Monday, May 20, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg

Running head THE MAN CONNECTING THE WORLD1 The Man Connecting the World Rachel Ritchey West Virginia Wesleyan College THE MAN CONNECTING THE WORLD2 My interpretation of winner is achieving a desirable outcome or goal in livelihood and to achieve achievement one must illustrate the qualities Coplin states. Throughout his life sign of the zodiac Zuckerberg has developed the skills Coplin says in his bring up of ecstasy things and Mark has efficiently demonstrated these qualities. Through his success Mark Zuckerberg has tieed more than one-half a billion flock with the fraternity Facebook.Even though there are many different definitions of success, it should be obvious that favored heap share common qualities such as those found in honker Coplins name of 10 Things Employers Want Students to Learn in College. Reaching success was not soft but, Zuckerberg took the necessary steps to get there. These steps include influencing people, solving problems, and using quantitative s kills. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was natural on May 14, 1984 in Dobbs Ferry, New York. His father ran a dental practice, and his m new(prenominal) was a headhunter up until the birth of Randi, his oldest sister.At a very early age Mark started to become fire in computers. He developed his first software at age 12. He fabricated Zucknet, a communicate system from an Atari BASIC, and his father actu each(prenominal)y put it to use in his dental office. His parents soon hired a tutor to keep up with his budding pursuance in computers. Mark first at xded lavishly school at Ardsley High School, and rough the same cadence started taking some graduate courses at nearby Mercy College (Grossman, 2010). Soon, Zuckerberg transferred to Phillips Exeter Academy, a private school in New Hampshire.There he excelled in academics, THE MAN CONNECTING THE WORLD3 but in like manner discovered anformer(a) talent of which was, fencing. He was captain of the fencing team but also, excelled more wit h computers as he developed a name for himself as a scheduling Prodigy. His next step in developing software was described as an early version of Pandora, named Synapse. Companies handle Microsoft and AOL actually offered to buy it off of him, and hire him before he had even graduated high school. He declined both offers and decided to continue his quest for knowledge. (bio. 2011) Zuckerberg enrolled at Harvard in 2002 after graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy. By the time he began his sophomore year he already had a reputation as the go-to software developer on campus. It was around this time he developed something called CourseMatch, a delegacy for assimilators to choose their classes based on what courses were popular with early(a) users. Next he invented Facemash, a way to compare two students pictures and vote on who is more attractive. Immediately Facemash became extremely popular, but was shut d deliver because administration deemed it inappropriate.With the populari ty of Marks other projects, third of his fellow students Divya Narendra, Camron Winklevoss, and Tyler Winklevoss, approached him one day some an idea called Harvard connection. They wanted to use Harvards student networks to create a dating site. Mark agreed to help, but soon moved on with his own ideas. (bio. , 2011) Zuckerbergs new idea was to create his own network with various features for users. So, along with some other three friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, THE MAN CONNECTING THE WORLD4 nd Eduardo Saverin they worked together to create their own well-disposed network. They developed a site users could create their own profiles, upload photos, and talk to other users. They called this site, The Facebook, and ran it out of their Harvard dorm room from February 2004 to June 2004. Mark then took a huge risk, dropped out of Harvard, and moved to Palo Alto, California to devote his time solely on The Facebook. At this time users were strictly students at Harvard, but th e site then opened to Ivy League schools wholly.The Facebook was shortened to scarcely Facebook, and by the end of 2004 the site had one million users. (bio. , 2011) This brings me to an inevitable quality Mark shares with Coplins ten things, Using Quantitative Skills. He has been creating software since he was about twelve years old, which had brought him to where he is today, as a software programmer and developer. He attended one of the most accredited schools of all-time, Harvard University. This serves as an fashion model of how well educated he is just in all areas of academics.Another thing Coplin states is, Performance willing be measured in numbers just as the performance of your caller-up or situation is measured in the number of sales, the amount of income, or number of people served. (Coplin, 2003) Zuckerberg is well aware of applying this to his conjunction as CEO and founder of Facebook. He must constantly pay attention to these parts of condescension because of the number of people he is serving. THE MAN CONNECTING THE WORLD5 Facebooks next boost came from the venture capital soused Accel Partners, with an investment of $12. 7 million long horses in their network (Kirkpatrick, 2010).This led to the expansion of Facebook, which then opened to other colleges, high schools, and international schools. By December 2005 they come toed 5. 