Deep Inside Facebook

Title: Deep Inside Facebook
Date: 2013-05-22
Speaker: Jocelyn Goldfein, Tina Seelig (Facebook)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Being a manager is a lot about social engineering. It is about what makes people tick and what makes teams tick.
Other people make her motivated to bring her A-game.
Always think about where you can have the most impact (on the company, on your team, and on the users).
You never want to feel like you won. You always want to feel pretty hungry.
Space (office layout) is very important to culture.
Culture arises from many small things. You can’t just create it.
Culture is the behaviors you reward and punish.
Choose openness.
Facebook has conversations about empowering women in the workplace.
You should hate housework. An hour of your time is so valuable. Pay somebody to do it.
You should pursue work that you love, that you’re passionate about, otherwise the trade-off isn’t worth it.
Ruthlessly eliminate from your life things you aren’t passionate about.
Live close to work so you don’t have to waste your time commuting.
Every employee has a right to try things and take risks.
For an idea to be innovative something about it has to look stupid or impossible.
As a company you would rather try ten things and have nine of them fail with one of them be 20x successful. That is a bad ROI for the employees as humans hate failure.
Innovative ideas are going to fail at a pretty high rate.
You need to be willing to try ten things in a row that fail if you’re going to be a successful entrepreneur.
Don’t repeat the same failure over and over.
Hire people that really care about what they are building.