Want to know what Silicon Valley's famous--and in some cases, infamous--minds have to share about entrepreneurship? You don't have to gain admission to Stanford University for access to their thoughts. Mountain View, California-based startup accelerator Y Combinator has just launched a free video series showcasing them.
The series, titled "How to Build the Future," premiered Tuesday with a video featuring Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. "Technology companies have become a powerful way to build the future. Our goal with this series is to share advice about how you can do it, too," reads a post announcing the effort.
Here are some of the pearls of wisdom Zuckerberg shared with YC president Sam Altman in today's installment. You can watch the full video below.
Where to start
"I always think that you should start with the problem that you're trying to solve in the world and not start with deciding that you want to build a company. The best companies that could be built are things that are trying to drive some kind of social change, even if it's just local in one place."
Maintain a culture of innovation
"I think the key is building a company which is focused on learning as quickly as possible. Companies are learning organisms, and you can make decisions that either make it that you learn faster or you learn slower."
"When you do stuff well, you shouldn't have to do big, crazy things. So you want to actually evolve in a way where you're working with your community and making steps and learning."