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Be More YC Than a YC Company

by Larry Chiang on July 9, 2014

By Larry Chiang 

Be more YC than a YC company.


Pretend you went to 11 Tuesday night dinners by
– reading and executing all 42 PG blog posts.
– documenting your work on wordpress.
– then get recruited

Stop networking.
Stop talking and analyzing.
Start executing.
Then document your execution.
(Plot spoiler, you cannot look good every step of the way


Non YC companies don’t iterate eWeek to eWeek (entrepreneur week). For example, they go to eWeek and then execute zero. YC teaches you street smarts. LOOK AT THOSE PG essays. Stop being jealous of their acceptance.

Make THEM jealous that YOU are more YC than THEY are. How?! Document via WORDPRESS.

How do you document startup work, again? 

Please tell me you know what “PG” is bc you googled phrases you didn’t understand and took physical notes in a moleskin.

Document your work 

Re read and memorize as-if you paid $200,000 to hear this.

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