Buzzwords: Deep Dive

Today, “deep dive” has evolved away from its branded roadmap and into an eponym for robust, immersive analysis.

Apr 19, 2018 Eva Roethler

Buzzwords: Open Source

At first encounter, open source sounds like something an avid yogi might achieve en route to nirvana. In reality, it’s a reaction to a particular kind of tech-induced headache.

Mar 22, 2018 Eva Roethler

Buzzwords: Revolutionary

The infomercial world is full of goods that will purportedly forever alter the way you mop, do your laundry, cook eggs, exercise and listen to music.

But are those products truly revolutionary? More importantly, can a product or service truly be revolutionary at all?

Feb 15, 2018 Jennifer Newman

Buzzwords: Change Agent

In the entrepreneurial realm, everyone wants to be a change agent. With disruptors like Elon Musk — who brought us Tesla and the concept of terraforming Mars — raising the stakes on the definition of the word, the startup landscape is overflowing with wannabe-visionaries claiming to change the world.

But, what does the term really mean?

Jan 25, 2018 Jennifer Newman

Buzzwords: Influencer

In recent years, with the rise of social networking, the business world has embraced a modern form of evangelism, making the word synonymous with an entirely new brand of evangelist: the influencer.

Dec 14, 2017 Jennifer Newman

Buzzwords: Pain Point

A problem thought to be facing a person or group of people that entrepreneurs are looking to solve through goods and/or services.

Nov 17, 2017 Jennifer Newman

Buzzwords: Frothy

The market conditions preceding a bubble, where prices are overvalued and driven up, thanks to unsustainable demand.

Oct 19, 2017 Robin Epley

Buzzwords: Scalable

An ability to invest time and energy in systems that allow small businesses to grow while still handling increased demands.

Sep 8, 2017 Robin Epley

Buzzwords: Bootstrap

The process of starting a business on a shoestring budget without external help or capital. Such startups fund the development of their company through internal cash flow.​

Aug 14, 2017 Robin Epley

Buzzwords: Unicorn

A company, usually a tech start-up, without an established performance record, but with a stock market valuation estimated at more than $1 billion.

Jul 12, 2017 Robin Epley