Yesterday I read this article about some things learned about Facebook from their recent IPO filing. Mined from the pages and pages of legal discovery were the following 5 "facebookisms":
- Done is better than perfect.
- Code wins arguments.
- Move fast and break things.
- The riskiest thing is to take no risks
- This journey is one percent finished.
I think Facebook certainly qualifies as a breakthrough. I also think it's important to remember that true breakthrough achievement requires a certain willingness to shake up the system. Monumental change is never without its setbacks and unintended consequences. We need to recognize and embrace this, rather than fearing it.