It is a grave understatement to say that Startup life is hectic.
Managing the new office, surviving through those investor meetings, rushing to meet deadlines that passed yesterday, finding customers that don’t want to be found, finding the ancient temple, running away from the boulder, decoding the mystery of crystal skulls…wait, those last parts were about Indiana Jones. But, it’s a fact that a startup entrepreneur is always on his toes and involved in pretty much everything that his business is and does.
So, what do you do when you get some time to relax? Here’s a good idea. Take a step back and spend that time laughing.
Leave it to Twitter to bring to you some original comedy. Comedy that you can relate to because, well, life happened to them just as it has happened to you. Have a look at these Twitter accounts and you will get the drift.
1. Aaron Levie
Twitter Handle: @levie
Aka Levie is the CEO of Box, but he prefers the title of Chief Magician. When he is not busy managing his billion-dollar business, he takes the time to share his wit and his take on the startup world. Check this out.
That awkward moment when your startup doesn't have a drone strategy.
- Aaron Levie (@levie) March 4, 2014
And that was when Twitter allowed 140 characters. Guess what happened when they increased the limit to 280?
Twitter HQ, ~2006
Person 1: Twitter will be a place where you tell people what you’re doing.
Person 2: Like, the President could announce they’re firing a Secretary?
Person 1: No, more like someone is eating a hotdog. You clearly don’t get our vision here.
- Aaron Levie (@levie) March 13, 2018
2. Gabe Rivera
Twitter Handle: @gaberivera
Gabe is a chill guy. In fact, he is such a chill guy that he featured on TIME’s list of ‘Best Twitter Feeds’, thanks to his sense of humor. A quick look into his Twitter feed will convince you that he absolutely deserves this accolade.
Please click on this self-indulgent blather from someone I'm buttering up so that he'll return a favor to me later: http://tinyurl.com/8gbh4yuv
- Gabe Rivera (@gaberivera) Jun 23, 2013
Silicon Valley is weird. Just today I noticed a Facebook friend whose posts I've been seeing for years is moonlighting as a VC in at least three "funds".
- Gabe Rivera (@gaberivera) March 15, 2018
3. PHP CEO
Twitter Handle: @PHP_CEO
This is a parody account. But, you’ll be forgiven to think that it is run by a tech tycoon with an amazing sense of humor. Seriously, just check this account already.
Have you heard about the blogchain?
I blog about something
Then you blog about me blogging it
Everybody gets money somehow
- PHP CEO (@PHP_CEO) November 5, 2015
This big data is now too big
Please send it back to the customers
- PHP CEO (@PHP_CEO) October 16, 2015
4. Elon Musk
Twitter Handle: @elonmusk
Some people think he is a man from the future who is here to save us from extinction and the apocalypse. Some think that he is secretly an AI. In reality, he is a multi-billion dollar, charismatic, tech genius, who has a phenomenal sense of humor. You have to follow him.
Turns out joking about being a “rock” star because of digging tunnels (through, uh, rock — hello??) is deeply underappreciated
- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 28, 2018
And, he has never been shy about expressing his opinions. (The subject here is AI and the Mark is Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg)
I've talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is limited.
- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2017
5. Bored Elon Musk
Twitter Handle: @BoredElonMusk
Oh, yes. There is a parody account of Elon Musk. You know, just in case the real deal isn’t enough to get you chuckling. It’s filled with numerous ideas that carefully tread the fine line between crazy, stupid, and outright ingenious.
Put QR codes on guns so no one will use them.
- Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) June 18, 2015
Bacon causes cancer? Cure for cancer will be discovered in 3…2…1…
- Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) October 26, 2015
Hope these guys keep you sane in the insanity of the startup world. If they are not enough, come back for more. You didn’t think this was it, did you? We’ll be bringing you more such hilarious must-follow accounts to make your startup journey more pleasant. Well, at least bearable, so that you don’t go all “KALI MAAAAAA”. That’s the last Indiana Jones reference, I promise.