Each year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg undertakes a personal challenge. Past challenges have included: wearing a tie every day; being a vegetarian (or only eating meat he killed himself); writing a thank you note each day to someone who “made the world better;” meeting one new person who doesn’t work at Facebook each day; and learning to speak Mandarin.
Zuck takes on these challenges, he says, to broaden his perspective and learn things about the world beyond his work at Facebook.He wrote a status update last night about these challenges, and has decided to call upon the world to give him some new ideas.
“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,” he wrote. “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!”
And the comments are rolling in.
Kate Aronowitz suggested, “Learn to cook and only eat dinners that you’ve made. A new skill and good excuse to be home for dinner.”
Zuckerberg replied to that, “I love cooking. I’m only good at cooking meat though. I do need to get better at the rest.”
Erryl Ho said, “Learn how to dance haha.”
Zuckerberg replied, “This would certainly be a challenge for me.”
Yvonne Chen suggested, “Run one mile everyday, rain or shine. And you can’t run 2 miles one day and have it eliminate the run for the next day. The challenge is to do it everyday.”
Zuckerberg responded, “Interesting idea!”
There are plenty more where those came from (including more responses from Zuck) here.