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Corporate to Startup Translation

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craig's version from 2011-07-05 18:54

How do people say things at startups?

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Keith

Corporate speakStartup speak
Deliver value to the customer?
Best practice?
You're going to have to use Windows?
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Phil

Startup speakCorporate speak
We might not be able to make payroll next monthWe have an urgent budgeting and forecasting meeting all day tomorrow. Clear your calendars.
No one is using it, what do we do now?We're going to bring in industry experts (high paid consultants) to tell us why we're realizing lower than anticipated rates of adoption throughout the enterprise. Perhaps we need to ramp up governance. Or we should probably spend $1M on another tool to fix it for us.
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Corporate speakStartup speak
Deliver value to the customergive people stuff they can / want to use
Best practiceThe customer said they wanted it. Just do it.
You're going to have to use WindowsYou're going to have to use something free / cheap.
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