Too many great ideas get buried by their own jargon.
If we’re lucky enough to understand these jargony ideas, we can fix this. Life’s too short to let others miss out!*
Take a complicated, jargon-y or hard-to-understand term and explain it buzzword-free in 30 seconds. Doesn’t have to be about tech or startups - anything in your expertise. Make it visual. Make it fun. And most importantly, make it quick! Up for it?
Scalability explained in 30 seconds. With Zombies. #jargonfree30
And here’s a go I had 2 years ago: MVP explained in 30 seconds. (Warning: contains Kevin Costner, Donald Trump and hippie haircuts.) #jargonfree30
I'm Salim Virani. I've been designing peer learning programs since 2009, and these days I'm also having fun building random stuff.
In the past, I designed peer learning programs for Oxford, UCL, Techstars, Microsoft Ventures and The Royal Academy Of Engineering. I also played a role in creating the Lean Startup methodology, and the European startup ecosystem. You can read about this here.
I’m working on a communication tool for community groups and unconferences. It focuses on autonomising focused teams rather than top-down coordination.
I’m on the Kernel Stewards team, where we help ~2,000 fellows understand the what the development of blockchains mean to humanity on anthropological scales, and how to use them altruistically and prudently.
What do you need right now? (2023)
Making sense of DAOs (2022)
An Agile starter pack for DAOs (2022)
Building ecosystems with grant programs (2021)
Safe spaces make for better learning (2021)
Choose happiness (2021)
Working 'Remote' after 10 years (2020)
Emotional Vocabulary (2020)
Project portfolios (2020)
Amperage - the inconvenient truth about energy for Africa's off-grid. (2018)
The history Of Lean Startup (2016)
Three Skinheads are running at me, and all I can think to say is, “Here Dan, hold my kebab for a sec.” (2016)
Get your loved ones off Facebook (2015)
Entrepreneurship is craft (2014)
Peter Thiel vs the science fiction masters (2013)