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Asking No-Risk Questions

by Larry Chiang on September 20, 2014

By Larry Chiang
Silicon Valley is no-joke. Because it is so super fast
Take this video lecture that is 9:59. 

I bolt through 5 books and extrapolate 2-10 years into the future. 9 minutes. 59 seconds.
How can you the newbie Singaporean undergrad hope to catch up, take notes and ask intelligible questions!!?!
You start with asking no-risk questions.
Super majority of people will dismiss this video

Majority of interested people will simply bookmark. 

A small minority of people will watch and re-watch this video. They will make a public proclamation of mastery and like it. 
500 people watched it
50 people re watched it (and took notes)
4 people liked it
8 people tweeted the #CTCFTR hashtag.

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)

Motivationally listen.*
Ask no-risk questions*
Get three legendary internships in a row*

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Here is an example “NO RISK QUESTION” you can ask anywhere with OR WITHOUT PERMISSION.

/1/ (raise hand, fingers spread)
Try it.
Every time I’ve done it, the industry expert doing the ENGR 145 guest lecture says, “Thank you for the great question”.
You scream: “Repeat that?!”
Hunter Walk, Michael Dearing, Chris Douvos, Chris Kelly #GuestLecturing say, “Omg, good question. I’m glad you asked”
Lol, this works every time, 99% of the time!!

ENGR145’s two anchor videos move you to the right on the entrepreneur bell curve
There are tips in my feed at Twitter dot com / larrychiang #MotivationalListening
You need to listen super well as an undergrad because you are trying to uncover a clear problem. This clear problem is what you get paid as an intern to do.
“But Larry Chiang, I’m willing to work for free. I just want the experience.”
LARRY CHIANG answer: Buddy, it’s easier to get a paid engineering internship, than a non-paid 
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