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Why Great Tech Content Fails to Distribute

by Larry Chiang on April 24, 2014

By Larry Chiang 

Getting distribution with content that should “go viral” is tough. Let’s say you’ve some experts like Robyn Duda. She similarly has content on this topic and is doing a webinar

***  Robyn Duda’s *** How Tech Events Fail or Succeed

Here is why tech content fails to distribute
  • Not getting enough attendees to blog that they’re attending and tweet
  • Failing to get Slideshare presos up before the event
  • Not doing a livestream video for free
  • Short, simple sweet hashtags
  • Forgetting to lever YouTube and embed videos into WORDPRESS posts
  • Having a stand-alone Eventbrite page plus the Eventbrite plugin on landing pages
It helps you activate your brand and get distribution if you 
  • Having multiple landing pages
  • Gender balance the conference
  • Control and augment the hotel venue space (Four Seasons Austin and select Starwood properties do this well)
  • Program content for spouses
  • Taking into consideration Feng shui of space
  • Flexing the agenda with an open and crowd sourced content.
  • Get a student component
  • Get student speakers to energize audience. 

Great fashion shows used to not get enough distribution… EVEN FOR CONTENT AS GREAT AS TORY BURCH’s

American Express’ Under-Promoted Credit Truths at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (MBFW)” 

My Stanford Engineering video boils down 20,000 hours and moves you to the right on the entrepreneur bell curve 

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2014, San Francisco Bachelor Auction

April 22, 2014

Unedited by Larry Chiang  While I can’t confirm if I getting sold or not… I can confirm I’ll be there  From: The Guardsmen <hlapping (at) guardsmen dot .org>Date: April 22, 2014 12:33:10 PM PDTTo: Larry Chiang <>Subject: San Francisco Bachelor Auction – Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now until 4/30Reply-To: The Guardsmen <> If you […]

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How to Join Them To Beat Them

April 22, 2014

By Larry Chiang The old adage was if you can’t beat em, join ‘em. This post is about “How to join them to beat them” This pattern repeats! First I got mad.  Then I googled Then I made the problem more clear Then I padded my wallet by joining them Then I allocated a portion […]

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PayPal Lead Generation Expert, Larry Chiang

April 22, 2014

By Larry Chiang PayPal funded my move to Palo Alto from Urbana because I connected a credit card to an email address. At the time, they were paying $5-15 per email address as a new account Steve Jurvetson just funded hotmail so email became free.  That was a big problem if you’re paying for each […]

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Motivationally Listening to Customers

April 21, 2014

By Larry Chiang I sit first chair entrepreneurship and listen super well. This post is about listening to customers in the “Engineering Up a Business Model” framework that sits on top of ‘Lean Startup’ at E245. Engineering Up a Business Model is a multiple site discovery to “Business Model Canvas”. E245 is about “Technology Entrepreneurship”. […]

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Larry Chiang’s SXSW Push for Amex VERSUS Amex’s Concert with Jay Z

April 20, 2014

By Larry Chiang Jay Z played at SXSW. Lets look at ROI  – for us people of color. – ROI in terms of new customers – ROI in terms of new college students Note: Amex did their ‘Choice’ product. It a sub prime card. Amex still does not have an entry level product. Read at […]

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Larry Chiang in LONDON England, DECEMBER 2, 2014

April 20, 2014

By Larry Chiang News: Ed Razek announced that the Victoria Secret show is Dec 2 in London. I got the jump on preparing his models for this show and their entrepreneurial PRACTICE. You do not dabble entrepreneurship. You don’t perfect entrepreneurship. You p-r-a-c-t-i-c-e. I’m hosting a pre party for this event Sept 9 at the […]

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Maybe Practice Entrepreneurship??

April 19, 2014

By Larry Chiang What They *DO* Teach You At Stanford Engineering School is to practice entrepreneurship. Perfectly doing a billion dollar startup is kinda tough I’m Larry Chiang and I want to build you up doing entrepreneurship so well that YC recruits you without YOU ever having to apply. As a CS major, practice entrepreneurship. […]

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Got Fired?!

April 19, 2014

By larry chiang Did you get fired from the startup you started? Hmmm… social media pressure VERSUS CASH-MONEY pressure. Countermeasures…, engage. A mentor of mine says ‘Boom goes the dynamite’. A different mentor says “Engage countermeasure #9, #11. from The Playbook. He’s a lawyer and went to Yale Law social media pressure VERSUS “CASH-MONEY countermeasures” […]

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Phone Sex as a CS Major Undergrad

April 18, 2014

By Larry Chiang The thought of CS majors giving phone sex gets me excited as an investor. Why!? Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 4/18/14, 10:00 AM Give good phone? Giving good phone is a business concept that sounds dirty. It’s about taking well on the phone. Why speak well on the phone. 38% of communication is tonality […]

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