Zuckerberg Seeks Ideas for 2015 ‘Personal Challenge’

When Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held his most recent public question-and-answer session earlier this month at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., he was asked about his tradition of New Year’s resolutions, or, as he calls them, “personal challenges,” and whether he had chosen one for 2015. He is still searching for ideas, and in a Facebook post, he sought help from the social network’s community.

Zuck121114QA650When Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held his most recent public question-and-answer session earlier this month at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., he was asked about his tradition of New Year’s resolutions, or, as he calls them, “personal challenges,” and whether he had chosen one for 2015. He is still searching for ideas, and in a Facebook post, he sought help from the social network’s community.

Zuckerberg wrote:

I’m crowdsourcing ideas for my next year’s personal challenge.

For background, every year I take on a challenge to broaden my perspective and learn something about the world beyond my work at Facebook.

In past years, some of my challenges have been:

  • Learning to speak Mandarin.
  • Meeting one new person who doesn’t work at Facebook every day.
  • Writing a thank-you note each day to someone who made the world better.
  • Being a vegetarian (or only eating meat if I killed the animal myself).
  • Wearing a tie every day.

At our last town hall Q&A, someone asked me what my challenge will be for the new year, and I said I’d love ideas from our community.

I have an idea of what my next challenge might be, but I’m open to more ideas before the new year officially begins. So share your ideas here!

Readers: What should Zuckerberg take on as his personal challenge for 2015?

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