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How Austin Can Get Home Field Advantage at Home

by Larry Chiang on August 28, 2015

By Larry Chiang
This is going to sound oxymoronic but is genius in a way that I value. You want to seem like you’re the crasher of a party YOU are hosting. 
Let me repeat, when you host a party, do not be the cliche host that is stressed about people having a good time. Be the carefree +1’s, plus one. This. Applies. To. Austin. 
So many times, conferences are held in Austin as a destination. Austin, as a city is on fire and draws as a destination. Austin should lever the fact that industry’s have industry specific meetings. 
Let us change gears and focus on an entrepreneurship class (CS 178, How to start a startup):

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
There were portions in your lecture @JoshuaBaer that Silicon Valley kinda says, sorta whispers BUT IS CRITICAL Re starting company. #cs178
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Coincidence #1 @JoshuaBaer. We both reached break-even before we incorporated. #cs178

(I wrote about how to accept money. I blogged about how to take in revenue. I created a hashtag: #CSmajorCRO for this express purpose). 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Coincidence #2 @JoshuaBaer. We both did our company nomenclature off of our mentor’s company. #cs178

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
@JoshuaBaer did a sequel company. Spin Out companies are genius.

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
@JoshuaBaer‘s first company was a division of his mentors company.

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
#CS178 @JoshuaBaer have you heard of the startup name game “three quarters baked” #3qb

Now, back to home field advantage at home. 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Last year, the industry conference you’re crashing had the same layout as this year (obvi)

You kinda wanna crash as a CS major undergrad. 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
SpredFast Summit is #SFsummit. Go if you’re UT and #EUBM up an #LCMCC (@ Hyatt Regency Austin w/ 15 others)

NAPBS is SEPT 20-22. It’s at the JW Marriott. 

I hope you’re good at googling what NAPBS is because there is so much ancillary work to augment their effort. Email me to expand…



Longhorn Startup, First Class August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015

Longhorn Startup (@LonghornStartup) 8/27/15, 6:40 AM First class tonight at 6:30pm in GDC 2.216. Open to all @UTAustin students! @JoshuaBaer explains How to Start STARTING a Company in College. Joshua Baer (@JoshuaBaer) 8/26/15, 10:44 PM Up late getting ready for the first @LonghornStartup class of the semester. 120 students registered (so far). I’m excited! @UTAustin #HookEm Joshua Baer (@JoshuaBaer) […]

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Small, Specific, Executables. For Undergrads to S-T-A-R-T-U-P

August 27, 2015

By Larry Chiang Starting is so painful that founders actually release a brain chemical that masks the memory of that pain.  Since 1884, nothing has really changed. Here is the good news, should you consider reading further… Momentum and flow is all around you. Energy is all around. Aim small and start ever-so-small.  I have […]

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CS Majors Use Binaural Headset to Motivationally Listen Better

August 27, 2015

By Larry Chiang Listening to tonality helps. Over the telephone, words are just 7% of communication.  Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 8/27/15, 8:58 AM I will bet you, the CS major in the foreground is using a binaural headset: #CSmajorCRO (background, not so much) A binaural headset helps because you can listen better. I will bet you […]

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CS Major CRO

August 27, 2015

By Larry Chiang Selling over the telephone. Not many CS majors can close deals. Not many sales people have a CS degree.  Both skill sets together (selling and CS) helps make you awesome.  Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 8/27/15, 8:54 AM Look up CS major CRO. I cared enough in my hobby to make a hashtag for […]

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Danny Sullivan concludes, “pre paid is cheaper than post paid.”

August 26, 2015

By Larry Chiang This is a credit secret. I’m filing this under Deep Underground Credit Knowledge 9’s “signature credit protocols”. How to get cheaper cell phone services: Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) 8/24/15, 6:00 PM I don’t get Verizon. New “no contract” plan is $50 for 1GB. Prepaid no contract is $45 for 1GB (&2GB with autopay) […]

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Crashing Industries

August 26, 2015

By Larry Chiang This is my guest lecture for CS 178. The “Crashing Industries” outline I did in reverse chronological order on my @LarryChiang  For this blog post, I put them in order. Later I’ll add video. I even put my cellphone number and a bonus prize* for pre-reading.  Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 8/25/15, 2:35 PM “Crashing […]

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Getting Back to Zero With “Rule of 11:11” #RuleOf1111

August 26, 2015

By Larry Chiang I pay attention to the notes people take in their journal about life, inflection points.  This would count as an inflection point: Chris Sacca (@sacca) 8/25/15, 4:06 PM The richest you’ll ever feel is when you pay off all your debts and get back to zero. This jives and dovetails with this […]

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Austin Tech Founders Networking Mixer, September 3, 2015 at 5:30

August 24, 2015

Larry Chiang pre-promotes live events months and months before they occur. With his 09-09-09 book release at New York Fashion Week, What They Don’t Teach You At Stanford Business School made a huge splash, made the NY Times bestseller list and returned invested capital before the launch. #WTDTYASBS’s distributed at Sundance and SXSW months and […]

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2-5 Students in a Team, with a FICO Over 750, Entrepreneur Up

August 24, 2015

By Larry Chiang Everyone can cook.  That is what Ratatouille’s chef mentor stressed. Well, as your mentor, I’m saying lever up to level up – raise all yalls FICO score 750 – get a mini company concept up and going.  – execute stuff that does not cost money Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 7/13/15, 9:17 AM Inside […]

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