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What you didn’t know about Mark Zuckerberg?

Mark Zuckerberg is the name that is synonyms to Facebook. He is the young nerd who transformed social media into a revolution, a high end business, a hub for entertainment.
A college dropout from Harvard University went on to create the social networking site facebook along with his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes in the year 2004, which has turned to be a cult today. 
Zuckerberg was ranked No.1 on the list of the Top 100 ‘Most Influential People of the Information Age’ by Vanity Fair 2010 and was voted among the world’s ’50 Most Influential Figures by New Statesman’s’ annual survey 2010.
Let’s get a sneak peek into some of the interesting facts about Mark Zuckerberg.
1.Born on May 14th 1984
Mark was born on the very day and year when Domain Name System- DNS an internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses took place. 
2. Private School
Mark never attended any public school, he attended only private school. However that did not stop him to make philanthropy towards public schools. Mark donated $100 million to the Newark public school system, New Jersey in October 2010. 
3. Languages
Mark can read and write at least five languages with ease. Zuckerberg listed four non-English languages he could read and write: 
French, Hebrew, Latin, and ancient Greek. 
4. Atheist
He is Jewish by descent and atheist by choice. But most people of Jewish descent consider themselves to be Jews even if they don’t practice it. 
5. Valuable player
He was named as the most valuable player in his high school fencing team. At Ardsley High School, Zuckerberg had excelled in the classics before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy in his junior year, where he won prizes in science (math, astronomy and physics) and Classical studies (on his college application.)
6. Billionaire
He is the youngest billionaire in the world. In Forbes list for the 100 Richest people in the world for the year 2011, Zuckerberg holds the 4th position with property worth $17.5 billion. 
7. Color blind
Facebook is blue because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind. Blue is the color he see best; therefore, blue is the dominant color on all Facebook pages. 
8. Born in White Plains, New York
Mark Zuckerberg was born and brought up in White Plains, New York, he graduated from Philips Exeter Academy high school. 
9. Sandals
Mark Zuckerberg is a really different personality from his league. Unlike all his counterparts he is hardly seen in formal attire or dressed up for an occasion. It is quite unusual that he wears rubber sandals to board meetings. 
Courtesy: SiliconIndia

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About Me…


I’m back with my second post. In this post, I’ll reveal some more of ‘Me’. Before people read my future blogs, they ought to know me to some extent, atleast.
Before I start with my bio-sketch, let me share with you all one of my favourite theories here….

“According to me, the World can be divided broadly into 3 categories. Firstly, the Inventors, i.e the Engineers/Scientists(includes even the ones who don’t possess the elusive degrees). This category is responsible for the Creation of every Man-made thing. The Second club comprises of the Enablers(who are the intermediaries and are responsible for the delivery of the products from the Inventors to the Consumers). They take care of the Sales’ elements. The third category consists of the Consumers themselves. It’s a cyclic process wherein the consumer of a certain product will again become an inventor and create something else out of that product or simply become an enabler and help the product reach out to further consumers and the process continues.”

And thats about it. Now, proceeding with ‘my story’……

I’d describe myself as an introspective, cooperative, directive and expressive person. I consider ‘people’ to be my highest priority and I like to have things organized, settled and planned out.

I’m a Technocrat in the field of Information Technology, but my passion for Business Development and Consulting brought me into my current domain. Presently, I’m responsible for the management of Business Development and Service Delivery at Dot Now Social, a Management Consulting startup firm. I’ve been associated with Rotary International, NEN, ACM and AIESEC in the past. I’m an ardent Cricket lover, a Quizzing enthusiast and a big-time fan of Sourav Ganguly. Also to add to this long list- a part-time philosopher, poet and a budding singer.

I’m passionate about Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Branding and Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism and Social media. I aspire to be an Entrepreneur!

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m deeply passionate about Leadership. From my modest experience at the helm, I inferred that Effective and Positive Leadership is the solution to every problem. A Leader can make or break the entity he’s leading.

Having lead diverse teams throughout my life- from being the Class Prefect to Captain of School cricket teams; organizing fests at college and leading sales teams to raise funds for them, being the editor of a college newsletter and heading societies at school and college, I’ve done it all. And with each experience, I’ve matured, and strived to become an improved Leader.

Before I close this post, I’d like to quote that 
Leadership is a journey, and every leader evolves through this journey to become a bigger and better Leader

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Taking the Untrodden Path

     
 Greetings! to everyone who is reading this blog. This is my first ‘serious’ attempt at blogging. I had tried a couple of times before but failed to move on after my first attempt. ‘Blogging’ simply didn’t excite me in the past. Despite having a friend’s circle consisting of chronic bloggers, I never really felt the necessity, until now.

 Its been more than a week since I joined my new job, (infact my first job!) and the fact that it specializes in providing Social media services to Enterprises makes my foray into the Blogging world and reviving my Twitter account, all the more necessary.

 As of now, planning to write this on a weekly basis. Will talk about all those things that are dear to me and hope you can connect to it in some way or the other. Will try not to run into pages and pages and keep it concise. But there might be occasions where I might just lose track and keep on typing and typing. (Just hope that does not happen too often!)

 I’ve named my blog- The Untrodden Path. There is a deep meaning behind it. I’m sure all of you have come across Robert Frost’s famous poem- ‘The Road not Taken’The last 2 lines of that poem – 
“I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference”

have been a great source of inspiration to me. Every individual in this world comes across a certain crossroads in his life a number of times, where he/she has to make a critical decision and choose from one of the few paths offered. Of course making a choice among the available options takes a lot of thinking, research and what not. But, at the same time it also takes courage to choose the less-opted path or walk on the less traveled path or simply the untrodden path. It involves a lot of risk and the uncertainty surrounding it makes it all the more adventurous.

 The courage to take the untrodden path is a hallmark of Entrepreneurs, Leaders, Pioneers, Inventor, Daredevils, Discoverers and all other kinds of Go-Getters.

 ‘The Untrodden Path’  refers to-  being Innovative, being Unconventional, being Unorthodox, being Distinct, being a Non conformist, being Unique, being Different… and that is what I believe in and that’s what I am!