What Makes Steve Jobs and Mark Zukerberg Different Than Most of Today Entrepreneur

Back to 2002 when Mark Zuckerberg still becomes an awesome tech person in this history. He and three of his classmates — Andrew McCollum, Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz created Facemash in his second year when he studied psychology at Harvard. The website was set up as a type of “hot or not” game for Harvard students. The website allowed visitors to compare two student pictures side-by-side and let them decide who was hot or not. This is how Facebook embryo was created incidentally before he launched theFacebook in 2004 and copied most of features from Snapchat in 2016.

The same story comes from Cupertino in 1976 when Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple in a residential garage. According to Steve Jobs biography that I read written by Walter Isaacson, Wozniak was born in 1950 and Steve Jobs is in 1955 but they have a bunches of similarity each other. Wozniak grew up as a really self-talented electrical hobbyist. His father, Francis Jacob Wozniak is an electrical engineer graduate from California Technology Institute. In the other side, Steve Jobs grew up with his adoptive father Paul Jobs which is a mechanic. Even though he doesn’t like mechanical stuff. Jobs love electronics, he did some pranks with his love with electronics. Jobs and Wozniak have been become a friend for a long time before they build a blue box. Wozniak is a guy who did a lot of pranks too with electronics. In 1972 on one occasion Wozniak dialed Vatican City and identified himself as Henry Kissinger and asked to speak to the Pope (who was sleeping at the time) with a device they called Blue Box. With this device, they are able to enter operator mode so they can make a long distance call for free. This is the first product before they created Apple Computer in 1976.

But the idea is I don’t think Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak did all of that stuff because they want to create a company, even Mark Zuckerberg either. They started all of the business without expecting to be a company or even to be rich. This is actually what Mark Zuckerberg said when he was interviewed by Y Combinator President Sam Altman a couple of weeks ago.

The entrepreneurs should do is pick something they care about, work on it, but don’t actually commit to turning it into a company until it’s working. If you look the data of the very best company that ever got built, there is a tremendous percentage of them have been built in that way and not from the people who decide at the front that they want to start a company. Because you can just lock in some local minimal all of the time or local maximum.

The one thing that makes a different between today entrepreneur and these big name has they started company not because they want to, it’s just because they need to. The project that they create was incidentally like by a bunch of people. But the most important thing that they had at that time is the solid motivation because they love doing it doesn’t matter it was for a prank or just a hobby. After all of those, we should believe and agree that most of the beautiful product in this world was born from hands who built and engraved it with a love and passion for the product itself, not the money behind or even just a a founder or CEO of something that you will have in your LinkedIn profile. If your mission is just to gain your self-esteem and being cocky after that please stop and ask yourself before you burn some investor cash.

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This article is dedicated for remembering 5 years Steve Jobs death for all of his passion, innovations, and great mind he had in modern computer industry.

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What do I think about Instagram Stories

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Our group stand up this morning just made me put my mind on this interesting issue, somebody just became really hate this young billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg after being his biggest fan for several years . The tech industry war just started over in past couple of hours between two big social media services. Zuckerberg just launched a new feature in Instagram called stories, the thing that has already launched by Snapchat back to 2008. Instagram copied it really perfect and even better. In a short conclusion I do like it.

I like how Instagram stories let people be able to customized their doodling pointer. It looks way more fancier to me than just a regular circle pointer to draw that Snapchat only offers in their doodling experience. The one more thing that impressed me is Instagram stories filter. Even they have no dog filter, but it looks more artsy when let me post stories as a piece of art instead just as a cheesy 10 secs video. To be honest I’m not a big fan of geofilter and smart filter feature of snapchat.

But as we know the bad thing about that is the Instagram stories feature is not original that would be something that just made some people lost their respect to Mark Zuckerberg as an innovative icon from Menlo Park. Snapchat is not the only service that Facebook clone in his own entire business. Periscope, a live video service from Twitter is also a victim after Facebook launched its own live video service called Facebook live in early of 2016. By the all ecosystem of Facebook has, every time they clone all of those service Facebook will always win the cloning process by not only clone it but also has the better feature that the original version doesn’t has yet.

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Mark Zuckerburg first post in Instagram stories showing all of his grey t-shirt that he use everyday.

Back to 2012, Facebook has one unsuccessful story about cloning. It’s about Facebook Poke that launched in 2012 and dead in 2014. Facebook Poke is also give the same service as what Snapchat has. A chat that disappeared after someone opened and read that. Don’t expect too much different between Facebook Poke and Snapchat in 2012 because it is totally same. The only different that Facebook might be has is only the terms and conditions agreement that almost nobody read it before sign up. Then this story has a sad ending by dead 2 years after it launched.

Ethically, Zuckerberg just made a really shitty move and unrespectful act for these day tech industry, especially because we know he known as an innovative guy who invent Facebook and dropped out from Harvard to fight for his super company. But I can’t lie that Instagram has the better product for the service they give that I can’t hate. Except for the smart filter that Snapchat offer, I don’t really use that feature in most occasion. At the end, thumbs up for Instagram stories and thumbs down for the cloning. Let’s see if Zuckerberg has a plan to clone Pokemon Go as future product.

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