Silicon Valley’s Culture: insider slang

Learn by the examples: what does it mean “disrupt ?

Spend ten minutes talking to, listening to, or reading about anyone in the startup community, and you’ll almost inevitably hear the word “disrupt” in one of its many forms.

    They’re going to disrupt the industry.
    The company is disruptive.
    It’s a classic disruptor.

The startup and tech worlds have taken a perfectly useful word and turned it into something devoid of meaning — a cliche thrown around by would-be insiders.
by Max Nisen. Business Insider, Sep. 28, 2013

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