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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

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What’s a Gateway Mentor?

by Larry Chiang on May 28, 2015

Moonshine at @SXSW 2011 With @LarryChiang #sxsw – YouTube 

By Larry Chiang
Mentorship is important. But many miss the point. Many people rely on getting assigned a mentor. The general population fights getting mentored because they resisted a teacher in school. 
Be street smart
You have to ‘pay’ a mentor with gifts, compliments, advocacy of issues they care about or/and flowers
It’s street smart to woo a mentor with flowers 

As *your* gateway mentor, my only requested payment is that you write a paper thank you card to a high school teacher you had.

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
I resemble a ‘gateway mentor’ (…

Female-to-female mentorship is tricky because older women sometimes don’t like younger versions of them
Kevin Kowalke (@kevinkowalke)
#MrPeabody, Dr. Dog, and the importance of a mentor #SXSW #GoGetChitter @LarryChiang

A gateway mentor helps you cut a verbal deal for a baseball. To teach you cutting deals with VCs and Silicon Valley bank execs:


Riley @Golden State Warriors = Must See TV

May 28, 2015

By Larry Chiang “What They Don’t Teach You at Marquette Athletics” you father, Dell Curry, does. This is how you listen to your mentor, adjust your postgame, game and do well with media: Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) 5/27/15, 9:52 PM MVPs at the podium. Carmen Kiew (@carmenkiew) 5/27/15, 9:03 PM Let this GIF live […]

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Hello world. PayPal me $15.05. Thank You, Larry Chiang.

May 28, 2015

By Larry Chiang I’ve got $250,000 to give away $15.05 at a time. Coding will help you execute “signature business subroutines”. Coding with a dash of sales skills will help you a lot. Coding is kinda easy. Here is $15.05 I code and you should too.  CEO of Duck9, Larry (@6502838008) 5/27/15, 8:23 PM 1st […]

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BaZillionDollarClub TV Show at Bellagio July 21-22, 2015

May 27, 2015

By Larry Chiang Distribution.  BaZillionDollarClub (@bazilliondc) 2/18/15, 3:38 PM HELLO WORLD from the biggest dorks in Silicon Valley. cc @davemcclure @brady #bzdc And a distribution expert came… brady forrest (@brady) 5/27/15, 3:21 PM .@MichellePhan came by @highway1io for @bazilliondc with @davemcclure & @christine_tsai BaZillionDollarClub (@bazilliondc) 5/27/15, 3:17 PM special guest #BZDC shoot today @highway1io — @MichellePhan founder @ipsy, YouTube superstar, social media savant. Las Vegas dates  Photo credit Larry […]

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Michael Arrington’s 10-year

May 27, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.  By Larry Chiang There is a party next Saturday!! Michael Arrington (@arrington) 5/27/15, 2:51 PM Come To The TechCrunch 10-Year Birthday Meetup via @TechCrunch Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 5/27/15, 6:28 PM 12-3pm party. #06June15@TechCrunch party w/ @arrington… 12-3pm party. #06June15

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Mary Meeker’s “Internet Trends” 2015

May 27, 2015

2015 Internet Trends — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

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From Zero Users to Over a Million API Calls a Day

May 27, 2015

By Larry Chiang Not only do I read Women2.0, I also write there. I did a stint during my “gender reversal entrepreneurship exercises”. Like Johnny Depp, Johnny Depp and David Faustino.  Here what I read Women 2.0 (@women2) 5/21/15, 6:10 AM From zero users to over a million API calls a day… @Catheryne_N explains how @BlockCypher did it @Medium To quote Catheryne: […]

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Meet Growth Hacker, Brianna of YC’s Tilt

May 27, 2015

By Larry Chiang Lol Brianna used a franchise hit, ‘Mr Marina’ to win Woman of the Year. So when it comes to growth, YC’s “Tilt” knows: Brianna knows Growth Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 5/27/15, 9:15 AM YC’s (crowd)@tilt has a great #GrowthHacker (@briannabear) Growth methods:… Disclosure: Brianna studied under Julia and Kevin Hartz as an […]

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Early Adopt My YouTube, You Must

May 27, 2015

By Larry Chiang I have resorted to speaking like Yoda to get you to swallow something. Ingest, engulf and put inside of you a piece of wisdom my mentor gave me; Cross the Chasm from higher ground so you don’t need chasm “escape velocity“.  Were you crying when you watched Episode III for the 11th […]

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1 YC Casualty is Tragic. 100 is a Statistic.

May 26, 2015

By Larry Chiang Being well networked, I know a lot of people. A lot of people know me. So what.  Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 2/21/15, 9:57 AM One startup casualty is tragic. A hundred is a statistic. #vcSecrets So, what’s important is not that /1/ I’m popular. /2/ I’m smart. /3/ It’s not important that I am […]

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