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Business Recipes from 1983 is the Secret to My Success

by Larry Chiang on March 20, 2013

By Larry Chiang
AUSTIN, Texas —–

Curious about the plays I run when I life hack?! Well, they’re from a 1983 book WTDTYAHBS. Its my mentor, Mark McCormack’s book. Yes, he wrote it in 1983.

This blog post is an attempt to be 100% transparent. Do NOT think I’m a genius promoter and awesome startup advocate or best-board-member ever… Remember, all I say/think/do/regurgitate (that is great and street smart maestro-like) is from a mentor that wrote a NY Times 15 year bestseller. Mark McCormack.

I’ll tease you with five recipes that I scandalously rebranded with attribution. I call the “Business Recipes from 1983”, ‘Gua Gua Guacamole’. It is because you wanna add 30-35 street smart steps to the 7 step recipe the general population uses. Most VCs buy instant guacamole from the Menlo Park Safeway on Sand Hill road. I add 30-35 street smart steps to a 7 step recipe. It is the new definition of ‘working hard and smart’. It is where street smarts actually gets taught in a classroom at Stanford University and MIT. And UT, but its not in a classroom on campus. I do it at the Four Seasons.

Me?! I’m making Gua Gua Guacamole right now by marinating sweet bell pepps before I BBQ, purée, then chill before mixing it in to avocado-cilantro-etc on Saturday. Biatches!

I’ll preview five recipes and expand on one. Feel free to copy paste my copy paste with or without attribution. I am open source transparent like that. It’s should add about a mill in shareholder equity for your Austin startup by Tuesday.

– Make money while you’re launching
– Host to get an industry exec you don’t know to mentor you (its also a VentureBeat post)
– Engineer up a tidal wave of momentum, perpetual promotion machine (#EUTWMPPM 🙂
– Doing a sequel business.
– Host an After Party to an event that you didn’t produce

I’ll expand the last one in an example that UT students executed

Hosting an After Party is what UT undergrads did at 10:05am March 7. It was post Josh Baer’s Startup Crawl. You build awareness for your Mini Company Concept during 1semester Startup and can make money while you’re promoting.

I hope that makes what I do more clear. Because if you want to read from my playbook, buy my mentors book:

“What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School”. It’s used on Amazon for 1c.

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Larry’s mentor Mark McCormack wrote this in 1983.
His own book came out 09-09-09. It is called ‘What They Don’t Teach You At Stanford Business School‘.
Harvard wrote about it in an article called “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford–The HARBUSdefault

Larry’s book releases 09-09-09

This post was drafted in an hour and needs your edits… email me if you see a spelling or grammatical error(s)… chiang9 –AT–@Duck9 dot com

Larry Chiang started his first company UCMS in college. He mimicked his mentor, Mark McCormack, founder of IMG who wrote the book, “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School”. Chiang is a keynote speaker and bestselling author and has testified before Congress, World Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank about credit.

Text or call him during office hours 11:11am or 11:11pm PST +/-11 minutes at 650-283-8008. Due to the volume of calls, he may place you on hold like a Scottsdale Arizona customer service rep. If you email him, be sure to include your cell number in the subject line. If you want him to email you his new articles…, ask him in an email 🙂

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