5 million members. With Facebooks popularity, other companies wanted to declare on the site, but Zuckerberg turned down their offers. (bio. , 2010) Common with all big companies, at some intend they face problems. Unfortunately in 2006 the three students that Mark helped make Harvard connection with forced him into a lawsuit. They claimed that he stole their idea and after lawyers found incriminating messages from Zuckerberg, they came to a settlement.Although it was a $65 million dollar settlement, the dispute still continues today. (bio. , 2011) The next controversy Zuckerberg faced took more of a toll on his reputation. In 2009, Ben Mezrich wrote a book called The Accidental gaminionaires. Mezrich retold the story of Zuckerbergs life, but heavily fabricated it. He include invented scenes, imagined dialogue and fictional characters. Not only did he manage to cause controversy with his book, but also he actually sold the rights of the story to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.Sorkins portrayal of Marks life was called The Social Network, which went on to be nominated for eight Academy Awards, and take home an Oscar for best picture. Mark strongly opposed the films storyline and went on to say, Its interesting what stuff they focused on THE MAN CONNECTING THE WORLD 6 getting right like, every single shirt and fleece that I had in that movie is actually a shirt or fleece that I own, so theres all this stuff that they got wrong and a bunch of random details that they got right. (bio. , 2011) Developing such an influential company makes him somewhat of a target.He is constantly facing prob lems, and coming up with new solutions. Therefore another skill he possesses is Solving Problems. He has always under the pressure of creating something pleasing for Facebook users. The web rapscallion regularly changes formats, and introduces new features. One thing Coplin directly says is, Problem solvers are into continuous improvement. (Coplin, 2003) Marks problem solving skills were also useful when it came to problems in his personal life. He has encountered lawsuits and found a way to settle and move past.Along with lawsuits, the public criticism hes faced was handled maturely and with integrity. In spite of all the criticism, and negative publicity he still received recognition for his accomplishments. In 2010, beat Magazine named him Person of the year. (Grossman, 2010) Vanity Fair placed him at the top of their New Establishment list and named him number one on its 2010 list of the Top deoxycytidine monophosphate most influential people of the discipline Age. Forbes ranked Zuckerberg at No. 35beating out Apple CEO Steve Jobs on the Forbes cd list. Marks net worth was is an estimated $6. billion dollars. (bio. , 2011) Marks wealth has made him a billionaire six times over (Grossman, 2010). THE MAN CONNECTING THE WORLD 7 With the money hes pull in through his hard work, hes decided to involve himself in philanthropic causes. He donated 100 million dollars to save the failing Newark Public Schools system in New Jersey. On December 9, 2010, Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and investor Warren Buffett signed the Giving Pledge, promising to donate at least 50 percentage of their wealth to charity over the course of their lifetimes. bio. , 2011) He not only wants to help people connect with the social network hes created but he wants to help charitable causes with the money he worked so hard for. With the company make has created, he has wired about a twelfth of earthly concern into a single network (Grossman, 2010). When relating Zuckerberg to Coplins lis t of ten things, virtually any of them can be applied but the most obvious one in my opinion is Influencing People. He not only influences people through charities but clearly through the social network he has created.Nearly half of all Americans have a Facebook account, and 70% of Facebook users live outside the U. S. (Grossman, 2010). This just goes to show the number of people he reaches and has an impact on. Facebook has 800 million active users and is currently growing at a rate of about 700,000 people a day (Duff, 2010). Like Coplin says find the basic need, or the main point of interest and stick to it (Coplin, 2003). Mark undoubtedly found a point of interest for the world. Mark Zuckerberg is someone that has the qualities Coplin says that employers value and he has demonstrated them throughout his life.Bill Coplins THE MAN CONNECTING THE WORLD 8 list of 10 Things Employers Want Students to Learn in College serves as an example of the qualities of successful people. When app lying the ten things to a successful person Zuckerbergs life serves as the perfect example. His success story shows the way to develop yourself to reach success by using the same things Coplin states in his list of ten things. He has basically created the social network that has taken over the world. The accomplishments he has made are something that we witness, and we are impacted by his success in our own lives everyday.THE MAN CONNECTING THE WORLD9 References Coplin, B. (2003). 10 things employers want you to learn in college. Berkeley, California Ten animate Press. Cooper, C. (2011). The future according to Zuckerberg All Facebook, all the time. Retrieved September 23, 2011, from http//www. cbsnews. com/stories/2011/09/22/scitech/main20110419. shtml Kirkpatrick, D. (2010). The Facebook effect The inside story of the company that is connecting the world (1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. ed. ). New York Simon & Schuster.Grossman L. (2010). Person of the year. Retrieved Dec/15, 2010, from http//www. time. com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2036683_2037183,00. html Mark Zuckerberg. (2011). Biography. com. Retrieved 0745, Nov 13, 2011 from http//www. biography. com/people/mark-zuckerberg-507402 Duff, C. (Producer), &. (2010). One minute on Facebook. Video/DVD Retrieved from THE MAN CONNECTING THE WORLD10 http//www. time. com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2036683_2037109_2037113,00. html

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