It's a Hard Knock Life. In fact, the streets and the interwebs are just a mirror of each other.
I know that because Kanye "Yeezy" West said so in his latest album, The Life of Pablo.
It’s crazy, right?
All About The Pitch
There is always a pitch on speed dial.
Everybody. Elevator pitch. Syntactical pitch. Impulsive pitch. Rhetoric pitch. Pitch. Pitch. Pitch. There is so much at stake. So much to lose, yet equally so much to gain if the pitch makes it through the cut, but generally Murphy’s law is in full force.
Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
...and wrong could be the new cool.
According To Yeezy, Once Again
First, they cut excess fabric away. We kept quiet, apparently they looked dapper. Then, they started going all bizarre and gaga. We kept quiet, Lady gaga — just like Kanye — is strange, she’ll wear anything. Now, they started tearing their clothes as if into shreds. We kept quiet, in wonderment why looking homeless was now a thing. As Barney Stinson says, wait for it. Now, also, they’re burning clothes. Kanye is wearing burnt clothes, I repeat. Bejesus! Some lads and lasses down yonder are emulating this fallacy already. No prizes for guessing why.
It’s hard to fathom why some things come to pass. But what’s is more mindblowing is how some things penetrate the mainstream. Like how looking like a homeless juvenile whose clothes have survived an inferno can become an in thing. You could say it’s Kanye. That he’s such an influence. Yeezy gets away with anything! But some nondescript horrible people asked for money on Kickstarter to fuel their hedonistic desires to which kickstarters gleefully — and surprisingly — contributed to.
He pitched for a billion dollars from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg but through another social network — Twitter.
You could say. Perhaps, and just perhaps, we could only hope that it was a genius pitch. Perhaps in the next life where "Yeezanity" reigns supreme, the pitch will be standard of genius. But for now, earthlings, it’s kinda hard to judge.
Or, as Hova himself once rapped,
“I’m so far ahead of my time, I’m bout to start another life / Look behind you, I’m bout to pass you twice.”
These folks are traveling in time. And that’s their pitch. Take it or not. You know why? Well, they can afford the luxury of saying whatever, and the world will put up with it. Besides, they are consistent with spitting a furore of BS.
Guess that’s what ranking systems and democracy means: shit floats. Always.
And they’re awarded shit dollar signs. From shit venture capitalists. To shit people. Well, yeah, because that’s how the shit economics of the shit constructs we live in are.
As it boils down, you realise startup life is a pitch. Which quintessentially means that it’s one giant show of theatrics; in boardrooms, streets, the interwebs, and literally everywhere.
Just be ready for the unconventional and unorthodox setting.