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What Startups Can Learn From Facebook’s Reckless ‘Move Fast and Break Things’ Mantra

What even smart companies get wrong about core values

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InIn his new book Facebook: The Inside Story, journalist Steven Levy recounts a time in 2009 when employees wanted to articulate what Facebook stood for. How did they describe it to potential hires, or for that matter to mom and dad? HR…




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Karen Wickre

Karen Wickre

Connector, word wrangler, reality checker; communications advisor, author (“Taking the Work Out of Networking”), Marker columnist (

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