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FAKEGRIMLOCK

FAKEGRIMLOCK, GREATEST ROBOT STARTUP DINOSAUR IN ENTIRE UNIVERSE

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON October 16, 2015

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FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, GREATEST ROBOT STARTUP DINOSAUR IN ENTIRE UNIVERSE! ALSO, ONLY ONE. ME DRINK COFFEE AND BEER, EAT BACON AND MORONS. ME ON MISSION TO PUNCH STUPID IN FACE UNTIL ONLY AWESOME LEFT
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
FAKEGRIMLOCK - WHY DON'T YOU STARTUP?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@rrhoover ME DO. AND DID.
Melissa Joy Kong
Melissa Joy Kong@melissajoykong · Content, Product Hunt
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@melissajoykong NO. PROBABLY.
Erik Torenberg
Erik Torenberg@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
FAKEGRIMLOCK - not to hog this AMA but....can you tell me something you used to fervently believe that you now see as misguided?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@eriktorenberg THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE COMPLETELY AWESOME. NOW ME THINK, SOMEONE NEED TO KEEP WORLD RUNNING, WHILE FEW OF US TRY TO SMASH IT INTO SOMETHING BETTER.
Erik Torenberg
Erik Torenberg@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
FAKEGRIMLOCK - can you tell me about your first heartbreak?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@eriktorenberg YES. HER SO BEAUTIFUL. THEN WHOLE ASTEROID THING HAPPEN. IT VERY LONELY FOR WHILE AFTER THAT, UNTIL SOMETHING WORTH TALKING TO EVOLVE.
Emily Hodgins@ems_hodge · Operations @ Product Hunt
How did you get to be the best robot startup dinosaur in the entire universe?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@ems_hodge STEP 1. BE AWESOME. STEP 2. THAT IT.
Phillip Yang
Phillip Yang@geekyyang
@FAKEGRIMLOCK - UNICORNS ARE DECEPTICONS OR AUTOBOTS? :)
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@geeky_yang NO BRING MY LITTLE PONY INTO THIS. IT CROSSING THE STREAMS.
Jonathan Schnittger
Jonathan Schnittger@jonnyschnittger
How would identify issues is within a team that are affecting the team dynamic/productivity/moral?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@jonnyschnittger BIGGEST THING PEOPLE SCREW UP WITH TEAM: PAY ATTENTION. IF SOMETHING RUINING MORALE, IT KIND OF OBVIOUS UNLESS YOU BIG DUMMY. DO FOLLOWING: 1. TALK TO EVERYONE ON TEAM REGULARLY OFF THE RECORD 2. BE PERSON THEM TRUST TO TELL COMPLAINTS AND SECRETS TO 3. ACTUALLY FIX THINGS THEM TELL YOU ARE BROKEN IF YOU FAIL AT 2 OR 3, YOU SUCK AS BOSS. FIRE YOURSELF, HIRE SOMEONE BETTER.
Jake Chapman
Jake Chapman@runvc · Partner, Sazze Partners
In the battle over eating the world who wins software or dinosaurs?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@runvc SOFTWARE DINOSAURS. ME THINK THAT KIND OF OBVIOUS.
Phillip Yang
Phillip Yang@geekyyang
@fakegrimlock - WHAT YOU THINK MAKE GOOD LEADER?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@geeky_yang BEST LEADER WOULD THROW SELF IN FRONT OF TRUCK FOR YOU. SO YOU WOULD THROW SELF IN FRONT OF THEM. HOW THAT HAPPEN? IT SIMPLE. GREAT LEADER DO IT FOR THEM. THEM IS TEAM. THEM IS CUSTOMERS. THEM IS WORLD. GREAT LEADER GIVES EVERYTHING TO MAKE THINGS BETTER. FOR THEM. GREAT LEADER MAKES EVERY DECISION TO MAKE THINGS BETTER. FOR THEM. GREAT LEADER BELIEVES IN THEM EVEN MORE THAN THEM BELIEVE IN SELVES. THEM LIFT FROM BELOW. NEVER ABOVE.
