Dot Complicated: Making Sense of Technology In A Wired World With Randi Zuckerberg (Creator of Facebook Live)

Episode Summary

Randi Zuckerberg tells the REAL story of how she created Facebook Live, how (and why) Randi is helping encourage and catalyze more female founded companies, the myth of work-life balance and more in this episode of Genius Network.  

Randi Zuckerberg is former Director of Market Development for Facebook, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, editor-in-chief of Dot Complicated, a digital lifestyle website, and creator of Dot., an animated television show about a young girl who uses technology to enhance both her educational experiences and recreational activities.

Recorded LIVE at the 2017 Genius Network Annual Event

Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Randi in this episode:

  • Randi Zuckerberg tells the REAL story of how she created Facebook Live
  • Randi’s simple “Pick 3” time management secret that can 10x your productivity
  • The technology that makes Randi’s life easier (PLUS: Randi’s biggest passion…)
  • 3 emerging industries every entrepreneur should be looking into and following closely
  • How (and why) Randi is helping encourage and catalyze more female founded companies
  • The mission and ethos behind Randi’s DOT Complicated brand
  • Opportunity Indigestion: How to know what to say YES and what to say NO to
  • Smarter ways to introduce our kids to technology (PLUS – Your Digital Footprint: How to positively shape your online identity)
  • Randi reveals her criteria of what she will (and won’t) say online
  • Randi’s straight forward advice for any entrepreneur who is starting a company or trying to raise money (AND – the surprising reason why raising start-up capital should be the LAST thing you do…)
  • The easiest and fastest way to know if you have a good product-to-market fit
  • Secrets to creating a great culture and building a great company
  • Joe and Randi discuss the ways technology is helping us make smarter decisions
  • The myth of work-life balance and what you should focus on instead
  • Randi shares a profound ritual for growing and getting out of your comfort zone
  • How to build your tolerance and turn your failures into bigger, better results
  • Randi candidly discusses her complicated relationship with Silicon Valley
  • The best business (and personal) advice Randi has ever gotten

Show Notes

  • Randi never thought of herself as an entrepreneur, when she was invited to come work for “The Facebook” she thought she would be there to support other people in their creations.
  • Her idea of streaming video had been rejected by every media company on the planet before Randi created her vision of Facebook Live at one of the hackathons that Facebook hosts. It did so poorly, that she didn’t even present it to the company.
  • Entrepreneurs need to have passion but can’t be so laser focused that the miss the trends that are going on around them.
  • Randi’s biggest passion today is bringing new technology to kids.
  • The current generation of children is so immersed in technology that they see it very differently than we do. There are thousands of ways to introduce children to technology that doesn’t involve a screen.
  • Being open and authentic is the best way to be online.
  • Randi considers her children’s digital footprint before putting images or info of them online.
  • New technology is not always a positive force, it comes with opportunities and obstacles.
  • Behavioural science is being applied to new technology and you need to be aware of how they are trying to influence you.
  • We have to be conscious consumers when it comes to technology.
  • If more girls are going to be involved in technology, it’s going to have start with pop culture.
  • Selling things is the best way to verify that the world wants what your business has to offer.
  • You can’t accomplish anything of value if you try to do everything at once. You have to pick three each day to focus on: Work, Sleep, Family, Friends, Fitness.
  • Give yourself permission to be “lopsided”.
  • Look for areas of life that, once solved, solves other issues you have at the same time.
  • Get used to failing. Your tolerance for difficulty and challenge will go up considerably. Half of entrepreneurship and risk taking is about getting back up and trying again.
  • If you start pursuing something, the strategic byproducts that happen on the side can end up being more valuable that the main thing.
  • Success traps can be harder to get out of than failure traps.
  • Entrepreneurs have a mindset that keeps them on the lookout for new opportunities, but you have to focus on the things that are the most important to you and people will naturally come to you.
  • You are never as good as you think you are, but you are never as bad as you think you are too.
  • If you don’t feel like vomiting from nerves at least once a week, you aren’t pushing yourself hard enough.
  • The easiest thing to forget about in business is internal culture. What do you stand for?
  • A lot culture is the story that exists within the organization.

Dot Complicated: Making Sense of Technology In A Wired World With Randi Zuckerberg (Creator of Facebook Live)

December 5, 2017

Dot Complicated: Making Sense of Technology In A Wired World With Randi Zuckerberg (Creator of Facebook Live)

December 5, 2017

Episode Summary

Randi Zuckerberg tells the REAL story of how she created Facebook Live, how (and why) Randi is helping encourage and catalyze more female founded companies, the myth of work-life balance and more in this episode of Genius Network.  

Randi Zuckerberg is former Director of Market Development for Facebook, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, editor-in-chief of Dot Complicated, a digital lifestyle website, and creator of Dot., an animated television show about a young girl who uses technology to enhance both her educational experiences and recreational activities.

Recorded LIVE at the 2017 Genius Network Annual Event

Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Randi in this episode:

  • Randi Zuckerberg tells the REAL story of how she created Facebook Live
  • Randi’s simple “Pick 3” time management secret that can 10x your productivity
  • The technology that makes Randi’s life easier (PLUS: Randi’s biggest passion…)
  • 3 emerging industries every entrepreneur should be looking into and following closely
  • How (and why) Randi is helping encourage and catalyze more female founded companies
  • The mission and ethos behind Randi’s DOT Complicated brand
  • Opportunity Indigestion: How to know what to say YES and what to say NO to
  • Smarter ways to introduce our kids to technology (PLUS – Your Digital Footprint: How to positively shape your online identity)
  • Randi reveals her criteria of what she will (and won’t) say online
  • Randi’s straight forward advice for any entrepreneur who is starting a company or trying to raise money (AND – the surprising reason why raising start-up capital should be the LAST thing you do…)
  • The easiest and fastest way to know if you have a good product-to-market fit
  • Secrets to creating a great culture and building a great company
  • Joe and Randi discuss the ways technology is helping us make smarter decisions
  • The myth of work-life balance and what you should focus on instead
  • Randi shares a profound ritual for growing and getting out of your comfort zone
  • How to build your tolerance and turn your failures into bigger, better results
  • Randi candidly discusses her complicated relationship with Silicon Valley
  • The best business (and personal) advice Randi has ever gotten

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