Does it crawl all over you when people suggest a deep dive on a certain topic? Will you, in fact, punch the next person who refers to a new idea as disruptive? Whether it’s getting something on the roadmap, increasing your team’s bandwidth, suggesting a paradigm shift, or doing anything via bootstrapping, startup jargon can wear on even the most ambitious entrepreneur.
It’s important to be able to speak the language when dealing with potential investors and partners, but it’s also important to be self-aware and do your best not to overuse jargon. Sure, we might need to ideate on hacks that can lead to deliverables that address clients’ pain points, but let’s have a little fun while doing it, eh?
To that end, and in honor of the upcoming NCAA March Madness tourney, Forbes has just released their 3rd annual Jargon Madness brackets. The competition features the “32 terms most abused by startup founders, developers, marketers and the VCs who fund it all.” (Forbes)
Whether you’re just getting ready to step onto the court in the startup world, or you’re a seasoned veteran of the game, these brackets are bound to brighten up your day. Check out some of our favorite match-ups below, and cast your vote here.
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