After MS Office Founder Bill Gates who was a school drop out, here is Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerburg who achieved great heights as a college droup out. After 13 years of hiatus from graduation, he finally got to attend his convocation on Thursday in his alma mater Harvard University.
What is the educational qualification of Mark Zuckerberg?
Zuckerberg on 25 May 2017 received the honorary doctor of laws degree from Harvard University.
What was the speech address of Mark Zuckerberg on convocation day?
In a nostalgic address that Zuckerberg confessed to have been preparing for long, on convocation day, he inspired his fellow graduates with words of wisdom. "I'm here to tell you that finding your purpose isn't enough. Our challenge is to create a world where everyone has a sense of purpose," he told to the crowd in Cambridge, Massachusetts who did not mind drenching in the rain to listen to him.
Speech on purpose by Mark Zuckerberg
"Purpose is a part of a cause that is bigger than yourself. When I launched facebook for the college community, I told my friend that someone would do the same to connect the world but I never realised that 'that someone' would be us!"
"When you know that a change in the world is going to be sure that someone else will do it, but they won't, you will. There are three ways in creating a sense of purpose - by taking on meaningful projects together, by redefining quality, so that everyone can be comfortable and by creating community all across the world."
"Ideas don't come out fully formed, they come as you get into it. If there was a single eureka moment, people would've felt adequate already and demotivated to move further. It's really good to be realistic, but be prepared to be misunderstood. Let's do things to not just create progress but purpose"
Mark Zuckerberg's ideas for change
Get millions of people involved in
- Climate change project before we destroy the world
- Finding cure for diseases
- Personalising education so that people can study whatever they want
- Modernising democracy so that everyone can vote online
- Manufacturing and installing solar panels
Mark Zuckerberg's quotes on success
- "The greatest successes come from the comfort of having the freedom to fail."
- "We should explore ideas like a universal basic income so that everyone can explore ideas and fall back on a cushion when it fails."