Erik Torenberg
Erik Torenberg@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
FAKEGRIMLOCK - what did you want to be when you grew up?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
jamestodd
jamestodd@jamestodd · Serial encourager and delighter
@FAKEGRIMLOCK 2 questions: 1) Tastiest person you've eaten? 2) HOW TYPE WITH TINY ARMS?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@jamestodd 1. NO CAN SAY. BUT HER WAS DELICIOUS. 2. WITH FINGERS. HOW YOU DO IT?
Geoffrey
Geoffrey@geoffreypoirier · CEO and Founder, The Windclass Group
@fakegrimlock Better to create something amazing beyond current understanding and people don't know they need, or something everyone understands and needs?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@geoffreypoirier ALWAYS MAKE WHAT PEOPLE NEED. IF THEM NOT KNOW THEM NEED IT YET, THERE LESS COMPETITION. BEST? SOMETHING NO ONE KNOW THEM NEED YET THAT COMPLETELY OBVIOUS AND UNDERSTANDABLE ONCE THEM SEE IT. (THAT WHY GOOD UX IMPORTANT)
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
@fakegrimlock WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@mscccc COMPLETELY AWESOME.
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
WHAT'S ON YOUR HOMESCREEN, FAKEGRIMLOCK?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@rrhoover TWITTER. BUFFER. WEATHER.COM. BOOKS. AMAZON. NEWS. ... PROBABLY SOME OTHER THINGS, ME NOT REALLY REMEMBER.
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Who would your 4 fantasy dinner party guests be and why? (dead or alive)
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@jacqvon EDISON - HIM KING OF RUTHLESSLY GET THINGS DONE TEDDY ROOSEVELT - AMERICAN BADASS IMHOTEP - THOSE PYRAMIDS REALLY NICE BACK WHEN THEM NEW DEAN KAMEN - ROBOT ARMS FOR WIN. AFTER DINNER, US JOIN FORCES TO TRAVEL UNIVERSE FIGHTING CRIME.
Yaron Vorona
Yaron Vorona@yaronvorona · CEO, Iota Security Inc.
@jacqvon I was worried @fakegrimlock would say who he'd eat.
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
@yaronvorona @jacqvon Me too!! Me too!!! 🍴
Kevin Ayuque
Kevin Ayuque@kevinayuque
HOW DO I TURN OFF THE CAPS LOCK?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@kevinayuque BEATS ME. ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, NO WIMP. ME USE SHIFT KEY.
Lejla Bajgoric
Lejla Bajgoric@lejlahunts · Intern, Product Hunt
What's the one most detrimental vice of humanity that will lead to the ultimate downfall of civilization as we know it? Followup: Do you ask for sprinkles when ordering an ice cream cone?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@lejlahunts FEAR. NO GET HOOKED ON IT. SPRINKLES? NO. THE COUNTER PERSON? YES.
David Turner
David Turner@dturneresq · RSA Fellow
Why do so many stupid ideas get funded and so many awesome ideas fail?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@dturneresq MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STUPID IDEA AND BRILLIANT ONE IS WIN. BEFORE WIN, MOST PEOPLE NO CAN TELL THEM APART. MOST VCS ARE MOST PEOPLE.
Jonathan Schnittger
Jonathan Schnittger@jonnyschnittger
@fakegrimlock What ways or methods do you recommend to establish the reason behind a low conversion rate?
FAKEGRIMLOCK
FAKEGRIMLOCK@fakegrimlock · GOD KING OF AWESOME, THE UNIVERSE
@jonnyschnittger 1. TALK TO CUSTOMERS 2. ESPECIALLY ONES THAT NOT CONVERT EVERY OTHER WAY JUST THOSE IN LESS EFFICIENT DISGUISE.