Added excerpts and video of Zuckerberg’s commencement speech.
“Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership has profoundly altered the nature of social engagement worldwide.
After dropping out of Harvard University 12 years ago, Mark Zuckerberg has finally received his college degree — an honorary degree that he was awarded as part of his presentation of the commencement address to Harvard’s class of 2017.
Why it matters to you You don’t necessarily have to go to college to achieve success — and people like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates prove that.
Incidentally, Zuckerberg attended that address — at the time, his wife Priscilla Chan was graduating.
Zuckerberg uses Facebook Live from Harvard dorm
The memories came flooding back for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as he visited the dorm where he lived during his time at Harvard University.
Seated in typical dorm room furniture, Zuckerberg and Chan also visited with young students who are temporarily staying in the building.
After entering the room, Zuckerberg flips the camera to show off the layout of the space, which features a small desk and a couple beds.
Naturally, he streamed his entire visit to Kirkland House H33 in Cambridge, Mass., live on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon.
He was able to retain a good deal of what went on despite the fact that he dropped out of Harvard during his sophomore year and moved to California to continue building Facebook.
When Mark Zuckerberg gave the 2017 commencement address on Thursday at his alma mater, Harvard, there was some irony.
But Zuckerberg never graduated, as he dropped out after a couple of years to putter about with some idea called Facebook.
“If I get through this speech, it’ll be the first time I actually finish something at Harvard.”
While Zuckerberg had a sense of purpose, virtually no one else in the company did — at least not one connected with his vision and the company.
But, as Zuckerberg noted — and this applies particularly well to entrepreneurs — having purpose for yourself isn’t enough.
collected by :John Locas