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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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Larry Chiang’s Lecture 3 Notes

by Larry Chiang on September 30, 2014

 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. Startups are about users!!!!
Make something people want.

Artifacts of fakeness. Young founder think figuring out the tricks. Figuring out the “extracurricular” — Growth hacks.
10:45 growth hack is just to make a good product (so that you can go viral ;-)

#3) Gaming the system stops working.
How do you wanna win what you win by doing

#4)  Startups are all consuming.
its all hidden.

Founders all say: It never gets easier. Total volume of worry doesn’t decrease.
start a startup in college. Are you crazy?! (17:12)

18:45 Paul is saying you’re damned if you start a startup.
1839 DO not start a startup
1900 Do not start a startup in college
19:19How to have a good life
Paul is saying you’re damned if you start Fb 20:00

More likely to succeed if you wait

#5) You can’t tell what you might become

Tough to predict how ambitious. It is verrry tough. Founders think they know, but they don’t. Military is the same way

attitudes have no correlation to success.

if you’re terrified, you shouldn’t do it.
Try. But not now. 24:20 (confirm time. Link tweet

6/ get ideas by trying to not think of startup ideas.

Bad. but bad and plausible.
Take a step back

Turn your brain into a machine that gins out “side projects”

27:30 Unconscious competent.

case after case – later userful

maybe I have an “Internal compass” 28:02

“gratifying your interest energetically”



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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Stanford Engineering’s Sequel Startup Company Concept Guest Lectured by Larry Chiang

September 29, 2014

Larry Chiang got and gives out JBA’s (Jedi in Business Administration). After Chiang’s Harvard Law keynote, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“ (the same title as his NY Times best seller that came out at New York Fashion Week). It isn’t to be confused with the sequel book, “What […]

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Legendary Keynote by Lisa Falzone at Stanford Entrepreneur Week w/ LARRY CHIANG Structured Notes

September 28, 2014

By Larry Chiang We saw Lisa Falzone and paid attention to her effort. By “we”, I mean Tom Kosnik and me. Her efforts started with a baby business. Then iterated. She blogged a little.   And also sold and promoted 9:59 video sums up 14 chapters of a book coming out 11-11-2019 “What They Will […]

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CS183B’s Startup of You, Inc.

September 28, 2014

Larry Chiang commands a fabricated degree called a J.B.A. Jedi in Business Administration and siddled up to Mark McCormack. Neither he nor his mentor went to Harvard Business. But after Chiang’s HLS keynote, Harvard’s Harbus wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School”. Better than a credit bureau dispute penned from downtown Palo […]

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Follow Your CS183B Effort, Not Your Passion

September 28, 2014

update: there is a new cs 183b video below Larry Chiang is a credit industry expert and a J.B.A. (Jedi in Business Administration). As padawan to Mark McCormack, Chiang got to keynote at a University he was verbally recruited to: Harvard Law. Afterwards, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School”. […]

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Singaporean New Venture Creation Students, Get an American Internship the Entrepreneurial Way

September 28, 2014

By Larry Chiang I co-taught a class for National University of Singapore  at Stanford University called, “New Ventures Creation”. See the videos on my channel at YouTube. New Venture Creation class w/ @larrychiang starts Jan 19! It’s hashtag will be #nvc11 — Tom Kosnik (@tjkosnik) January 6, 2012 You see, “New Ventures Creation” seems intimidating […]

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