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Zuckerberg moved too fast, and it broke

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"Move Fast and Break Things" was Facebook's motto back in the day. The concept was, you're not going to get it right on the first try, but at least it's a start in the right direction - we'll adjust as we keep trying.

It's a great mentality to have as a startup founder when success seems decades away and failure lurks around the next sunrise. Time is in short supply, cash to run the business is running out, and competition is breathing down your neck - getting the most highly operational and successful product out as quickly as possible is likely the difference between life and death for the company.

Thus, life for that startup is founded on its initial success borne from speed and some caution being thrown to the wind. And success can be intoxicating. When moving fast and breaking things works, it works fast, and when it works in the right circumstances with the right ideas, it can become huge - it can become Facebook. And so moving fast becomes a trade…