What does it mean when someone calls you a unicorn?

Five ways of looking at a single-horned equine

Michael Barnard
Mar 15, 2018 · 1 min read
  1. If you are a man being called that by a woman, it likely means that you are straight, attractive, single, monogamous, funny, employed, communicative, caring and interested in her.
  2. If you are a woman being called that by a man, it likely means that he is horny.
  3. If you are a technical resource being called that by an employer, it means that you are a good communicator, work well with others, have deep technical skills and have both architectural perspective and willingness to role up your sleeves and do detailed technical work.
  4. If you are tech CEO being called that by a venture capitalist, it means that you have an actually unique and interesting vision, a background of success, an address book full of useful contacts, people management skills and stock analyst management skills.
  5. If you are human being called that by a five year old, it means that they think unicorns are real and are hoping that you will play unicorn with them.

Michael Barnard

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Chief Strategist, TFIE Strategy Inc. Business and technical future-proofing. Top Writer Quora since 2013. CleanTechnica, Forbes, Quartz+ more. In 4 books.

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