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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)

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By Larry Chiang
Zero money de la #ch9 (entrepreneurship). Bk. 
Bankruptcy is probably one of the most common occurrences in business that only Stanford Engineering tries to explain via #ENGR145. Duck Bk? Avoid bankruptcy?
Here’s Steve teasing you with #cs183e  
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
[this makes me wonder if ex #ENGR145 professor Steve, is thinking about “edit” via ‘Bk’ (bankruptcy) #cs183e] #MissionIntent



Deep Underground Hotel Knowledge

March 25, 2017

UPDATE: Dhara Dhevi Hotel is NOT part of Mandarin Oriental. This makes so much more sense now. By Larry Chiang Duck9 is all about helping you avoiding and ducking startup BK and ducking 9’s on your credit report.  Well this piece is about avoiding a rip off called Dhara Dhevi Hotel. Yes, Mandarin Oriental’s Dhara Dhevi Hotel. […]

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Caitlin K. Jeansonne on Qualification Percentages Between Women and Men

March 24, 2017

Caitlin K. Jeansonne (@qcait) 3/22/17, 10:43 AM Women don’t apply for jobs until they fit 100% of the qualifications. Men apply at 50% & plan to figure the rest out. #JanesofDigital #SMX Let us contrast FITYMI versus #ImposterSyndrome when it comes to being a jobapreneur. Women rarely Fake It Til You Make It. They wait […]

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Jennifer Lindley and Holly Mechsner Discuss Silicon Valley VCs Outside of The Bay Area 

March 24, 2017

PHOENIX, Arizona By Larry Chiang Venture capital. We have not needed VC money since the Wright Brothers. Yes, they plowed bicycle sales profits into cofounding #AeroEng.  Anyway, Arizona governor, Gov Ducey hosted SF VCs in Paradise Valley.  Holly Mechsner (@HollyMechsner) 3/24/17, 12:38 AM Interesting panel at #AZtech2017 with Jack Selby, Mike Fong, @jpressman and @crazyfoo Jack Selby, Mike Fong, @jpressman and @crazyfoo (Josh McFarland) […]

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How to Do Basic Networking

March 22, 2017

By Larry Chiang Networking. In 2017, it’s what you know as a Stanford engineer and who you know. Increase what you know by googling and reading who the invited speakers are.  Networking is my mentor’s Chapter 4. I tagged networking items on twitter #ch4 [I swear it’s only the student athletes in Stanford engineering who read the […]

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Trojan Horses, Trojan Cows and Cromwell Schubarth’s YC Demo Day Tweets About Distribution

March 21, 2017

By Larry Chiang Trojan horse maneuver…, I know you very well! So, let us look deep Underground and examine capital knowledge and the YC effort to do things that not scale. Let’s look at a very specific promotion tactic that’s as old as the Richest Man in Babylon. He gave away crystal stemware when he […]

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Trojan Horse for Distribution

March 20, 2017

Read page 75, “Without Their Permission” you hustling stanford engineering kids who wanna wedge into YC. Read. That. Book. Comment on what Alexis mentors us to do!

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Fake It Till You Make It Meets Imposter Syndrome

March 20, 2017

By Larry Chiang So I ball, break down what VC’s say. I parse what VC’s say and break it down into core “Deep Underground Capital Knowledge”. VC’s kind of give us a partial picture. Here is some insight into FITYMI and Imposter Syndrome.  FITYMI. Josh McFarland (@crazyfoo) 1/24/16, 11:02 PM Good luck @jasontoff! And remember… FITYMI. […]

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Chasms, Arbitrage and Gaps

March 20, 2017

By Larry Chiang I wanted to call this article, the luck o’ the Chinese. There is a ‘signature business recipe’ for luck. See what is in Holly’s mouth “#poBox16589”. The Victoria’s Secret, secret shopping cart hack Kenneth Lin (Credit Karma) told me about. He’s CEO of Credit Karma. And we think engineers should manage their […]

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Gaps and More Gaps Before A Gaping “Chasm”

March 20, 2017

By Larry Chiang I try to fill in the gaps for when VC’s talk in their attempt to mentor us. My experience comes from being a start practitioner, startup board member, postmortem editor and all around curious guy. Let’s fill in some gaps. -1- Gap #1: The ABCs of startup. There is an a, b, […]

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