Interpersonal Relations


As Pied Piper’s Head of Business Development, I wear many hats. (Figuratively, I mean — wearing a hat indoors is a little fresh for my taste.) Most recently, however, my head has been occupied by one chapeau in particular: interpersonal relations.

The first challenge arose when Dinesh and Gilfoyle tested the alpha of our new app, and a merge error left each one’s data on the other’s phone. I thought we’d all just have a good laugh about it — Dinesh would tease Gilfoyle for buying tickets to a Satanist film festival; Gilfoyle would mock Dinesh for his Notes file “Non-Threatening Pickup Lines”; I’d lightly rib them both, very much included in the fun — but things quickly escalated into a standoff. The entire ordeal tested just about every non-violent conflict resolution tactic I learned at last year’s conference in Sacramento, but in the end brute force prevailed and the phones were destroyed. At least this gives me a scenario to role play at the next conference!

On top of that, Richard came to me with an urgent romantic crisis. Details of his sexual escapade are best kept between him and myself, the closest of confidants, but suffice it to say he needed to cut ties and maintain his “ramblin’ man” status. We brainstormed a graceful exit strategy, although I’m sure it will still take time for the young lady to move on. After all, Richard has such a remarkable mind, but it is just one among many remarkable organs, like his heart.

After these trying journeys across the waves of human emotion, I think it’s time for another Redfin holiday. There’s a beautiful Colonial that I’m sure will sell fast, and I want to spend some time imagining its rat-free charms before the listing is taken down!

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  1. Tahir Hussain Mir says:

    I love this show. And i follow all of the things related to Silicon Valley. My favorite is Gilfoyle. But all of the characters (Gilfoyle, erlich, dinesh, richard, gavin, jin, jared, Russ, and others) are awesome and hilarious. Love the show. I myself, a coder. ^_^

  2. Kevin says:

    Well written Jared – Thanks for the insight!

  3. Dan says:

    Excellent article Jared! Looking forward to more from you

  4. Derek Long says:

    So season finale double the Wiseman score with a 3D file that cut it and half at least…. congratulations I believe it’s a homerun and to top it off with a panic attack at the end beautiful touch period that’s it probably the exact same reaction I would have. I hope to be there soon Richard Hendricks myself now I’ll wait for a cold war to pass before the next season but we all do what we have to congratulations To Who It May Concern on Silicon Valley keep them coming boys!!

  5. DErika Long says:

    I am currently 14 minutes into the season finale of the latest season out or available… an I think that you should know Jared aka whoever is concerned lol.. the fact that I would take the time to even write says what my Sunday consists of well tbh HBO specials & I guess that’s the point here I want to say that watching Silicon Valley it makes me laugh I am rooting for a Pied Piper has I’m sure most of the world is and you guys have done a great job of making it look like they’re going to fail. And if that happens in the end that would definitely be something that would be unexpected. I think it’s kinda cool that the show has gone as far as to have a Pied Piper website for real and a Hooli one also.. lol props to the show I think that all the young people in the world today can watch Silicon Valley an realize you don’t have to be 40 50 60 years old to be a CEO of a company with shark tank out there and other companies like that entrepreneurs ready to back reasonable companies that’s fantastic. I’m a 39 year old guy from Maine who went to school for it back in 2001 and ended up defaulting on my loans and dropping out 4 excuses that aren’t excusable good now I am currently working to pay those back and go back to school for mobile development and web design can I cut it part of that decision believe it or not to watch the show my grandfather used to drill in my head constantly as I was born in 77 so when I was between the ages of 6 and 12 primarily he would drill into my head that every job that was operated by humans he believe it’s at this point in life would primarily be taken over by technology of course I believe that air is still coming so with a show like yours again I think it just shows that you don’t have to be in your upper late life to be successful until props you cross to the show and to whoever is listening to this I’m sorry reading this. Continue with the respectable comedic show that you have going and you have a home run!
    Respectfully & wildly entertained,
    Derek Long

    1. Derek Long says:

      It’s Derek Long

    2. Derek Long says:

      So I apologize I talked out the entire message and I did not proofread it see you can see my errors for example air should be era period And there’s several others and I apologize I should have proof read it period but I believe you get the point I was trying to make so have a great day Rock on the show is great!!!

      1. Derek Long says:

        Higher one more quick comments I’m currently at the point in the finale where they are writing d2f and different things on a whiteboard and I am laughing my ass off congrats Gents as I believe Ehrlich would say.

      2. Derek Long says:

        I don’t know if the last one went through but I’m currently at the finale where they are writing on a whiteboard about d2f you know what I’m talking about and I am LMAO congrats Gents says I believe Ehrlich would say!

        1. Derek Long says:

          For what it’s worth with real-time updates the Whiteboard is fantastic

  6. Bucho says:

    at least dinesh said sorry