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The Social Network Was Cute, But Off-base. Here’s The Real Mark Zuckerberg. [Infographic]

by . November 8th, 2014

The Social Network was a good movie, but it wasn’t exactly what happened with Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg has become the poster-child for the young tech billionaire. Below is a literal poster that details how he got started. Credits to Anna Vital and the team at Funders and Founders.


Semi-random Thoughts

  • Few people actually *enjoy* Facebook these days. Kind of like no one seems to really enjoy a cold glass of water. It’s just a fact of life.
  • Facebook won over its competitor not because it was necessarily technically better than them, it was its user-friendliness and savvy understanding of human behavior that helped it dominate.
  • relationship contract,  as unromantic as it sounds, is probably a necessary move when you’re a billionaire.
  • The future Facebook killer may already be out there.
  • Could you even imagine what Facebook would be like if Zuckerberg took MTV’s offer?
  • The fact Zuckerberg speaks fluent Mandarin and is married to someone of Chinese descent. Slightly ironic that Facebook is completely blocked in Mainland China.
  • A lot of us wouldn’t have the stones to turn down all the offers that he was given. I know I wouldn’t.
  • He started young. He was around 10 when he developed his first computer program with his father. If your kids are gifted or show interest in something, take them seriously.
  • One wonders how well he could fence these days.


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Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.