10 Reasons I Didn't Start The Bubble [with troubling but funny video]

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10 Reasons I Didn't Start The Bubble [with troubling but funny video]


Here's an exceptionally funny video about the current Web 2.0 bubble (I don't usually post YouTube videos on this blog, but this one was just too good to pass up). After the video, find 10 reasons why I can safely say that I didn't start the bubble.



10 Reasons Why I Didn't Start The Bubble:

1. No missing vowels or double consonants in the company name.

2. A naive non-bubbly approach to business (charge customers real money for real value).

3. No way to throw sheep at other users in our software.

4. We're only revolutionizing one industry, not two.

5. For us, "exit strategy" means figuring out how to leave work at 9:00 p.m. (and go home to work some more) and not look like a slacker to the other members of the team.

6. Pathetic lack of Web 2.0 gradients on our website.

7. Have nobody with the title "BizDev" anywhere in the company.

8. We use overly simplistic metrics like growth in customers and revenue to see how we're doing.

9. Nobody creates the illusion that they're working -- but instead try to create the illusion that they have a life. Some succeed at this illusion better than others.

10. When we watch the underpants gnomes, we find it funny and don't find a striking resemblance to our business strategy.

Posted by Dharmesh Shah on Wed, Dec 05, 2007


We laugh about that Southpark episode a LOT. That video is too close to reality to be funny though. _OT

posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 at 12:40 PM by Oliver Taco

Look ma, I'm blogging! Thanks to Dan for knowing how to get this video in circulation.

posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 at 1:45 PM by PhyDo

That video is friggin' hilarious!

posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 at 1:46 PM by Brian P Halligan

WOW, hilarious video indeed. And I have to admit that the humor is largely true as well. I bloggled about it the same way you did! The video a good wake up call, made me think and blog why I think my startup is not a bubble!

posted on Thursday, December 06, 2007 at 1:55 AM by Razan Khatib

Love it. Reminds me so much of 1999 and hanging on Union Street on weekends talking to a bartender at the Comet Club who had a business plan. Or going to work in a crappy former auto-repair shop turned "office" on South Park at 2nd where we acquired customers for $100 and lost $20 on the sale for a net profit of -$120. And then we raised $26m from some really smart VCs.

Ahhh... the days.

posted on Thursday, December 06, 2007 at 9:37 AM by Mike Volpe

The message on playing the video "We are sorry, this video is no longer available" - Please point to another location..

posted on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 8:03 PM by Kishore Balakrishnan

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