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27th November 2012

FounderCon 2012: FAKE GRIMLOCK and Doing Wrong Faster

Fake Grimlock, legendary robot dinosaur, was a surprise guest at this year’s FounderCon in Boston. He busted through a wall of bricks to greet our audience of founders, impart bullshit-free advice and take questions from the crowd. Fake Grimlock prides himself on “MOSTLY INVOLVE PUNCH STARTUPS IN FACE WITH TRUTH UNTIL FAIL BEATEN OUT OF THEM.” Here are some of the gems he had for our founders:

  • YOU WRONG BECAUSE YOU STARTUP. THAT WHOLE POINT.
  • STARTUP IS MOST POWERFUL MACHINE EVER CREATED.
  • BE DANGEROUSLY WRONG.
  • DO WRONG FASTER. FAIL FAST, CORRECT, MOVE FORWARD.

Alex Godin of Dispatch wanted to know, “Why must you have the robot dinosaur persona?” The answer: “BECAUSE AWESOME! ME REGULAR GUY, YOU NO LISTEN. ME ROBOT DINOSAUR, YOU LISTEN!” It’s true. We did.