Coming from a business giant, Mark Zuckerberg- who knows a thing or two about building a billion-dollar company is an advice to entrepreneurs. He thinks that a lot of people are doing things backwards. By focusing on building a company before they even know what they want to do.

Image result for Zuckerberg's Advice: Start with The Problem In Mind Not The Company
Image Credit: Fortune

This he was said during an interview with Y Combinator president Sam Altman.

He said it just felt backwards for people to decide that they want to start a company before they even decide what they want the company to do or the problem the company is out to solve.

He also mentioned that the best companies that are built are those that are trying to solve a problem or drive some kind of social change. Even if it’s just local in one place. And not those that started out because they wanted to make a bunch of money or have a lot of people working for them or build some company in some way.

The thing not to do is to start a company just to start a company. You should start one because you are trying to solve a problem or meeting a need.

Image result for social mission
Image credit: CUInsight.com

“Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission – to make the world more open and connected”, he said.

Image result for Entrepreneurs
Image credit: LinkedIn

Entrepreneurs should go after solving problems that are really important to people. Not just start a company to be an entrepreneur.

Zuckerberg in his talk also urged startups to explore different areas and make sure it’s
something that is impactful before doing it– whether that’s in college or elsewhere.

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book
    in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit,
    but instead of that, this is excellent blog.
    A great read. I’ll certainly be back.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.