Inspiring : Facebook’s Enchanting Little Red Book [Those who ship quickly can improve quickly]

After Facebook acquired their billionth user, this beautiful piece of work, bursting out the seams with global photography and inspirational one-liners about the company’s origin, was placed on every employee’s desk. This is part of the company’s ethos to create a self-sustaining artistic culture – with Ben Barry and a couple of other designers on an unfettered creative process.

These were some of the quotes that just stuck. No matter how many times we read it, we still get the chills.

Influence can no longer be owned. It must be earned.”

“Every six months, we take another look at where we want to be in the next 30 years to plan out the next six months.”

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these hackers from the swift completion of their code”

“Those who ship quickly can improve quickly. So fast doesn’t just win the race. It gets a head start for the next one.”

“When you don’t realize what you can’t do, you can do some pretty cool stuff.”

“If we don’t create the thing that kills Facebook, someone else will. Things that don’t stay relevant don’t even get the luxury of leaving ruins. They disappear.”

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