Mark Zuckerberg visit to the Indian Ashram

No matter who you are or where you are from when you start your journey of entrepreneurship you always tend to experience a positive change that will influence you to work harder. World as such has lot of negative vibes when you strat your journey it may come from family, friends, relatives or the usual negative sources whose job is just to pull you down. Every entrepreneur has gone through this and you are on the same path. And for most of them travel has been the big positive change and so might be your case too.

This is a story of how Mark Zuckerberg took some time off in his earlier days of driving Facebook to reach the heights it has reached now. In a recent town hall interview with Indian Prime minister Modi Mark Zuckerberg expressed the change that happened when he visited India on the recommendation from his guru Late Steve Jobs. This might have been a crucial point where Facebook success was taking over the internet.

He said "Early on in our history when things weren't really going well. we had hit a tough patch and a lot of people wanted to buy Facebook. I went and I met with Steve Jobs and he said that to reconnect with what I believed was the mission of the company, I should go visit this temple in India that he had gone to early in the evolution of Apple, when he was thinking about what he wanted his vision of the future to be," Zuckerberg explained to Narendra Modi. 

This led to zuckerberg flying down to India and when all are thinking goa, Varanasi or Himalayas, he visited a place called Panthnagar(65 kms from nainital).From where he drove to a ashram Kainchi Dham Ashram to meet Neeb Karori Baba,in search of spiritual guidance. Baba is no more but looks the the guidance really worked well. Before you think of any stupid comment on the Baba remember this is exactly where Steve Jobs had the Eureka moment and also this place has a lot of celebrity fan following, you never know how many other are busy buying real estate there now.

Ask Steve Jops or ex-Google philanthropist Larry Brilliant who had become a good friend of his. 
Steve had not met the Baba on his visit actually he had just visited the place and learnt about his way o f life. But Larry had met him
Every time I would try and meditate he would distract me and frequently it was by throwing fruit,Larry recalled

We all take different things from our experiences that can help us move forward. For Mark it was important to connect the world in one place. And what helped him in his visit is interesting from his words "so I went and I traveled for almost a month, and seeing the people, seeing how people connected, and having the opportunity to feel how much better the world could be if everyone had a stronger ability to connect reinforced for me the importance of what we were doing and that is something I've always remembered over the last 10 years as we've built Facebook."

Here is the full interview, which is a must watch for various reasons.