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What I’ve Learned Since Leaving Facebook

I left Facebook six weeks ago, after working there for nearly four years. Working at Facebook is like working in a bubble.

The company, like its peers in the tech industry, is highly effective at distributing everything from technology to food on-demand to make employees more efficient. So reentering the real world has afforded me the chance to observe many trends that have been happening gradually over the past several years all at once.  

The reactions of an “outsider” may pose some interesting business and productivity opportunities.

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If you don’t work at a company that has a well setup corporate campus, it may be worth paying extra attention to planning your travel and simply not taking meetings to help minimize the ongoing tax.

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While a high-traffic commute can feel like a soul-crushing waste of time, I have to admit that I probably am not saving a meaningful amount of travel time staying in San Francisco, where instead I am dealing with piecemeal bit-by-bit friction among various activities that were once all in the same place.