SILICON VALLEY is a brilliant show. Co-created by (Office Space, Idiocracy, Beevis & Butthead), and King of the Hill), Dave Krinsky, and John Altschuler.
The back and forth between the Sales and the Engineers… great discussions.
“The product is …whatever makes the value of that stock go up, that is what we are going to make.”
“I need to move the needle today,”
“It’s now taught in business schools.”
THE CONJOINED TRIANGLES OF SUCCESS:
“Isn’t that just a square?”
- Manufacturing and Engineering.
- Growth and Sales.
The main thing is to “compromise” to reach the sales goals. This is NOT the way to do things but it is so smart of SILICON VALLEY to have this as the way to success. HBO actually sells posters with this “business plan.”
This show is so great at making fun of business and the tech world. It is all about getting to market quickly — and not about what is best for the product.
No doubt within the humor there must be a compromise between the creation of the product and the selling/marketing of it.
The lesson? Even the most absurd things can be put into practice with a few graphs and some corporate jargon.