1. Your office is oval shaped -- and you're not the president
What do you do if you've just received a fat $100 million check from your friendly neighborhood VCs? You build a replica of the Oval Office in your lofty San Francisco workspace. That's what GitHub did, complete with its own Official Seal of the Octocat for the United Meritocracy of GitHub. (We'll leave GitHub's Rat Pack room, Indoor Park, Eagle's Den, and Ladies Lounge for a future slideshow.) There is, however, no truth to the rumor the coders coven tried to get Bill Clinton to occupy the big chair to preside over another dot-com heyday. But we bet he would if they asked.