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The Macbook Selfie

A selfie one takes on his or her own macbook normally out of laziness or vanity.

I was sorta attracted to Mark, but after adding him on Facebook and seeing his Macbook selfie profile picture in a dimly lit disgustingly messy room, I'm sorta of repulsed by him.

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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.

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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.

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        Intrapreneur

        A product manager within a company who promotes innovative product development and marketing. He or she tends to question whether they could do everything they are doing now independent of the company they are working for, but are often too afraid to work on anything outside the confines of the company.

        Jared was a leading intrapaneur at Hooli for 10 years building designing innovative features that made the company millions of dollars. He was always happy with his safe salary and never tried to do anything on his own.

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          4 Year Vesting

          You get a percentage of a total amount of stock allocation that cashes in yearly intervals until your 4th year.

          Also another way of saying "I know it's tempting to leave, but we want you to stay while you're still young."

          Zeeshan: You should start your own company. You're smart enough and have know enough people to recruit a strong founding team.
          Kunal: Definitely! We should! I just need to wait until I'm 30 and my shares at Pied Piper vest!
          Zeeshan: That's how they get you.

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            The Five Dollar Footlong Lean Startup Diet

            When a startup founder lives off of five dollar foot long sandwiches to save money for his or her early stage venture. They buy a single five dollar foot long subway sandwich, eat half of it in the afternoon and the other half at dinner.

            Since Julius is on the five dollar day long diet, he only eats footlong subway sandwiches everyday to conserve his companies startup money. It's kind of sad.

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            The Founder Industrial Complex

            Describes the institution of increasing the number of founders (and new companies) in a given area to increase spending on early stage services that venture capitalists already fund.

            In order to take advantage of this founder industrial complex, we're using our VC money to create a web-tool that instantly sets up a splash page for 10$ a month to capitalize on the increase of incorporated startups in this area.

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              Tech Lobbyist

              A person whose job it is to lobby for big tech corporations like Google, Facebook, Apple, etc. Their work increasingly involves pushing congress and local government to enact laws that they barely understand anyway dealing with topics like cyber security, dragnet surveillance, and online constitutional issues.

              After finishing school at Berkeley, Jim became a tech lobbyist for Facebook approving laws with technical jargon that most congressmen aren't familiar with anyway.

              Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 5 years ago

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                With the FTC breathing down its neck, Google has stepped up its lobbying spend in the last year, shelling out $4.03 million in 2009. That's up 44% from the year prior. Despite the growth, Google's lobbying spend remains relatively small. Microsoft spent $6.7 million in 2009. Comcast spent $12.6 and AT&T spent $14.7 million. We decided to take a look at lobbying from tech companies after we ran a chart looking at ad spending for tech companies. (For what it's worth, Google's lobbying is half what it spends on advertising.) Our lobbying data comes from the Senate Office of Public Affairs database. We also graphed lobbying spend as a percent of revenue. Interestingly, of the companies we looked at, ebay spends the least on lobbying as percent of revenue. Guess that's the advantage of not dominating any market, other than mp3 players

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              • blog blog

                sorry ..... correction ( in above comment istead of apple it was mistyped as ebay)

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              CUI

              Coding under the influence.

              Last Tuesday, Jeremy decided to code from a bar near his house instead of going to work. His code was very sloppy so the PM on the team gave him a CUI warning.

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                Server Down Saturday

                A Saturday night where a video game's server crashes and one has to go out and socialize with people in person.

                We had a server down saturday this past weekend, so I went to Julia's party. It was the first time I had talked to a girl in real life in months.

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                  Necessity is the Mother of Invention

                  A outlook describing how a founder's untapped creative wealth comes to life when put in perilous (and sometimes self-inflicted) situations.

                  Jim: I've spent all my investment money on t-shirts and shot glasses. How am I going to raise another round and pay my engineer's salary.
                  Lewis: Relax, they say necessity is the mother of invention. Let's take more shots out of these glasses you bought.
                  Jim: In the time it took you to finish that sentence, I found a new renewable energy source.

                  Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 5 years ago

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                    Grad School Scapegoat Purgatory

                    The situation in which one purposely enrolling into grad school with the intention of delaying the inevitable fate of getting a job or starting a company.

                    Lewis: I enjoyed my time at UCLA so much that I decided to go to grad school?
                    Jack: Do you plan on going into resarch?
                    Lewis: Well no. I just want to chill and be in grad school scapegoat purgatory for awhile.

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                      The Self-Importance Check In

                      Checking into a notable location on social media platforms without providing any context of why you're there. This is mostly done to increase intrigue about oneself and make others more interested in your life.

                      Matt: I haven't talked to Erlich Bachman in 2 years, but I saw on Facebook that he just checked into SV Angel. He must be up to something big.
                      Zeeshan: Nah it was just a self-importance check in to get his followers excited. We walked past the building and just had lunch at the Crepevine across the street. We then played LoL for 3 hours.

                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 5 years ago

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                        Backseat Investor

                        An investor who will never tell you no, but will wait for a lead investor to commit so he can take a backseat and ride the return train. They always tell you to keep them informed with your project without ever providing active help.

                        I thought Cody would be a generous investor after his company got acquired, but instead he's just another backseat investor waiting for a bigger fish to bite.

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                          *Insert Noun Here* Enthusiast

                          A description often used in online social blogging bios that superficially attempts to showcase aspects of one's personality that one wants others to remember them for. Many times these descriptions are used to compensate for lack of knowledge or experience in that very same area.

                          Hi my name is Homer, I'm a Ruby on Rails enthusiast, cat owner, and a tech aficionado living in the Bay Area. I do marketing for Lyft.

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                            Post-LinkedIn Instacrushing

                            Being attracted to someone only after seeing their LinkedIn.

                            Jake: Did you know that Julia is employed at Square and got a 2300 SAT score when she was in High School? I'm in love with her.
                            George: Shut up Jake. You're so shallow, your just Post-LinkedIn Instacrushing on her.

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                              How Do You Like Them Apples

                              A dorky (and almost non-sensical) Bay Area expression often used, when Apple releases a new version of their products, in an attempt to belittle someone else's older model and mock the slow pace in which they've adopted the new product.

                              Originally taken out of context from a popular scene of the film, Good Will Hunting, where Matt Damon slaps a post-it note onto a diner window proclaiming his superiority after getting a girl's phone number.

                              I just got the iWatch 2 bitches. How do you like them apples?

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                                The LinkedIn Endorsement Poke

                                When someone you barely know adds you on LinkedIn and endorses you for skills they don't even know you have in an attempt to get attention or get you to endorse them for stuff back.

                                I hate adding people on LinkedIn because I get LinkedIn Endorsement pokes as soon as I add people. I'm an Android developer and for some reason I have 40 more endorsements for Objective C then I do Android.

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                                  To Twinder

                                  To use Twitter with the primary purpose of trying to hook up with guys or girls in a similar manner one would use Tinder.

                                  Liz has been twindering all day, tweeting at Professional Golf Athletes she has a huge crushes on.

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                                    The Drapple Music Switch

                                    When one gives the impression that they'll be endorsing or working for a newer independent company, but at the last minute takes a check and signs with a larger already well-established one. The expression combines Drake, a popular hip hop artist, and Apple Music, which many rumor Drake signed with at the last minute snubbing Jay Z and his "startup" Tidal, which many are now presuming to fail.

                                    Leona gave the impression that she'd be joining our startup as the new CTO, but at the last minute she pulled a Drapple Music Switch and ended up taking a job at Google X instead.

                                    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 5 years ago