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.