"Swimming in the social stream."
"Crowdsourcing app discovery-platform."
"Can you talk about getting conceptual liftoff?"
"What's your current go-to-market strategy?"
"Now, let's talk about disrupting the disruptors."
"We're iterating our butts off, dude."
"Looks like it's searching for a use case."
"We're all about glocal right now."
"Collaborative consumption is truly a revolution."
"Plat-Ag." (As in "Platform-Agnostic.")
"You did one of the great pivots of all-time."
"We don't measure our success by financial results."
Actual Things That Came Out of Human Mouths at Day One of TechCrunch's Disrupt SF Conference
I hate you all.
Sooo, any regrets on getting out of the tech industry?
Looks like we're back to the days of worrying about making money after the IPO.
Would that Romulans came in and demonstrated all the other things disruptors can do.
Thank you for reminding me why I need to get the fuck out of the tech industry. One of my friends is thinking about starting a sports bar and wants me to join him; another is founding a startup and wants me, as well. I think I'm going with the sports bar.
Just make sure it's not a sports bar that caters to startup "employees," for example in SOMA. Note that even though DNA is in SOMA, I do not think it caters to startup types, or at least not directly as a coffee shop or bar might.
Several of those make sense, though they're a bit twee… but "glocal"?
I hear this is the culture that thinks it shouldbe "disrupting" and "re-imagining" education.
Jesus fucking wept.
"We don't measure our success by financial results." - Holy FACEPALM Batman! That's just.. wow, I'd have died laughing had I heard that.
I seem to remember this same sentiment from the founders of Woodstock.