FIR Interview: Intel’s Ekaterina Walter on her new book, Think Like Zuck

Think Like ZuckFacebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a lightning rod for controversy, but there is no denying that his entrepreneurial vision led to the creation of one of the most important tools of our time. With over 1 billion active users, Facebook has redefined networking and had a massive influence on branding, marketing and customer engagement.

In her new book, Think Like Zuck, Intel social media strategist Ekaterina Walter explores the five critical elements that drive the success of Facebook and businesses like it, including having passion to change the world, clear vision and higher purpose to execute, extraordinary team-building skills, and a flexible business strategy.

In this FIR interview, co-hosts Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz spend half an hour with Walter discussing the book and her motivation for writing it.

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About our Conversation Partner

Ekaterina WalterEkaterina Walter is a social innovator at Intel. A recognized business and marketing thought leader, she is a speaker and a regular contributor to Mashable, Fast Company, Huffington Post, and other leading-edge print and online publications. She is author of the book Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Walter has been featured in Forbes and BusinessReviewUSA and was named among 25 Women Who Rock Social Media in 2012. She sits on the Board of Directors of Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and is an active member of the Thunderbird Global Council at Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Connect with Ekaterina on Twitter @Ekaterina.

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About Neville Hobson

Entrepreneurial business communicator with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Co-host of the weekly business podcast For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report. Also an occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.