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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"

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Harvard Business School '09

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

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Critical Startup Books I Recommend Reading

by Larry Chiang on August 29, 2014

Larry Chiang studies engineering school before he took any class using his fraternity’s class notes. Chiang’s and his co-founder Matt Smith studied FICO too and scored well over 800 which helped them self-fund. Leveraging an augmented FICO’s improved credit score is the bases for #ENGR145 and the CNN iReport video blog. All 14 chapters of “What They Don’t Teach You at Business School” was on Bloomberg Business Week when it launched at Fashion Week 09-09-09. After Chiang’s Harvard Law keynote, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“ (it’s the same title as his NY Times bestseller). If you read his hilariously awesome “What a Supermodel Can Teach a Stanford MBA” and “How to Get Man-Charm”, you will like his latest post Re: Critical Startup Books I Recommend Reading.

By Larry Chiang

Four Steps the the Epiphany. Its critical to get a cash paying customer to cycle through polite interest versus real cash interest. And to “get out of the building.

Lean Startup. The minimum viable product. Plus working knowledge of the vocabuLarry is important.

Crossing the Chasm / Escape Velocity. Geoffrey Moore knows about a chasm you need to cross. He boils down 20 years of knowledge into a book or three. You get all the knowledge for sub $50 bucks, USD (usa dollars)

Art of the Start. Guy Kawasaki and me like the first 17 steps out of the batters box. Art of Start is about focusing on the start of the startup. Don’t laugh. The majority of startup ‘coverage’ in blogs, magazines and press is startup management and vanity metrics. Art of the Start foci on the aspects of starting.

What they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School. 7 stars out of five. If you think its only a 3 star book or 1 star book, its cuz you only read it once. Read and re-read and re-Re read this book. It cuts to the core of executing as an employee-to-be-founder.

Business Model Generation. If your business doesn’t have 5 ways to make money, you probably skimmed this book just once. I used this book to curate the hashtag #EUBM. (Engineer up a Business Model)

Technology Ventures. 11th year of the textbook for ENGR 145 and its just as valid in 2016 as it was when Tom Byers first cranked it out. I used Technology Ventures as the foundation for startup content I curate under #ENGR145


Tech Dinosaurs

August 28, 2014

By Larry Chiang  Tired of being called a Dinosaur?! First, lets define dinosaur. A person who self-labels as a person who isn’t tech savvy and seems antiquated. Feels like the world is off it’s rocker with social networks that do not make common sense. Next, lets embrace who we are at-the-core. And maybe tweak it […]

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Lead Gen Females for Engineers

August 28, 2014

By Larry Chiang My contribution to Sharon Weinbars Facebook post of the same subject Be the “executive producer” of a CS major driven event like Stanfords TRAINING TABLE. And then have female engineers host, produce and invite At a CS major driven event like MITs #ReverseVC pitch, have female engineers host, produce and invite  […]

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Uber’s Referral program / lead gen practices

August 27, 2014

Dear Tips at TC: Uber is cheating Background: uber has a referral program that seems too great to be real. First time users get $30. Referrer gets $30. Only I, as the lead generation (referrer) haven’t been getting credit In the lead gen industry, doing a 50/50 split means it’s a $60 total bounty. A […]

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Best New York Fashion Week Invites LARRY CHIANG, SUPERMODEL

August 26, 2014
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Best MBFW invites will be here LARRY CHIANG, Super Model

August 26, 2014
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Larry Chiang Sees Your Hail Mary Effort in Silicon Valley. And laughs

August 25, 2014

By Larry Chiang NYSE did it here first. The NYSE tossed a Hail Mary by opening up a first site here. It was the “first major office” outside of NYC according to Few here even know that it’s across from WSGR. It looks like it’s getting mothballed right now? Since then, so many companies […]

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An Ex Credit Bureau Employee Says “Call Me” on Quora

August 22, 2014

By Larry Chiang Calling a credit bureau preserves zero rights. Writing letters is the only way. For example, CEO of Duck9, Larry (@6502838008) 8/22/14, 10:49 AM How do I dispute a debt showing up on my credit report without restarting the clock on it, if it is a legitimate deb… Chiang  Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 8/22/14, […]

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