Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed he works roughly 50 to 60 hours a week. He summed it up as “real work” in offices or meetings. He explained if he spent more time than that, he would spend his entire life at work.
He further defined his schedule as what counts as work. He also said he spends most of his time thinking about how he can connect the world, as well as better serve communities. He adds that time isn’t in the office or meetings. Zuckerberg takes his time to read and think to himself. His time in the office is different than the time spent thinking about his work, the latter of which takes most of his time.
Facebook CEO lives a balanced life
Like most CEOs, Zuckerberg works more hours than the average American. He doesn’t work as much as most chief executives. He still makes time for meeting the personal challenges he set for himself like reading new books every other week.
He also discussed the books he reads in the interview. He claims he gives fiction and non-fiction books, but he claims to read fact-based books most of all. He is currently reading “Orwell’s Revenge” by Peter Huber. Zuckerberg is also teaching himself Mandarin. He added learning a language is quite humbling because there is no way to figure it out.
Mark-Zuckerberg opens up in interview
His interview also touched more controversial topics like Internet.org, a project that delivers free basic internet service to underprivileged communities. He also talked about his support for Net Neutrality and why he thinks it’s important. He said that limited internet access is better than no internet access because at least people have an opportunity to connect.
Zuckerberg talked about his $100 million donation to public schools in Newark, New Jersey. Critics slammed his donation claiming it failed delivering the promise of making schools a symbol of education excellence. He said a lot of good had come out of that grant including an improved graduation rate.