“Do no harm” to Facebook’s business model – Monday Note 

This Darwinian necessity has justified scores of questionable practices, like frequent abuses of a dominant position, preemptive choking off a nascent competitor, due diligence that turns into corporate espionage; the list goes on. In the tech world, this trend is amplified by the speed of development and the extreme fluidity of the workforce. (A Stanford professor told me once that the absence of a non-compete clause in California’s labor laws has been a key factor to the rise of Silicon Valley against the startup ecosystem of the East Coast.)

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