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Guru Gyaan Entrepreneurship

by Larry Chiang on July 30, 2014

By Larry Chiang

I was called a guru gyaan! 

I googled it and it translates to “Guru’s advice”. While I’m honored, it’s not me who is the guru.

It’s you.

Ok, maybe not you yet. But if you listen to my mentor, Mark McCormack, you will be. Mark McCormack is a starting up a startup guru. His method involves realizing all startups are sequels to other things.

“Nothing starts in a vacuum”
- me citing a mentor 

“Nature abhors a vacuum”
- my engineering prof

In the same way that my yoga guru, Giselle Mari, mentors: 

“Entrepreneurship is a practice, not a perfection”
- Giselle Mari, my Jivamukti teacher

Let us practice in an arena far from the Bay Area in a world that won’t hold failure against you: Athletics.

Specifically, baseball.

More specifically d-i-s-t-r-i-b-u-t-i-o-n.
Even more specific: sales distribution.
Tactically: selling.


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Can I get the Derek Jeter Nike baseball cleats. #Jumpman (@ Niketown -


Nike San Francisco (@NikeSF)
@LarryChiang We do not have baseball cleats. Is there anything else we can help you with today?

PROBLEM DEFINED: Derek Jeter can’t sell his shoes. Derek Jeter can’t get distribution. Derek Jeter got Michael Jordan to advocate him in a video.


You as future guru gyaan will sell more baseball cleats than Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter

Download the official Twitter app here and tweet “guru gyaan”

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)

Steps inside the small steps.

/1/ sell the shoes before you have to buy them from baseball express
/2/ practice SEO-ing
/3/ get a wordpress blog (5min sign up)
/4/ get a PayPal account you use to invoice
/5/ once you get paid PayPal, use baseball express to do your fulfillment. 
/2a/ learn how to #mvbp (minimum viable blog post)
/2b/ learn EUTWMPPM {subroutine #EUTWMPPM}
In short, it’s where you engineer up a tidal wave of momentum by
- having WordPress 
- blog a post that links to…
- Plancast account 
- Pinterest a handwritten page
- order $110 in food (if you’re in India, USD $10 will do)
- embed two YouTubes
- host on Eventbrite with your own Eventbrite account a super small party with 3-10 people attending.
- social media link with twitter /fB
- blog again another MVBP  {subroutine #MVBP} with two tweets embedded
- do a real world afterparty {subroutine “Minimum Viable Party” as per Xconomy article}
- allocate $50-70 for movie tix giveaway*

guru gyaan up you bitchezz
Listen. If you wanna sleep with a girl, you gotta get to a quorum. If you wanna sell anything, get to a partial-quorum. My mentor’s genius lies with his ability to do “triangulation influence”
Omg, I’m going to say this and fear sound like a yogi, but “there is momentum all around us. We just need to channel existing energy”
Lets go back.
Stop scanning. Lets go back to the specific steps in selling those special baseball shoes called “cleats”. Execute these to build your entrepreneur muscles. Exercise your execution. 
Practice en route to being a guru.
What’s your name? Tell me in the comments below
Let us AGAIN practice in an arena far from the Bay Area in a world that won’t hold failure against you: Yoga Journal conference, SF. JANUARY 15-18, 2015 you can promote whatever you want if you buy a few yoga classes at Yoga Journal conference.



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Larry Chiang is a self funded entrepreneur as is his co-founder. He 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) and now teaches us […]

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The Only Way to Run Credit Bureau Disputes via Email

July 29, 2014

Larry Chiang uses crayons and sharpie markers to outperform a team of MBAs. As a (JBA) Jedi in Business Administration, Harvard wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“. He once took an entrepreneurship class at Stanford University three and a half times by sitting first row entrepreneurship. He goes through life with […]

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2010 Alexander Valley Release Day Party in 2014

July 28, 2014

Larry Chiang helped Harvard Law make fun of Stanford Business in, “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School”. In Harvard’s Harbus, he wrote the Fifth Epiphany that featured a Mr Peabody Movie Release Party. Its about 5 books and the sequels to all those books. He loves sequel franchises and the ‘Alexander Valley […]

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Larry Chiang to Attend TechCrunch Annual

July 28, 2014

Larry Chiang got a JBA (Jedi in Business Administration) after acing 13 networking parties. After a Harvard event, they wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“. He got invited to co-teach THE entrepreneurship class at Stanford University. How?! Because he was willing to adopt the gay, male, assistant “Lloyd” role in a […]

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PayPal’s CVV

July 28, 2014

By Larry Chiang Ask me questions at… Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 7/28/14, 9:02 AM PayPal’s cvv If you have a smartphone, get the app here PayPal doesn’t ask you for a CVV. This is a perfect case study for reading the PayPal “Terms of Service”. There are conflicting answers because few read the TOS. Reading the […]

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Set The Curve as a TechCrunch, August Capital Guest

July 28, 2014

Larry Chiang DJs the engineering and biz dev skills into a JBA (Jedi in Business Administration). 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 and recently wrote about the Fifth Entrepreneur Epiphany which is a book review of […]

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My SXSW Method to Get Selected for “Panel Picker” 2015

July 24, 2014

By Larry Chiang  I’ve always wondered about SXSW content. If it was so awesome, why wait 6-8 months? I’ve also always wondered about the GMAT. I mean why ace a test just to wait 12-38 months for knowledge you need now (OB, fin & accy. Organizational behavior, finance, accounting). Why wait? I’ve also wondered by […]

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Outside Hacks SF CA

July 24, 2014

Unedited by Larry Chiang  Greetings from Outside Hacks! This years Outside Hacks had double the response from last year so we went and researched you all and have decided to open the doors early for the best of the people who applied.  Sooo…. Congratulations! Your name will be on the priority list at the door […]

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“What I’d Do as a 20 Year Old Intern” at Cory Levy’s Internapoluza

July 23, 2014

By Larry Chiang Michael Stoppelman  Kevin Hartz Kara Swisher Unofficial Austin (@UnofficialATX) 7/22/14, 7:40 PM Kara Swisher on “What I’d Do as a 20 yo Intern”: via @YouTube Cory Levy Michael Callahan  Max Levchin and Keith Rabois all spoke at Internpalooza Max Levchin, University of Illinois alum spoke to me and dozens of Illinois […]

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