Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin Speaks Out On The Social Network

The Co-Founder and Ex-friend of Mark Zuckerberg, recently did a guest editor spot on CNBC. The young billionaire gave his thoughts on the highly praised Facebok bio-pic, The Social Network.

As a co-founder of Facebook, I have wondered how Hollywood would depict its creation and development on the big screen. Would it be accurate? Would it showcase our failures, as well as our successes?

What I gleaned from viewing The Social Network was bigger and more important than whether the scenes and details included in the script were accurate. After all, the movie was clearly intended to be entertainment and not a fact-based documentary.

The true takeaway for me was that entrepreneurship and creativity, however complicated, difficult or tortured to execute, are perhaps the most important drivers of business today and the growth of our economy.

During the Facebook co-founder’s editorial on entrepreneurship, never once does he attack his former friend Mark Zuckerberg. He in fact praises him for all the things that he has accomplished with Facebook.

Today, Facebook affects the world in so many more ways than just its initial execution at Harvard. Mark Zuckerberg successfully developed an entirely new world for daily interactions. Today, the Facebook platform brings a social layer to many of the ordinary actions we conduct online everyday.

Though a dramatic part of his life is depicted in the film, Saverin hopes that what you take from the movie is that entrepreneurship will be leading factor in the growth of our economy in the 21st Century.

While watching the “Hollywood version” of one’s college life is both humbling and entertaining, I hope that this film inspires countless others to create and take that leap to start a new business. With a little luck, you might even change the world.

Source: CNBC

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