A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 15, 2015
“Move fast and break things”

Entry in progress—B.P.

xkcd (A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.)
MY MOTTO IS “MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS.”

JOBS I’VE BEEN FIRED FROM:
FEDEX DRIVER
CRANE OPERATOR
SURGEON
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER
PHARMACIST
MUSEUM CURATOR
WAITER
DOG WALKER
OIL TANKER CAPTAIN
VIOLINIST
MARS ROVER DRIVER
MASSAGE THERAPIST

Twitter
David Wiley, PhD
‏@opencontent
Fail fast. Facebook’s motto used to be “Move fast and break things.” If you don’t have a culture accepts failure, no innovation #dml09ppp
1:43 PM - 4 Jun 2009

Business Insider
Mark Zuckerberg On Innovation
Henry Blodget
Oct. 1, 2009, 4:36 PM
Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004.  Five years later, it has 300 million users and $500 million in revenue, and it’s worth something north of $6 billion.

Now 25, Mark still runs the place.

He was kind enough to sit down with me recently to talk about how the heck he did it.

“Move fast and break things” is Mark’s prime directive to his developers and team. “Unless you are breaking stuff,” he says, “you are not moving fast enough.”

Twitter
夫址榮
‏@johnpaul1004
“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough” Mark Zuckerberg
via RT @faabseo
4:56 AM - 7 May 2011

IEEE Spectrum
Facebook Philosophy: Move Fast and Break Things
Hacker culture is alive and well at Facebook

By David Kushner
Posted 1 Jun 2011 | 19:31 GMT
(...)
Keyani says Facebook plans to continue to spread its hacker gospel in many events to come. “Our motto is ‘Move fast and break things,’ ” he says. “Don’t be afraid to try something you don’t know how to use.”

Twitter
R Nagayama
‏@RNagayama
MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS.
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8:45 AM - 28 Oct 2011

Twitter
Saint Chad
‏@bigforestfan
Mark Zuckerberg says we all should “move fast and break things”. Could be ‘move in and steal someone else’s idea’. #probablygenius though.
1:05 PM - 30 Dec 2011

San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
Facebook’s Zuckerberg explains ‘the Hacker Way’
By Benny Evangelista Published 4:00 am, Friday, February 3, 2012
(...)
Move fast: “Moving fast enables us to build more things and learn faster. However, as most companies grow, they slow down too much because they’re more afraid of making mistakes than they are of losing opportunities by moving too slowly. We have a saying: ‘Move fast and break things.’ The idea is that if you never break anything, you’re probably not moving fast enough.

Mashable
Facebook Changes Its ‘Move Fast and Break Things’ Motto
BY SAMANTHA MURPHY KELLY
APR 30, 2014
Facebook’s mantra for developers has long been “Move Fast and Break Things.” It meant that new tools and features on the platform might not be perfect, but creation speed was key, even if there were some missteps along the way.

Now, CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to be a little more careful in getting it right the first time. As a part of his keynote presentation at the F8 Developers conference on Wednesday, he announced Facebook is now embracing the motto “Move Fast With Stable Infra.”

Forbes.com
DEC 16, 2014 @ 12:59 PM
Should Innovative Companies Really “Move Fast And Break Things”?
Quora , CONTRIBUTOR

TechCrunch
The Unavoidable Truth Of Moving Fast And Breaking Things
Posted Mar 10, 2015 by Andrew McCollum (@wirehog)
Editor’s note: Andrew McCollum is a co-founder of Facebook and investor in Opbeat, an ops platform for developers.
“Move fast and break things”: It’s one of the principles that has guided Facebook’s development process since its earliest days. These five words encapsulate a philosophy of rapid development, constant iteration and the courage to leave the past behind. Of course, some might wonder why you couldn’t just stop at the “move fast” part. The truth is that breaking things is unavoidable.

Business Insider
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg reveals the two quotes that influence how she spends her time
Jillian D’Onfro
December 15, 2015
Walk through Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters and you’ll be visually bombarded with dozens of different minimalistic posters plastered with phrases like “Done is Better than Perfect” and “Move Fast and Break Things.”

The motivational quips really do act as rallying cries for employees, including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Tuesday, December 15, 2015 • Permalink