I like to keep an eye on new companies in the tech space, and I ran across one tonight with the stated mission of “automating lunches”.
When a company sets its mission as “solving the problem of automating lunches” what they really mean is “our mission is to drum up a lot of press about the stupid fucking thing we’re building, ride the latest wave of convenience-as-a-service, get acquired, and realize a big exit”.
If that’s your mission, it’s fine. I’d just prefer people stop pretending like lunch is a problem that needs to be fucking solved.
For a long time, my main concern with a job was salary. My north star was “Will this company pay me 20% or more than what I’m currently making?” …
An interesting thing happened last night on /r/entrepreneur, one of my favorite subs. A 14-year old kid posted a homework reminder bot he’d created, and he wanted some feedback from other entrepreneurs.
The app is pretty impressive, and on the marketing site he presents himself as a kid who has been learning to program for 2 years, and built an app to help himself remember to do his homework. Not a bad idea, and the app itself seems pretty slick.
Maybe a little too slick. Take, for example, this quote from none other than Joanna Wiebe:
“Before Christopher Bot, I kept forgetting work I had to do. Even though Christopher Bot is made for students, it works for people in business, like me. I may be out of school, but I rely on it to keep me on track with actions items everyday.” — Joanna Wiebe, CEO @…