Book Recommendation: The Myth of the Rational Voter by Bryan Caplan

The subtitle to the book is "Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies" and The New York Ti…

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War (room) Stories

It is becoming standard Facebook practice to post-mortem rocky launches so we can lea…

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The Purge

The time has come. Facebook officially has so many employees that I can no longer rea…

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Probability Quiz

I've read two books1 recently which detail the general failings of most people to und…

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Data Downfalls

I remember a time at Facebook when we always knew what to build. Most of us were rece…

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The Business of Empathy

A little less than a year ago I wrote down some thoughts on growth and its effect on…

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The Truth About The Truth

In anticipation of a plane ride I'm taking tomorrow, I've prepared a statement. I…

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Kick Out The Ladder

One thing that has really helped me develop as a photographer has been going out to s…

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Stranded in Las Vegas

My friends James Bakken and Hayes Slate got married this weekend. It was a lovely cer…

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The Path Matters

Alternate title: A defense of iterative development Let's imagine I was able to tr…

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Snow Report

Revised snow update: 8-10 - icy, but groomed runs are nice 10-11 - nice powder…

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Managing Contradictions

My first set of thoughts on management at Facebook are available internally. I…

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Craig Daw is The Man

He taught me most of what I know about programming and pretty much everything I know…

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Zuck and Carolyn

This just in: Zuck and Carolyn dated when1 they were 13. Discuss. 1formerly with…

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Brick Breaker

I'm curious to hear people's high scores in brickbreaker. I play it whenever I'm wait…

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My Camera

My recent albums seemed to have piqued a great deal of interest in my camera with ove…

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From the Archives

I've been going through all my old problem sets from college looking for cool bits an…

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For Love of Company

People in Africa always asked me what America was like. After a few days of strugglin…

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I wanted to take this opportunity to write down a few of the South African experience…

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Win $1,000 - Tattoo Design Contest

I've had an idea for a tattoo bouncing around my head for quite a while but I've neve…

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Evolution of a Tattoo

As many of you have no doubt seen, I recently got a new tattoo. I'd been playin…

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Facebook: More Awkward Than Ever

I think Facebook has hit the corporate equivalent of puberty. We woke up one morning…

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Changing The World

I was recently asked to speak to young designers and engineers at a conference entitl…

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25 Things

Let me lead off with a bonus fact: I wish we had thought of this years ago to spread…

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Tea Leaf Green Fucking Rocks

Sesiously, my cousin trevor on the keys sings staight from his soul to mine.…

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Book Review: Nudge

Every now and then I manage to read a book. When they have interesting material I t…

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Dossiers

I kept this list updated as the game progressed, it saved my life and cost many other…

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I Will NOT Punch You In the Face

I am sad to announce that it is time for my catchphrase to go the way of "____ ___ Wa…

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In a Poor Attempt At a Follow Up

April wanted one of her friends who isn't one of my friends to write a note. Note sur…

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This Always Happens...

A brand new notepad, whether real or virtual, always holds for me a great deal more p…

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The Night Watch

I'm sitting with my grandfather, Vince Garrod, at the hospital right now. His heart s…

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Cultural Learnings from Russia

I recently attended the RIT++ developer conference in Moscow where I was asked to giv…

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Openness and Discussion

As long as I have been at Facebook I have spent a significant amount of my time readi…

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Book Recommendation: Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

Economics is founded on the principal that people behave rationally. Behavioral Econo…

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Portable Storage Device Review

I'm going backpacking in South Africa for two weeks soon primarily to visit my cousin…

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