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I'll shoot you w/a nerf gun if you don't manage your credit.

11:11 is my goal of getting duck9 consumers lots of 1s.

24 1's in a row equals a 750 FICO.

A "one" is an on-time payment in credit reporting code.

A '9'=charged off bad-debt. You wanna duck 9s.

Duck9 = Deep Underground Credit Knowledge (Duck 9's on your credit report. 9's are charge-offs)

"Making sure college credit virgins get deflowered right since 2004"

"Larry Chiang is an expert at the dark art of FICO score preparation"

from Paul Thompson, Founder Scottish American Capital

Harvard Business School '09

"Who needs Stanford Business School when you have Larry Chiang"

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By Larry Chiang 
There are 60,029 other students taking CS 183B
It’s true
I’m taking this class. So with me, there are 63,030 students. I’m here for the education. As EIR, I sat First Chair Entrepreneur
What’s that.
First Chair is like first violin. You sit in the front row and take notes and Motivationally Listen. You PQRST and you definitely pre-study and pre-google the legendary speakers that roll on to the Farm.
The Q in PQRST is to ask questions.
Good questions are the hallmark of any baby-founder. My favorite is, “Can you repeat that.”
Here are the 14 questions from CS 183B (I say 13 but there is a 9a/9b)
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
13 questions from #CS183B. Sept 30, 2014. Lec #3. @paulg

These questions quality make you slightly less likely to start up a startup. You’re less likely to start because your questions do not pertain to starting. All 14 questions had nothing to do with “the first 17 steps to starting up as an entrepreneur”

As EIR at a school in the Boston area, I recommend that you take lesson from your dumber public school friends… Me, I went to Urbana.
Take this lesson: There is a bell curve. I care more about bell curves because I have emotional issues from being on the wrong side of the bell curve for so long
Here are the 20 people on the right side, successful side of the bell curve. And how they got to the good side of the Entrepreneur Bell Curve

Do pay attention to the fact that I memorize links of the speaker who is speaking and stumped as to how to regurgitate themselves 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Answer to question 8
Lecture 3
How can we as students be more productive founders?…

Bitly pgraham 712

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
This quote isn’t taken out of context. It is repeated 4.5x #cs183B…

Result?! The result of Paul Graham’s keynote is 65k+ students falling off the silver bullet startup train. When you quit… You land on the bell curve on the LEFT

Oh wait, there is another PG essay on this. 


The 13 Questions from Lecture 3, CS 183B

October 1, 2014

By Larry Chiang  Paul Graham spoke at Huang Engineering inside Nvidia Auditorium The class is called CS 183B, “How to Start a Startup” Here are the questions. Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 9/30/14, 6:12 PM the questions begin at 31m21s. pay attn to the fact that questions do everything b-u-t ask how to start. #CS183B… D Larry Chiang […]

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Jonathan Coslet, co-founder Texas Pacific Group at Capital Summit

October 1, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF by Larry Chiang Wharton hosts an annual PE conference. My goal here was seeing how PE firms seek alpha. My ulterior motive is to make sure that my business credit risk algo stays dark I hide my secrets in public #RMRMRE I noticed something that dovetails with Jonathan Coslet’s comments at Capital […]

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Citi Developer Challenge, Larry Chiang’s Fee’s $28.8k

October 1, 2014

“ Larry Chiang’s 14 chapters of a book coming out Novenver -11-2019 “What They Will NEVER Teach You at Stanford Business School Citi Mobile Challenge   We are very excited to invite you to register for the Citi® Mobile Challenge! Hope you can join us! The Citi Mobile Challenge is a virtual competition designed to bring […]

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A Few Engineering ENGR145 Videos I Pay Attention To and Take Notes on Even Though I Made Them

October 1, 2014

Tom Byers, Tom Kosnik and Chuck Eesley teach this This is Chuck introducing his Spring 2012 quarter. Tom Kosnik teaches the summer quarters

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Larry Chiang’s Lecture 3 Notes

September 30, 2014

#CS183b Point number 1. startups are as unnatural as skiing. Remember there are ski instructors. Not running instructors. 2:46 YC function was to tell founders the MISTAKES THEY’RE ABOUT TO MAKE. counter intuitive ideas contradict your ideas. Skiing is counterintuitive so there are more instructors. #2 what you need isn’t expertise. This class is about startups. […]

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WTWNTYASBS on Udemy Just Spiked. And Forked

September 30, 2014

By Larry Chiang Months-and-months went by. I didn’t get dick as far as signups Someone tweeted or said something positive…BOOM. 30 new students You. You might be thinking woop-dee-doo. Well, PG mentored me to, “Do things that don’t scale”. 30 new students isn’t scaling… But it’s also not, not scaling. So now, I’m doing a […]

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Y-combinator Startup School, Past, Past, Future and Present

September 29, 2014

Larry Chiang uses crayons, sharpies, more crayons and a photocopier to outflank a team of Y-combinator founders. As a (JBA) Jedi in Business Administration, Harvard wrote about Chiang: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School” and also lets him write here and here. He once parlayed season tickets to Maples pavillion into a […]

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Startups Are So Cheap To Start That It Literally Pays You

September 29, 2014

By Larry Chiang I had to start my business out of a Kinko’s. My Illini Tower quad on the 15th floor doubled as our meeting room. IT wasn’t cheap at 409 E Chalmers.  Now, VCs beg you to take their space. One even gives you five figures to squat office space Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 9/27/14, […]

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Best of Cal Entrepreneur Week 2014 #CS183B

September 29, 2014

Larry Chiang has a J.B.A. (Jedi in Business Administration) because he crashed a thousand, one-hundred campuses, crashed Stanford and got his career start performing the dark art of credit score repair. Him and his mentor hacked the FICO credit score algorithm, shared credit secrets and wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School”. […]

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