Every. Single. American. Success. Story.
We started from nothing
Our top client is my billionaire dad
@datatitian omfg, in the same paragraph?
@neltnerb got to credit the journalist for inserting that vital context - it's extremely rare to see claims like that examined
@datatitian true, credit what credit is due. It is satire on par with the onion in that case.
"How did they do it?"
"They have one customer other than their dad. And their dad owns a giant company."
"Oh. Can you make it sound like they're not just running a lemonade stand selling country time to their parents?"
"Boss, I can make them sound like certified geniuses to other 'certified geniuses' without even hiding the truth. They won't be about to tell."
@datatitian Didn't even need to read past "We started from nothing" because the second half of that story is ALWAYS THE SAME.
These kids are terrible at math.
@datatitian Unrelated; Love your username.
@saramg oh hey thanks. It started off as a portmanteau of my two fields (data science + dietitian), but my path has drifted far from that. Some people read it as "data titan" so that's pretty cool I guess
@datatitian I deffo read as intended. Even without actual dietitian cred, that comes out pretty solid. :D
More than certain this article is sponsored interview paid for from PR budget of their startup, or his dad, or both, as part of a planned promotional campaign for their new business. Which kind of works, if it's even discussed on Mastodon 😃
@kravietz jokes on them, I have no idea what their business's name is
It's not in the snippets, but we're not the targets. This is the kind of bullshit you put into investor portfolios 😃
@kravietz you're right about that. Investors absolutely would rather pretend to be impressed about the buzz on Mastodon than admit they have no idea what Mastodon is
That's a potential for a startup: sell social media engagement on an isolated instance of Mastodon 😂👍
@datatitian Lol! Wonderful!
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