Mark Zuckerberg shares lessons learnt as Facebook turns 14
By Rita Chioma,
Mark Zuckerberg said the Facebook community exists today not because they avoided mistakes, but because they tried hard to solve the greatest challenge of their users.
Billionaire and Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, who started off the social networking site when he was 19 years old, took to his official page to share the lessons he has learnt so far as Facebook turned 14 yesterday.
Mark Zuckerberg who made $4 Billion 10 days into 2018 according to a Bloomberg’s billionaires list, said the reason the Facebook community exists today is not because they avoided mistakes, but because they tried enough to solve the greatest challenge.
Here’s what he wrote below; “Today is Facebook’s 14th birthday.
It’s a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come from that dorm room at Harvard and how far we still have to go to bring the world closer together. And it’s a moment to think about what we need to do better.
Sometimes people ask what I’ve learned along the way. I was 19 when I started Facebook, and I didn’t know anything about building a company or global internet service. Over the years I’ve made almost every mistake you can imagine. I’ve made dozens of technical errors and bad deals. I’ve trusted the wrong people and I’ve put talented people in the wrong roles. I’ve missed important trends and I’ve been slow to others. I’ve launched product after product that failed.
The reason our community exists today is not because we avoided mistakes. It’s because we believe what we’re doing matters enough to keep trying to solve our greatest challenges — knowing full well that we’ll fail again and again, but that it’s the only way to make progress.
We are still early in this journey and we will keep working to improve. That focus has always been our strength, and that’s what this year is all about.
Bringing us closer together with our family and friends matters, and 14 years in I’m proud of what we do and grateful to be a part of something so meaningful.
It’s an honor to be on this journey with you.”