I’ve been thinking about Mark Zuckerberg’s letter to investors in Facebook’s IPO prospectus a lot in the last few days. Maybe too much, if you ask the team at Taskmaster Enterprises.
I’m not even sure I think Zuckerberg is that brilliant a manager, but I am sure that he has spent a lot of time thinking about culture. He’s borrowed bits and bobs from everywhere – for example, you can see plenty of Apple in his core values (no pun intended, although that is pretty funny!).
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One of the key parts of the “hacker” culture that underpins Facebook is the idea that “done is better than perfect”.
I like this idea. Like many people, I know I’ve been guilty of spending too much time on a product/service/project trying to get everything just right, when I should have got it out in the world and worked to improve it when the feedback came.
Having perfectionists is great in areas like administration or compliance, but in a growing business the accent needs to be on speed. And that’s hard to build when you’re agonising over every last detail.
Get it done – today!