13 years after quitting, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gets honorary Harvard degree
The CEO of Facebook returned to his University to receive his honorary degree and give a commencement speech. But at the end of the day, it’s up to us whether we’re willing to foster a sense of inclusion, opportunity, community, and most importantly – goal.
Zuckerberg asked students to find a objective in life and work towards it to achieve their goals.
“I’m going to get kicked out in three days, so we need to go on a date quickly“, he admitted telling Priscilla Chan. Citing global problems including climate change and pandemics, Zuckerberg said that millennials, himself included, understand themselves as global citizens rather than belonging to any nation-state. “We may have taken different paths to get here, but today I want to share what I’ve learned about our generation and the world we’re building together”.
Zuckerberg has been an advocate for immigration reform.
Zuckerberg noted that finding simply one’s objective is an insufficient endeavor.
One of the world’s richest people, the Facebook CEO spoke with admiration of the student’s attitude in the face of his uncertain situation. I bet them I’d get a degree. Ideas don’t come out fully formed, they only become clear as you work on them. “We regret any inconvenience to our users and look forward to the rest of Commencement”.
Zuckerberg grappled with whether to sell the technology firm when these big companies came knocking.
“One (company) adviser said: ‘If you don’t sell, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life”, he told the university’s 2017 graduating class.
“That was my hardest time leading Facebook“.
“We are going to have to have a societal conversation about how we manage this”, Obama said then. That could have been a really sad video.
Society should measure progress not just by economic metrics, but by how many people find a meaningful goal, Zuckerberg said.
Universal basic income is a controversial idea that’s benen derided as sort of a fancy name for public welfare by some.
Despite Zuckerberg’s recent denials that he is interested in running for office, his speech might do little to quell the notion.
Earlier in his speech, Zuckerberg told the rain-soaked crowd that “finding your goal isn’t enough.The challenge for us is to create a world where everyone has their own sense of objective”.