15.12.2010

What Jason Calacanis learned from Mark Zuckerberg

Calacanis: What I Learned from Zuckerberg's Mistakes.

Funny how Jason some time ago told Zuckerberg what he did wrong and is now implementing Zuckerbergs developer-driven product development ;)

No, I am a Calacanis fan and I think is shows greatness that Jason changed his mind (partially) ;) )

Central quote:

Facebook's success -- and mistakes -- are based on its developer-driven culture, not because Zuckerberg is some evil mastermind.

The Zuckerberg Doctrine: Developers design products with significantly improved speed and functionality compared to product managers and designers, outweighing potential mistakes and drawbacks.

Said another way:

"Misunderstandings and neglect create more confusion in this world than trickery and malice. At any rate, the last two are certainly much less frequent."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "The Sorrows of Young Werther," 1774