Forget about Facebook’s disastrous IPO for a minute and look at the influence that Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, has been able to harvest. During today’s Y Combinator meeting at Stanford University, people lined up hours in advance just to get a good seat for the special guest speaker who would be in attendance. The auditorium was packed out – standing room only. And everyone was anxiously waiting to one behind Facebook speak about starting his social network. Mark Zuckerberg showed up at Y Combinator’s Startup School with one simply message for entrepreneurs however, and not necessarily the one you though you’d hear. But what Zuckerberg had to say to budding business minds out there was simply, “you are thinking too small…” Zuckerberg believes that people starting businesses today are thinking too small by trying to copy other’s ideas that already out there. And that this is a recipe for failure. According to Mark Zuckerberg, people wanting to start their own business today need to focus on big, meaningful problems that they’re passionate about (much like the things Steve Jobs said at Stanford nearly 7 years ago). After all, according to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook was never started with the goal of it to become a business. It was started because Mark Zuckerberg desperately wanted it to be in existence and wanted to use it at college, and he was passionate enough about it to see it through to where it is today – sitting at $1 billion users and growing. Ironically enough, it became the one thing that caused Mark Zuckerberg to actually leave college early!