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Ponytail Bias

When you automatically assume someone is a great engineer because of their ponytail. This bias most often occurs with men who also have metal glasses frames and a beard that goes down to their neck.

James often experiences pony tail bias when he visits Seattle even though he's really a musician who plays with a band no ones ever heard of.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 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 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 2 years ago

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Frackathon

A period of time in which a person or group of people spend their time fracking.

James: Noah is off going off the radar this weekend to join his friends in Houston for a frackathon.
Winston: What a weird guy.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 2 years ago

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Product/market fit

Conversation starter.

Added by charlesjo charlesjo over 2 years ago

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Up and to the Right

An incredible growth curve in your business metrics. Also known as a Hockey Stick curve.

Squeeze the X-axis until your growth curve is Up and to the Right.

Added by firasd firasd over 2 years ago

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Hack

Traditionally this term has meant gaining unauthorized access to computer system but in Silicon Valley it has expanded to any be any clever solution to a problem.

You converted that cardboard box into a chair? Nice hack!

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 2 years ago

  • skamansam skamansam

    This is actually the other way around. See the Jargon File for a much older definition: 1. n. Originally, a quick job that produces what is needed, but not well.

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    @skamansam interesting. thanks for sharing

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On-demand Worker

An on-demand worker is someone employed by an on-demand company such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart or Postmates although many on-demand workers work for a few of these companies concurrently. They are usually 1099 workers or independent contractors and do not get the same company benefits such as healthcare and PTO that full time employees enjoy. Companies hire on-demand workers for flexibility, to save money and to have less liability.

Tim: Although being an on-demand worker affords me fewer benefits I kinda like it because I can set my own hours and learn how to code on the side.

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 2 years ago

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content

Anything that you can either read or understand from any one or more of your senses (hearing or sight, but usually not smell or touch).

Q: How can I create great content?
A: Well you could write something.
Q: That's not good enough, I want it to be more interesting.
A: I have an idea, record your voice and make a podcast.
Q: That's much better.

Added by jbark55 jbark55 almost 2 years ago

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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

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 2 years ago

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Comp Plan

An incentivized payment plan for a sales rep in a start up.

You'll know what salary they're offering you once you go over your comp plan with the manager.

Added by sfazal sfazal about 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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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 2 years ago

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Family Layway Weekend

When an entrepreneur spends a weekend with his family mostly because they haven't seen from him or her in weeks. The entrepreneur spends 85% of this time checking his or her phone for updates.

Ken decided to go on a family layaway weekend because his Mom's birthday was coming up. He told him mom happy birthday and sat in the corner the rest of the time checking his phone. His family was just happy to see him.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 2 years ago

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Fracking

Creating underground sub-communities within larger social sites (such as Reddit). Vile, nasty, unsavory and questionable content is then pumped into these underground sub-communities. The goal is to either bring legions of impressionable, immature people to their cause (such as misogyny for the purpose of taking out Hillary Clinton - much like the Tea Party's hatred of blacks), or to simply create an earthquake that brings down Internet communities. The goal here is to abuse so-called "free speech" rights to the point of destruction of the host.

Since President Obama faced no more elections, the conservative/libertarian weirdos fracking Reddit with racism, now switched to misogyny by using Ellen Pao as a proxy for Hillary Clinton.

Added by FuctCo5K FuctCo5K over 2 years ago

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Linux Minters

Engineers whose preference in OS is the Linux Mint operating system. They are irrationally smart and work so fast that they are said to literally mint code like machines.

Jeremy is a Linux Minter who refused to use the Macbook Pro his office gave him, and instead uses his PC that has a vanilla version of Linux Mint installed.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 2 years ago

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Uber Fast Food

When you are hungry during a Uber ride so you tell your driver to go through Mcdonald's drive-through.

Matt: "Honestly, getting Uber Fast Food isn't so bad. It is a little awkward for the Mcdonald's employee to see your driver trying to align the backseat window with the drive-through window so you can pay . Of course if a friend sees you it's also a little embarrassing but that's it."

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 2 years ago

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Social Media

One of the species of apps that keep getting made. They're really just shitty clones of Facebook and Twitter. I mean if Google couldn't do it, what makes you think you could? It is estimated that every year:
Hundreds of thousands of variants of social media apps are pitched
Thousands are built to an MVP
A couple hundred end up on the app store as different niche apps after the companies pivoted

Alex: Hey Tara, check out my new Social Media app!
Tara: Oohh! Next Facebook right here!

Added by willgr81 willgr81 over 1 year ago

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Dressing the part

When an engineer that normally wears contact lenses puts on glasses for a job interview or pitch meeting.

See http://svdictionary.com/words/software-engineer-uniform

Jennifer: You seriously think wearing glasses is going to help you get funded?
David: It's called dressing the part and it works so stop talking.

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 2 years ago

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