I finally watched The Social Network last week and was very impressed with this film. I take it for what it is and nothing more: just a film based on a book based on true events. For me, there is one major takeaway from this movie that was probably lost to most in the ensuing drama.
I’m not a fan of Mark Zuckerberg, despite the fact that we share a first name and his accomplishments are very impressive. I do not know him personally or enough about him to form an opinion one way or the other. When I meet him, then I’ll let you know. What I can say is that Mark Z. got it right, and by it, I mean the core concept behind all entrepreneurial effort. The creation and propagation of Facebook into a world-wide phenomenon is the result of one word: Action.
Consider the sequence of events: