Larry Chiang, President and CEO


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"

from David Rohrsheim, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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Networking for Mentors

by Larry Chiang on July 22, 2014

By Larry Chiang 
cc Ramit Sethi
cc Ramit Sethi’s mentee “Skyrocket Your Productivity”
I’ve a bunch of articles on “Mentorship” (my #Ch5) in GigaOm and VentureBeat and TC
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
The Quick Guide to Surrounding Yourself with Successful People:…

To find a mentor of your own:

  1. Find three people that you would like to be mentored by. Pick three people that are one or two levels above you (this can mean in business, playing tennis, nutrition, communication… don’t limit yourself).
  2. Look for advice from these people. Read their blog posts, books, etc.
  3. Implement the advice
  4. Close the loop with them
  5. After you do this for a while, you can start sending them some specific questions and perhaps even ask them for a short Skype call / lunch.
  6. When you do get to talk to your mentor, don’t waste their time by being unprepared. Prepare good questions (you can use the system from chapter on connecting with VIPs) and they’ll be happy to keep the relationship going.
Here is me “closing the loop” at SXSW:

Here is me “closing the loop” at TechCrunch

Here is me “closing the loop” at Stanford Engineering
And closing the loop with Geoffrey Moore 


The Unauthorized Supplemental Content

July 21, 2014

By Larry Chiang  David and Goliath [{and Startups}] Cross the Chasm [{from the Right}] Book-I-Read [{ insert my extra content}] Harvard loves this because all y’all need this info N-O-W. I cannot wait for the sequel(s). Harvard punked with me on the article, “Fifth Epiphany”. It’s the sequel to no less than five MBA seminal […]

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Really Rich People Problems

July 21, 2014

By Larry Chiang Omg. Someone has been trimming the trees in front of xxxx, AT NIGHT, without the approval of the homeowner or the HOA.  We assume that no resident would behave in such a way, as we assume that all residents of understand that trimming of landscaping in front of any residence must be […]

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Beat The FICO

July 20, 2014

Larry Chiang is versed in the dark art of credit and has a JBA (Jedi in Business Administration) and after a Harvard Business School event, they wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“. He taught an entrepreneurship class at Stanford University as an EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence)   PALO ALTO, CALIF. By […]

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July 19, 2014

By Larry Chiang My opinion is that entrepreneurship is a practice. Majority treat startups as a perfection. I’m going to attack this thread from the point of view of a non-entitled student, hungry to study entrepreneurship. Practice entrepreneurship. /1/ Take it before you take it. Have you heard the public speaking adage, “Tell ‘em what […]

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17 Red Flags That Keep You From VC Funding

July 18, 2014

By Larry Chiang I read “Both Sides of the Table”. I watched the YC videos of Fred Wilson and David Lee speaking. Here is what they won’t tell you Re red flags -1- First name at Startup dot com A red flag is solo email for each founder. The red flag it signals is, “We […]

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Chapter 6 Is Sales Curated at “#Ch6″

July 18, 2014

By Larry Chiang  Chapter 6 is S-A-L-E-S. It is integral in my trilogy #WTDTYASBS (09-09-09 release) #WTWNTYASBS (11-11-17 release)  #WTSDTYASBS (11-11-21 release)  It pattern replicates my mentors trilogy #WTDTYAHBS (1981 release) #WTWNTYAHBS (1984 release)  #WTSDTYAHBS (1983 release)  His name was Mark McCormack. I learned from him how important sales is. I first read his book as a high school student and later re-read […]

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David Lee’s YC Keynote + Larry Chiang’s Notes on that Keynote

July 17, 2014

By Larry Chiang I heard a few things I know no one else did. /1/ Do what David’s father did. I bet he self funded that fortune cookie startup. I’ll be he took orders for machines and cookies even before there were cookies or machines. No way does a Taiwanese engineer fundraise 500k, makes a […]

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One School’s Journey from Rags

July 17, 2014

By Larry Chiang Cal sucks. #wrong. Epiphany Hotel at Grand Opening May 20, 2014 Photo credit: LARRY CHIANG Cal does not have to suck!! Cal E Week isn’t about world class speakers speaking at a campus worth one million dollars… It’s about executing, winning, and succeeding against the odds. With no money and no resources. […]

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Timing. How to Game Timing.

July 17, 2014

By Larry Chiang As a comedian, if you mess up your timing, you won’t succeed. Same goes for entrepreneurship. Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 7/14/14, 5:29 PM Timing. I think about this issue a lot but have read very little. Here, I’ll place hold. Here I’ll explore what b-school mentions constantly but doesn’t tactile-ly address Timing of […]

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