Facebook: Hiring the Right People and Promoting Free Thinking

A talk about Hiring the Right People and Promoting Free Thinking by Mark Zuckerberg at Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner.

Lectures:

Lecture 1 (02:10)
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of TheFacebook, gives an example to demonstrate product development and experience at Facebook and talks about how their product has evolved with the company.
Lecture 2 (03:39)
Zuckerberg discusses the evolution of Facebook's founding team from a bunch of college friends to a large team of several engineers, its changing dynamics and his role as a leader in the company.
Lecture 3 (01:55)
Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg reveals the individual skills and the balance of experience he looks for when recruiting college graduates, while still building and moving his company forward.
Lecture 4 (01:58)
An early interview with Mark Zuckerberg at the dawn of Facebook's popularity unveils the opportunities that surface from a mammoth amount of page views and sticky user loyalty. A hot web property can reel in millions in ad revenue alone.
Lecture 5 (02:07)
Zuckerberg talks about the entrepreneurial skills he acquired in college that led him to building Facebook.
Lecture 6 (02:08)
Amongst his different entrepreneurial talents, Jim Breyer, Managing Partner of Accel Partners, talks about the importance of Zuckerberg's listening skills that have helped him effectively lead Facebook to success.
Lecture 7 (01:11)
Breyer discusses why Accel Partners decided to invest in Facebook and what they look for in new ideas before they convert them into ventures.
Lecture 8 (02:31)
People can't be forced to be friends, notes Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, but innovative entrepreneurs can facilitate a friendly work environment. He attributes part of his enterprise's success to casual, unstructured communication woven into the work day. His hope? To create the space for co-workers to freely associate ideas and stretch their imagination.
Lecture 9 (02:39)
Zuckerberg and Breyer discuss the ongoing challenges they face and the tradeoffs they have to make as Facebook continues to grow and evolve.

Citation

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook: Hiring the Right People and Promoting Free Thinking, Fall 2005. (Stanford University: Stanford eCorner), http://ecorner.stanford.edu. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0

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Mark Zuckerberg

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