True success doesn’t come easy, it comes at a price, sometimes the price is almost crazy but when the prize comes in at the end of the day, it is amazingly crazy too! You don’t expect to lie on your bed all day and expect the newspapers and paparazzi to chase you. You must work it out!
Such was the story of the famous Mark Zuckerberg who dropped out of the prestigious Harvard University to pursue his Facebook dreams. And today the risk he jumped at in abandoning his academics has turned out handsomely rewarding as Facebook is worth about $400 billion. Zuckerberg had parted ways with Harvard by 2005 as at when he was still an undergraduate of computer science.
The reasons surely mad to a Nigerian father were to focus wholesomely on his Facebook project. And now some twelve years later, what Zuckerberg had left has been given to him on a platter of gold. Zuckerberg will be giving a speech to the class of 2017 and would be also clinching his honorary degree from the famous university.
Announcement of the news was published in a post on Harvard’s website. “Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership has profoundly altered the nature of social engagement worldwide. Few inventions in modern times can rival Facebook in its far-reaching impact on how people around the globe interact with one another,” Harvard President Drew Faust had applauded Zuckerberg in his statement. “And few individuals can rival Mark Zuckerberg in his drive to change our world through the innovative use of technology, as well as his commitment to advance science, enhance education, and expand opportunity through the pursuit of philanthropy.”
Zuckerberg joins the long list of entrepreneurs who had dropped out to clinch success. The likes of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Bill Gates are predecessor to Zuckerberg in the business of dropping out from school.