Here’s what budding entrepreneurs can learn from Zuckerberg’s path to becoming a successful CEO.
In his book, How to Create the Next Facebook: Seeing Your Startup Through, From Idea to IPO, author Tom Taulli lays out the specific steps that took Facebook from college dorm room to $100 billion dollar social media platform, and how budding entrepreneurs can use those lessons to launch their own successful business. In this edited excerpt, Taulli details what every would-be founder can learn from Mark Zuckerberg’s journey to becoming a successful CEO.
In Facebook’s early days, Mark Zuckerberg was a terrible CEO. He didn’t communicate well, kept things to himself, and often riled his employees. He also had a bit of an attitude. One famous example was his business card, which stated at the top: “I’m the CEO, Bitch.”
In late 2005, things were getting worse. Zuckerberg was spending most of his time hanging out with media moguls, flying private jets and dining at elite restaurants. These pastimes may have been a great ego boost, but employees were becoming demoralised, and it was harming the company.
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