Thinking like Zuck?

There is a very insightful book entitled “Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg“.  It is hard to imagine that if Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world!! Facebook accounts for one of every seven minutes spent online, and more than one billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook. Those numbers are mind boggling.

Let’s face it, Facebook has changed our world; and this was the brainchild of one, young entrepreneur. Literally, Facebook has single-handedly revolutionized the way more than one-seventh of the world’s population communicates, engages, and consumes information. What can we learn from this organization and from its leader?

Social business trailblazer Ekaterina Walter examines the five principles behind Facebook’s meteoric rise, presented in actionable lessons anyone can apply—in any organization, in any industry. This groundbreaking book reveals the five “P”s of Facebook’s success:

PASSION—Keep your energy and commitment fully charged at all times by pursuing something in which you believe
PURPOSE—Don’t just create a great product; drive a meaningful movement
PEOPLE—Build powerful teams that can execute your vision
PRODUCT—Create a product that is innovative, that breaks all the rules, that changes everything
PARTNERSHIPS—Build powerful partnerships with people who fuel imagination and energize execution

Every day I work with clients – individuals, teams and organizations – who, if they were to truly look at their situations through these lenses, may see new areas for focus and improvement. As importantly, they may have the unsettling realization that the first “P” – Passion – is the one that is missing. I believe that without this, we may find mediocre success; yet we will never be our most authentic and most successful selves.

Having alignment between what we are Passionate about with what we are good at doing, and having that tied to a purpose greater than ourselves, will reveal our most powerful and aligned ways of contributing to the world. NO question about it……

Just look at Facebook!!