“We Just Cared More”

When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this? We were just students. We had way fewer resources than big companies. If they had focused on this problem, they could have done it.

The only answer I can think of is: we just cared more.

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s tenth anniversary, pondering the same question so many other people have asked.

Startups have a great disadvantage in resources yet consistently beat established companies in building new products that people want. This isn’t going to change.

5 thoughts on ““We Just Cared More”

  1. douglas says:

    So Zuckerberg thought that a world without Facebook was a problem to be solved… really?

  2. Reminds me of the original article: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2004/2/9/hundreds-register-for-new-facebook-website

    When Zuck had 10% of Harvard on thefacebook.com, he was already 10% of the way to the IPO.

  3. dannybeattie says:

    Harvard. Need I say no more.

    Hardly your ‘average Joe’. Not your typical guy on the street….

  4. Ian Doyle says:

    Mark Zuckerberg did an amazing job in 2004. His team has continued to follow an honor code that I greatly appreciate and respect. They have transcended every single social barrier in kick ass fashion.

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