Mark Zuckerberg Townhall Q&A At IIT Delhi

Delhi: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg conducted a Townhall Q&A at the Indian Institution of Technology, Delhi. The Q&A session was attended by 900 students ad other invitees.
We lobby for net neutrality across the world and continuing to work for providing access to people as well, said Mark Zuckerberg.
Mark Zuckerberg
“We have made investments in introducing new types of schools in Africa, hope to bring them to India too,” he added.
Last month at the Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Zuckerberg hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a similar session.
The event at IIT-Delhi lasted for about an hour in which Zuckerberg fielded a number of questions.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the huge gathering, spoke about the recent Afghanistan earthquake and the ways Facebook is helping in such situations, and started the Q&A session.

What was a decision that you took in the early days of Facebook that you regretted later?

Mark Zuckerberg’s answer:
I made all kinds of mistakes. Anything you can think of, I have made all the mistakes
It was all trial and error. You cannot be afraid of making mistakes
What you should focus on is not which mistake to avoid
But you should focus on what drives you
Focus not on the mistakes but as much good as you can.

Zuckerberg shared the obstacle he faced while building Facebook: Throughout building Facebook, there were lots of challenges and I felt felt like giving up.In the media there is a bias…the bias is that I built Facebook and Steve Jobs built Apple. But there are thousands of people involved…A study has shown that companies that get started with more co founders are likely to be more successful. No one can overcome all of the challenges by themselves. My coworkers keep me going.

Mark Zuckerberg’s advice for budding entrepreneurs and start-up companies: I have seen some people who are trying to start a company without figuring out what they want to do. All great companies started with people who cared about something.If you start working on something that you care for and turn it into a company when it takes off, then it’ll be more likely to do well.None of the people who built big companies thought that they would be as big as they ended up being. So my advice is focus on what you care about and not the decision to start a company.

A word of advice for young students from Mark Zuckerberg: The skills you learn in college are what will help you the most. Just keep doing what you want to and do not let people get in the way.
Marked shares the journey of developing Facebook:
It wasn’t long ago that I was sitting in the audience and listening to Bill Gates at Harvard
There was not one moment when I had a revelation that Facebook would be this big
I built the first version of Facebook because I wanted to connect to people in my school
Back then it didn’t even occur to me that one day the entire world would be using it
We just kept doing the next thing and people kept saying this is just a fad

Visiting the Taj Mahal, and no conference room, was a welcome change, he quipped.


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