• Überpreneurship is about much more than making money. The subjects of this book are making our world a better place. In the end it is imaginative people with a real drive, often from very young ages, that are improving the human condition.

    David Strangway, FRSC, OC

Übercast: Happy People

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
  • Born: 1984, White Plains, New York, USA
  • Education: Harvard University
  • Organisation: Facebook
  • Website: Facebook
  • Image credit: Brian Solis

Building an IT empire was on Mark Zuckerberg’s cards from the start.

On the one hand, the schoolboy Mark was into the classics. He loved to read and quote from Homer’s Iliad, and his choice of sporting activity matched his taste in literature: he captained his school at fencing, the most classical of the martial arts.

On the other, he was a prodigious computing talent, who loved to use his programming skills to address real world problems. The Synapse Media Player, created by Zuckerberg and a schoolmate to dissect their friends’ musical preferences and construct play lists, attracted million dollar offers from Microsoft and others keen to acquire both Zuckerberg and his software. But Zuckerberg wasn’t interested.

He wanted his own empire.

"Move fast and break things"

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