Why Secrets Don’t Leak At Facebook

“‘People would be pissed if someone else leaked something,’ explained one former employee. ‘You don’t betray the family.’”

Each week, Mark Zuckerberg addresses 16,000 Facebook employees — including interns — and openly discusses what the company is working on including countless secret projects.

But barely anything ever leaks.

This Recode article looks into why secrets don’t leak at Facebook and credits a combination of factors including employees appreciation of Zuckerberg’s willingness to share information and the collective pressure that fellow employees put on each other to keep Facebook’s business in-house.

It’s a good read and reminds me of another great look inside the company I shared back in June.