Today’s Growth & Tomorrow’s Values

Austin Clements
4 min readOct 22, 2019

In October of 2009, exactly 10 years ago, Mark Zuckerberg introduced the world to Facebook’s motto, “move fast and break things.” It was a breakout year for a startup with unprecedented growth, so the entire tech industry was paying close attention. As a result, “move fast and break things” was a concept that spread like gospel. Looking back today, I don’t think there’s any phrase that better captures the ethos of the tech industry over the last decade.

But as that motto was passed down from startup to startup, year after year, the message became more distorted. “move…