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1 YC Casualty is Tragic. 100 is a Statistic.

by Larry Chiang on May 26, 2015

By Larry Chiang
Being well networked, I know a lot of people. A lot of people know me.
So what. 
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
One startup casualty is tragic. A hundred is a statistic. #vcSecrets

So, what’s important is not that

/1/ I’m popular.
/2/ I’m smart.
/3/ It’s not important that I am hilarious – I put shitake at Harvard to make fun of the Pac12 school I’m an athletic booster at:
Who helps YC portfolio companies “Cross the Chasm From the Right” #CTCFTR and “tilt!” [Photo credit: Larry Chiang]
And hilarious. Because I connect “Mr Peabody” with Eric Ries, professor Steve Blank and Mark McCormack (Oh yes!, I did have brain power to make it funny cc Sherman and Mr Peabody ūüėČ
What’s important is that YC is 45 startup deaths away from racking up 100. 100 YC startups dying, will be like 1,000,000 Asians during WWII. And no one has uttered a peep for all the Chinese and Russians killed. Just. A. statistic.
Will 100 be just a stat.
I am not down with that. 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Distribution. It’s the most thought about issue that VCs fire founders over #DuckCh9Bk‚Ķ

#Duck entrepreneurship bankruptcy (#Ch9 Bk) Duck the quiet shutdown and subtle enrollment in a Top 6 business school, like Wharton.

Duck, 9 and maybe listen when 11 YC partners scream “do things that don’t scale (But Have Momentum)”

Stanford Engineering’s, ENGR 145’s 2 anchor videos move your revenue-less startup to the right on the entrepreneur bell curve 
At an early age, I learned having a large super brain and being good at sports is not special. There are a lot of people that get recruited to Stanford. (Like Chasson Randle who got recruited to Illinois and Stanford but baseball. And I picked Illinois while he picked Stanford)

Use my large brain to avoid being a premature startup casualty (to quote Engr145 professor, Tom Kosnik). Please study the engr 145 video “Cross the Chasm From the Right”

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Emergency swings and cutting deals as an 9 year old


Dan Ha, Ooshma Garg, Ricky Yean and Greg Gretsch Star In Entrepreneurship Panel That Got Me Fired!

May 26, 2015

By Larry Chiang I love politics.  Am fascinated when talented people work with talented people. Don’t hurl, but I’m talented. Like √ľbermensch talented. I used to be young and talented. So, I took on a political mentor. That mentor would come in handy because I got fired by producing something for undergrad entrepreneurship for females. […]

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The Incubation

May 26, 2015

By Larry Chiang Incubate your mind with a mentor: Incubate an incubator: Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 5/26/15, 8:04 AM Incubating, germinating and developing the StartX.‚Ķ Incubate a Stanford incubator  Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 5/26/15, 8:01 AM ‘Incubating the Stanford Incubator’ by installing an undergrad to speak did not endear me w/admins :-))‚Ķ Get some startup money […]

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Accelerated Networking Happens Fast at Google IO

May 26, 2015

Martin Kool (@mrtnkl) 9/6/13, 7:40 AM “Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, the lead product manager for Chrome Apps” ?!‚Ķ … seems @Rahul‘s been working late eh? /cc @q42 Rahul (@Rahul) 9/6/13, 8:16 AM @mrtnkl YES! Here’s a picture of me with him from IO11 Rahul Roy-Chowdhury & Rahul of Q42

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Satellite AfterParties at io15

May 26, 2015

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 6/28/12, 9:34 AM @BoxPlatform @BoxHQ can I have #ENGR145 students co-host the @cartoonart #AfterParty 9-10pm #io12 #GoogleIO Link to this or comment if you’re doing a Google I/O afterparty 

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Launching Your #ENGR145 App at Google I/O #io15

May 26, 2015

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 6/28/12, 3:30 PM @GabrielleShiner & @DanieljShiner great job yesterday launching your app!! #ENGR145 at #GoogleIO #io12 by doing #PayMeToDoLeadGen Engineering 145 io15

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May 25, 2015 By Larry Chiang Let me take you down a rabbit hole.  Credit, avoiding startup bankruptcy, getting free credit and growth hacking. It’s all in blogs I author.  Unofficial Austin (@UnofficialATX) 8/9/14, 7:48 AM BCSEUTWM is ‚ÄúBuilding Credit Score, Engineering Up Tidal Wave of Momentum‚ÄĚ. There are 101 text messages… Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 4/28/15, 9:23 […]

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Hello World vs Embed a PayPal Button

May 25, 2015

By Larry Chiang Ham radio, Hello World, embedding PayPal buttons Learn. To. Code. wa1gov (@wa1gov) 7/19/14, 12:33 PM Long before computer programming, #hamradio operators were literally saying “Hello World” and still do! Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 5/25/15, 2:28 PM Screw learning to code at college. Learn to install a PayPal button @photomatt‘s “WordPress”. ‚Ķ‚ĶText me. This is […]

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Like Shark Tank and wanna be a founder pitching?

May 25, 2015

By Larry Chiang And Stanford female founders:  Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 10/4/14, 3:26 PM Roominate, part of StartX #SharkTank‚Ķ StartX is a student run business accelerator, startup company incubator. Small companies grow out of it. Mini company concepts become larger when a business accelerator helps startups scale.  Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 5/25/15, 10:37 AM “Obvi I know […]

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Larry Chiang Curates on Twitter #vcSecrets

May 25, 2015

By Larry Chiang Good news kids. My great brain is open sourced.  Since you LOVE #ENGR145,… Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 5/25/15, 9:15 AM Gateway to VC #ENGR145‚Ķ(How capital efficient are you with your 3 fico scores over 750?) Maybe explode your brain with money.  Money has a component that is 1000x larger than cash-on-hand. It’s called […]

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