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Logo Wingman Fail

When you go out with your logo wingman but you don't choose a suitable logo.

Jen: I know what you're doing but I don't know what Pied Piper is

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VP Of Product

Overseas the vision of the product. Communicates between the C Level executives and the engineering heads to develop a product consistent with the company's values.

Ryan got promoted to VP of Product and now spends most of his time in meetings with the CTO trying to hammer out reasonable trajectories for the company.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 1 year ago

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Perceived Value Pricing

Gauging the pricing of one's product based on how much people THINK it's worth.

RocketSpoon used perceived value pricing to justify the increase in price for their product because they were the only food delivery platform in their area that delivered airline quality food within the smallest time window.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie 12 months ago

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No Free Lunch

A theorem which states that tech companies offering not free lunch are making profit off their employees.

Commonly used by companies such as amazon, Microsoft and Apple to get overpaid staff's salary back

Founder: I had an alternative stream of revenue idea using no free lunch theorem

Co-founder: worked for Apple and Amazon, should work for us!

Added by JonWilkins JonWilkins over 1 year ago

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Neckbeard

People with facial hair on their neck, most of the time in lieu of their face. Chances are that if a software engineer is a neckbeard they are amoung the highest paid engineers in the company and/or are extremely smart.

I've never seen a neckbeard and a girl in the same photo, but damn they're the closest thing to ancient wizards Silicon Valley has.

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Bleeding Edge

A technology that's so new, you can count on it to be unreliable and troublesome (derived from the term "leading edge").

"Did our database crash again?"
"Yeah, this new big data graph mapping software is totally bleeding edge."

Added by healthdatatom healthdatatom over 1 year ago

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They Took Our Jobs

A popular double entendre referencing a redneck slogan of immigrant labor replacing US jobs and the passing of Steve Jobs.

Zeeshan: I hate the IPhone 6.

Matt: They took our Jobs...

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Fireside Chat

A Silicon Valley ritual/circlejerk in which someone somewhat successful gets asked questions by a young upstart you never end up hearing from again.

Just spent my day attending fireside chat's in SF. I feel so motivated now I'm gonna play 20 hours of League of Legends.

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Engineer Agencies

Agencies run by engineers who pimp out other engineers and themselves to big companies and startups for a per hour/week wage. This can be more lucrative and give more freedom to said engineers who work on their own time.

James sought the help of an Engineer Agency to build an initial version of his OnDemand Condom delivery service for iOS and Android.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie 11 months ago

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Cal (aka Berkeley, aka Not-Stanford)

Harvard: Stanford of East Coast.

Stanford: For students who could not get into Cal.

Cal: Letting Stanford dropouts and graduates pursue all the billion dollar ideas because it was never about the money.

http://startupstudygroup.com/glossary/#comment-39

Cal: Yeah, you have rich parents.

Stanford: At least we got in.

Added by charlesjo charlesjo over 1 year ago

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SME

An acronym for "Subject Matter Expert". Generally a person designated as the expert in a particular technology, process, or subject area within a company or organization. Often the title is an oxymoron and is given through a bureaucratic process where the person designated as the so called "expert" knows less about the subject than others yet insists on inserting themselves into the decision making process despite their inferior knowledge. They derive their power via their title rather than any actual factual information they may know.

The IT department can't install Chrome because the Browser SME declared that no more than 2 browsers will be supported and he choose IE and Firefox. He didn't provide any factual basis for his decision when it was announced but he did note that he was the browser SME and thus everyone had to abide by his decision.

Added by ipfreely ipfreely over 1 year ago

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Good-Cheap-Fast

The inevitable desire of any contractor. The typical rip-off method which any serious author should refuse.

Could you make it with all features till evening after we agree on the price?

Added by Francis Francis over 1 year ago

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For Profit Do Good

A company that works to raise money for charitable causes, but is also a business that produces revenue. This is not incorporated as a Non-Profit organization.

charitybuzz.com

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 1 year ago

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Simply Scheming

Trying to impress a future employer by referencing knowledge in Lisp (a programming language with a horrendous amount of parenthesis) that is mostly only taught at MIT and UC Berkeley. Simply Scheme is also the title to a textbook written by Brian Harvey (MIT alum and tenured Berkeley professor).

Fred simply schemed his way out of the first round interviews making his interviewer feel incompetent by his lack of knowledge in Lisp.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 1 year ago

  • freefunctor freefunctor

    This is taught heavily at Waterloo as well (although there is a fair bit of Haskell as well). Elegant weapons, for a more civilized world.

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The Silicon Valley Shake

A choreographed dance entrepreneurs do in their favorite online video game after reaching major milestones in their company. Doing a dance in real life is many instances is far too awkward.

After being acquired by Twitter, Jack along with the founding team simultaneously logged onto League of Legends, typed in the /dance command together, and broadcasted it on Twitch.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 1 year ago

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Unapologetically Plastic

Almost every tech billionaire in Silicon Valley.

Jony Ive, Travis Kalanick, Evan Spiegel, Eric Schmidt et al.

Added by That_Guy That_Guy over 1 year ago

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Trader Joe's

My other grocery store is Whole Foods.

Added by charlesjo charlesjo over 1 year ago

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Unlimited vacation and sick days policy

We don't want to pay out if you quit or get terminated on your vacation or sick days left over, if we had a policy.

We provide unlimited vacation and sick days. If you're sick, stay home! If you want to take days off, go ahead!

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Pretotype

A simple, often paper version of a very early prototype built in less than a day to help a startup team actualize their idea without spending a lot of time noodling on the "what ifs" and "how might we" questions.

Okay, let's pretotype these 3 ideas today so we can focus on one of them by the end of the week.

Added by jmlokitz jmlokitz 4 months ago

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Daily Active Users

Number of people who visit your app every day. Usually more important than Active Installs.

Joe: We have 10,000,000 installs.

Kal: How many Daily Active Users do you have?

Joe: 100

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie 9 months ago

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