speaker series on hiring the right people, given October 2005.
18. “People don’t care about what someone says about you in a movie–or even what you say, right? They care about what you build.” —From an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer in July 2010.
19. “In Silicon Valley, you get this feeling that you have to be out here. But it’s not the only place to be. If I were starting now, I would have stayed in Boston. [Silicon Valley] is a little short-term focused and that bothers me.” —Also from the October 2011 interview at Y Combinator’s Startup School in Palo Alto, California.
20. “The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’ … Unless I feel like I’m working on the most important problem that I can help with, then I’m not going to feel good about how I’m spending my time. –From Marcia Amidon Lusted’s biography Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Creator.