I don’t know if it’s me having worked full-time for nine organisations already (five of them for-profit #startups), the industry itself having changed, me getting old and grumpy, or a combination of all of the above, but too often now, the typical start-up attitude feels almost disgusting to me.
The jargon, the buzzwords, the grandiose goals, the productivity hacks, the hyped substacks or podcasts, the cheesy taglines, the obsession with “growth” and “disruption”…
But “Silicon Valley”, which used to be a parody, became a docu-series with the passage of (little) time.
Perhaps it was always that way, and I’ve grown more mature. Or maybe things got worse.
@tripu it is and has always been a snake oil industry hinged on marketing. Everyone is up-selling their own unique brand of junk, and best you can hope to be is a lowly shaman that at least makes actual oil from actual snakes, and maybe a couple of salves on the side. It’s hard to find a customer facing term that is not a buzzword, including whatever “web” is supposed to mean.
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