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Stanford Ignorance

Not knowing simple everyday things because you attend Stanford all the way out in the middle of Palo Alto. This includes not being able to take a bus or knowing where the BART goes.

Jessica: What is BART? Were they talking about The Simpsons?

Monica: Your Stanford ignorance is showing...

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 6 years ago

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    I Only Invest In "X"

    Either it's true, the investor is not interested enough in your pitch to take a risk and go outside his or her comfort zone, or both.

    Dan: I built a sick SAAS app that get's 20 users a month on subscription.

    Mrs. Investor: Sorry I only invest in Social apps that are growing at a 15% rate every 17 days.

    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 6 years ago

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      Reddit Sticker Tryhard

      Putting a Reddit sticker on your Macbook to appear more likable.

      Alot of people who move to cities with alot of tech companies add a reddit sticker to their laptops to make a feeble attempt to fit in.

      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 6 years ago

      • zazpowered zazpowered

        I've seen this with product hunt stickers in lyft cars and laptops

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      Social Proof Hacking

      Making your company or website appear more popular than it is by artificially modifying website and social media statistics.

      Jack was more easily able to sign a big client after the company he was signing on noticed that their website's videos had over 10,000 hits. Some say Facebook used to do that early on as well.

      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 6 years ago

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      SAAS

      Software as a service. These sorts of businesses rely on a subscription model. The unsubscribe button is their biggest enemy.

      Janet made a pet analytics SAAS tool that requires it's users to pay 10,000$ a month.

      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 6 years ago

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        The Internet of Things

        All of your household applications connect to the internet and have the ability to change it's behavior based on big data.

        Cisco's pitch on The Internet of Things basically says that if I forget my cell phone in the bathroom, I'll be able to tweet from my toaster instead.

        Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 6 years ago

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          The Sharing Economy

          The socio-economic ecosystem that focuses on using the labor or tools of a collective society. Basically empowers normal people to offer services easily without having to go through a company outside the application that is brining them together.

          Uber is exploring uncharted territory by disrupting the Taxi industry and powering the sharing economy with respect to automobiles.

          Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 6 years ago

          • charlesjo charlesjo

            Initially seemed revolutionary to bring better experience to customers and financial reward to value creators. Results are TBD.

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            almost 6 years ago
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          Brogrammer

          When you mix your typical engineer with your typical frat boy. The official heuristic to identify a brogrammer in your organization is when you can't tell whether the suspect is part of your engineering team or your sales team.

          David: I originally thought Kilim was a programmer but he's been popping his collar and talking a lot. Is he a brogrammer?

          Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 6 years ago

          • bkelly bkelly

            More useful information for problogrammer here IBM

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            over 5 years ago
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          Wantrepreneur

          Someone who wants to start a company so he or she can garner social proof from it all, instead of someone who has an innovative idea that could possibly make money.

          Although alot of the Wharton MBA's are quite intelligent, many of them are wantrepreneurs who just want to tell girls that they are the CEOs of companies.

          Added by covfefelord covfefelord about 6 years ago

          • Ismael Ismael

            Also popularized by Mark Cuban on Shark Tank.

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            over 5 years ago
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          Bus Factor

          The number of people that need to be hit by a bus before their project is dead.

          "Our engineers work in teams of 10 for the higher bus factor"

          Added by asdf asdf about 6 years ago

          • employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne

            It is well known that engineers make a "SPOF" sound when hit by a bus.

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            over 5 years ago
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          Crushing it

          Achieving exceptional success with something.

          Jess is totally crushing it with her new Uber-for-VC-funding app. She's already been hunted.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcS-zlgj4ak

          Added by Travis Travis about 6 years ago

          • charlesjo charlesjo

            Founders use this term until "Awesome Journey."

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            about 6 years ago
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          Making the world a better place

          Solving a very specific problem that loosely translates into a social benefit.

          We are making the world a better place through P2P iBeacon messaging platforms.

          Added by dennis dennis about 6 years ago

          • charlesjo charlesjo

            Look at how much time sink we've created for evil people... with Reddit.

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            about 6 years ago
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          Technical Founder

          A 5.0 student from MIT, the technical founder is a lone wolf who thinks business people are completely useless. You're a social media manager? Get the fuck out of here. His code is perfectly architected, clean and commented in all the right places. His startups fail because he doesn't think writing CSS is worth his time and his sites look like shit as a result.

          Technical founder: I was almost about to team up with a non-technical cofounder but then he told me he wanted a user interface to manage our sites content.

          Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 6 years ago

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          Engineer Unicorn

          An engineer that is competent, good looking, dresses well and is not socially awkward.

          John: How come no other engineers are like David?
          Mary: He's an engineer unicorn. They are rare.

          Added by pygmyknight pygmyknight about 6 years ago

          • torbenberger torbenberger

            The legend says some of them can be found here http://www.engineerunicorns.com

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            about 6 years ago
          • employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne

            "Unicorn" is a common term for an engineer (usually front-end) who also has good taste in design and is able to contribute to UX early on. But "unicorn" is also used for startups that turn out to be breakout successes, like Uber and Airbnb. Silicon Valley really likes unicorns.

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            about 6 years ago
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          Waterloo

          A mythical University in Canada where many good Engineers and Computer Scientists come from.

          Sam: "Where are all these Canadians from?"
          Matthew: "We hired 10 interns and 20 full-times from Waterloo. They get shit done because if we don't hire them, they'll have to work for Blackberry."

          Added by robert robert about 6 years ago

          • orien orien

            @zazpowered aren't you from waterloo

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            about 6 years ago
          • zazpowered zazpowered

            @orien No what are you talking about

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            about 6 years ago
          • zazpowered zazpowered

            @SingleCommaClub It's similar to what you see from immigrants to a new country like US or Canada

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            about 6 years ago
          • zazpowered zazpowered

            I have a lot of friends from canada and waterloo and this seems really accurate from what i've heard

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            about 6 years ago
          • charlesjo charlesjo

            It's like a parallel universe of Silicon Valley where people speak American English...

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            about 6 years ago
          • freefunctor freefunctor

            @SingleCommaClub That's not true at all. Pretty much everyone I know from my graduating class got offers from US companies. A significant proportion of students choose to stay because the region is booming right now, and also the quality of life in Canada is pretty high.

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            about 6 years ago
          • zazpowered zazpowered

            @freefunctor toronto and canada are awesome

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            about 6 years ago
          • SingleCommaClub SingleCommaClub

            Have worked with a lot of engineers from Waterloo through internships and full time. Can honestly say they are very talented, but there is a bias because all the ones that make it to US companies are generally top notch.

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            about 6 years ago
          • Devilinlimbo Devilinlimbo

            I love this site!

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            over 4 years ago
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          MBA

          Certification that you've read case studies on how others have succeeded.

          Steve: Have you started your business yet?
          Jeremey: No I'm getting my MBA. I'll start my first business when I'm 30 and have a wife and kids.

          Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 6 years ago