Randi Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg Media Founder & CEO

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How Do You Fit Exercise Into Your Day?

Well, first of all, I feel lucky to live in New York City, which is such a walking city. When the weather's nice, I'll often try to leave my apartment 20 minutes early and just…

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What Is Your Idea of Work-Life Balance?

I have a little more of a mantra because I like to allow myself to be well-lopsided instead of well-balanced. So, my mantra that I always say to myself is work, sleep, family, friends, fitness:…

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What Is Your Biggest Time-Saving Trick?

We live in an incredible world today where you can do almost anything with the touch of a button on your phone. I think back to coming to New York in 2003 and starting my…

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Did You Ever Give Up on Something and Why?

I think as humans we're really programmed to fear failure. We think, oh my gosh, I failed at something. That's the be-all and end-all. How will I ever recover? How will I pick myself up?…

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What’s Your Power Outfit?

As a woman, I try to find that area where you look nice enough to remind people that you're a woman, but not look so much like a woman that it's distracting. In some ways…

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What’s the Hardest Part About Being a CEO?

Definitely the hardest part about being a CEO is that the buck stops with you. In some ways it's great. It's very empowering. I wake up in the morning and I think about oh, wow,…

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What Teambuilding Exercise Actually Works?

I love improv. I think there's nothing like a good improv class or kind of an improv game to get people together, because sometimes in life you have to put yourself in situations where you…

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How Do You Come up With Your Best Ideas?

I come up with my best ideas on airplanes. I never log into airplane wi-fi. I love setting my phone to airplane mode and having a few hours to just think creatively. I mean, when…

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When Do You Know It’s Time to Quit Your Job?

First of all, yay, you should definitely go be an entrepreneur, it's awesome. The second you get a taste of it you'll realize that even your worst day working for yourself is better than your…

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What Do You Look for in a Job Candidate?

I look for passion. It's something you can't teach in school or in books, and there's really no great reason on paper why you should want to be an entrepreneur or work for a startup.…

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What Would You Be Doing in Another Life?

If I wasn't running my business I'd probably be trying to sing on Broadway. That was always my passion. When I went to college I actually thought I was going to be an opera singer,…

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What Are You Bad At?

I love to have my hand in everything. I feel like it's my business, I want to look at everything and touch everything, I need that Randi stamp on everything. And that is not an…

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What’s Your Morning Routine?

I'm definitely an early bird. And the key to my morning routine is that I try to not check my cell phone for at least the first 20 to 30 minutes of the day. That's…

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How Do You Prioritize Your To-Do List?

I think sometimes stuff that's low-priority but high time-sensitive tends to claim the most of our attention. Because even though it's not something that's core to our business or our lives, it's time-sensitive so we…

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How Do You Keep Morale up Through Tough Times?

It definitely can be trickier to keep morale up in a remote working climate, because people, they can't see your face. They can't see how excited you are and how passionate, so I just really…

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What’s an Effective Perk to Attract Top Talent?

I think every company culture is different, and your perks should really match the culture of your company. So, if your company is really founded around social good and philanthropy, maybe a perk is free…

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How Do You Manage People Remotely?

I have folks who work for me in California, in Florida, all over the world, and it can be definitely challenging to have everyone on different timezones, but we also live in this wonderful world…

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What Was the Worst Advice Someone Gave You?

In Silicon Valley, there's a different kind of culture out there. I lived in Silicon Valley for the past decade, and people there tend to be a little more, let's just say, one-dimensional, and I…

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What Is the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received?

I was talking about how tempting it is to take what people say about you online and internalize it. You know, it's very easy to check your Twitter @-replies or Google and value yourself by…

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What’s the Most Important Skill You Use That School Did Not Teach You?

I think creativity is the most important skill that I tap into every day. When you talk to young children, they're so creative, they have such incredible imagination, and then somewhere along the line, our…

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How Do You Fit a Giraffe in a Fridge?

You make a really, really giant refrigerator. That is, I'm like, oh, maybe you put a refrigerator up in a tree so that it can like, stick its head up there. I don't know. You…

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"Invested in and advised more than a dozen women-led startups"

Randi Zuckerberg is an entrepreneur, investor, public speaker, and media personality, passionate about the intersection of technology and our modern lives. As an early employee at Facebook, she led major consumer marketing initiatives in the company’s formative years, helped launch the live streaming video industry, and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011 for her innovative coverage of the midterm elections, combining television and social media.

Since leaving Facebook in 2011, she has published three books: “Dot Complicated”— a New York Times Best Seller, about our exciting (but complicated!) wired lives, “DOT.”—a children’s book about a tech-savvy little girl, now an animated television show on Sprout (in partnership with Jim Henson Productions), and “Missy President”the story of a 9-year-old girl elected President of the United States after her homework assignment accidentally goes viral.

Randi is the host of a weekly business talk radio show on SiriusXM, a LinkedIn Influencer, and a frequent contributor on “TODAY.” A lifelong lover of musical theater and a trained opera singer, Randi joined the cast of “Rock of Ages” on Broadway in Spring 2014 in a leading role for 30 performances. In 2015, she joined the American Theatre Wing’s Advisory Board and became a TONY voter.

Randi is also a passionate advocate for women in entrepreneurship and leadership. She has invested in and advised more than a dozen women-led startups and she serves on the board of Professional Diversity Network, a publicly traded company, working closely with Fortune 500 companies to close the gender and diversity gap.

Randi is a graduate of Harvard University and currently resides in New York City with her husband, Brent, and two sons.