Posts Tagged ‘Mark Zuckerberg’

Masters of Scale – Podcasts by Reid Hoffman

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Got a chance to hear a podcast called Masters of Scale by Reid Hoffman, who was one of the founders of LinkedIn.

Reid interviews founders who have managed to scale their business in an amazing way. 

I heard a few of the podcasts and am quite impressed with the wealth of information that these founders provide based on their experience during their journey.

I would highly recommend this podcast to any one who is working hard to make a difference in this world and would like to learn the art of scaling up from leaders like Mark Zuckerberg (FB), Brian Chesky (AirBnB), Reid Hastings (Netflix) etc.

My personal favourite so far is the one with Brian Chesky from AirBnB where he explains the 11 star experience that he suggests handcrafting with the users. I also like the way Brian switches between focusing on one consumer and scaling it up in a large manner – and then again switching back and forth between the two based on the need of the hour.

I intend to write a separate blog post about each episode. Hope it is useful to budding entrepreneurs.

The Social Network – Movie Review

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Watched The Social Network Movie on Netflix recently. This movie is supposed to be the story of how Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, came up with the plan of creating the website. I like the message on their posters: You don’t get 500 Million Friends without making a few enemies 🙂

The Social Network movie was highly anticipated by the online community as Facebook has shot to popularity due to its sticky nature and the fact that it has over 500 million users. My view of Facebook was that these guys are the first ones to have implemented the social networking concept correctly. Anyway, the movie shows Mark as a arrogant but intelligent young man, who knows exactly what he is doing.

The Social Network movie starts with two law suits that go on parallely, one accusing Mark of stealing the idea of a ‘Online Community’ from the Winklewoss brothers and their partner, Narendra. The second law suit is about the other co-founder of Facebook, Eduardo, sueing Mark to pay for damages and also permanently recognise him as the co-founder of Facebook.


World’s Most Influential People

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Forbes recently released a list of 68 most influential people in the world. This list is introduced by Forbes with a nice phrase saying there are 6.8 billion people in this world and here is a list of the top 68 people who are considered the most influential.

While there are many popular names in the list, the ones that caught my attention are listed below under sections of Politicians from India, Industrialists from India, Technologists around the world and other suprising entries.

The details with my thoughts on the above sections are given below: