From letter to prospective shareholders, which is included in the IPO prospectus.
Philosophy worth quoting and emulating:
- “Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission.”
- “We think it’s important that everyone who invests in Facebook understands what this mission means to us, how we make decisions and why we do the things we do.”
“We don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services.”
“We don’t wake up in the morning with the primary goal of making money”
“We’re going public for our employees and our investors.”