Here are some other key takeaways from the interview with Randi:
1. Take the chance to venture out and find new business ideas through entrepreneurship, especially when you have something new to introduce.
2. In entrepreneurship, accept the fact that failure is a given. Fail for yourself and learn from those experiences than to spend your whole lifetime creating value for others.
3. Instead of being well balanced, be well lopsided instead. In fact, give yourself permission to not feel like you need to do everything under the sun, every single day. Instead, focus and prioritise what you can do each day, and do it well.
4. Never give up on your dreams. Someday, it might come back to you in the most unexpected ways.
5. Young graduates, do get some tech skills and don’t stop learning.
Editor's Note: The eldest among the Zuckerberg siblings, Randi is passionate about the intersection of technology and our modern lives and about topics related to tech, women, mothers and parenting. Leaderonomics CEO Roshan Thiran caught up with Randi during the National Achievers Congress 2017 by Success Resources to learn more about her leadership and entrepreneurial journey.
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Thinkonomics challenge with Randi Zuckerberg
Q: What are the key leadership characteristics needed to be a successful (global) entrepreneur?
A: You cannot be afraid of failure and you cannot let fear trap you.
Q: At what age would you allow your kids to make their own life decisions?
A: With tech, maybe around the age of 13 or 14, but otherwise I think I’m always going to be involved with decisions in their lives – sorry, kids!
Q: When robots become as intelligent as human beings, what will happen to the human race?
A: I for one welcome our ‘robot overlords’, because there’s a lot of things that I would love to outsource to robots, so I say bring it on!
Q: If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
A: There’s still a lot of places in the world I’d like to travel to, and I would do a lot more singing and music, because that’s my passion.
Q: If you were given US$1mil to create something new, what would it be?
A: It would definitely be something around encouraging more women and girls to go into technology.
Q: If you could choose one person and ask them a question, who would it be and what would you ask them?
A: I would choose Ruth Bader Ginsburg (associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States) and I would ask what her secrets are to being an awesome boss lady.
Q: What future development do you look forward to with most anticipation?
A: I think augmented and virtual reality becoming more mainstream. That’s going to let all of us travel all over the world, have tons of careers and do amazing things.