Facebook Growth Values

By editor on February 20, 2018 — 1 min read

If you follow me on Twitter, I posted the values that I had for that team. In my opinion, they seem very benign. But even at Facebook at the time, people thought that they were too extreme. You know, things like very high IQ. And I thought, “What the fuck? Like, you want dummies? How do you win with dummies?”

We would say, “aggressive” and “competitive.” People didn’t like that. We would say, “High quality bar bordering on perfectionism.” But what you realize is, unless you believe that, then you just believe in nothing.

But if you believe in that, you end up self-selecting to those folks that really believe that. When you go and attack a problem, you’re able to work together in a way that just isn’t possible. And that’s what made that place special. And so the next great company that gets built will find a way to thread that magic together. But it’s a people magic. Product market fit exists in a lot of companies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dUbrL8b9l8 (25:10)

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Editor's Note

These are Chamath Palihapitiya's words. They are probably some of the best thoughts on VC, business, and life, but were scattered around the Internet. They live now in this archive.