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Counterintuitive Things That Make A Lot of YC Partners Say “ACTUALLY”

by Larry Chiang on March 19, 2015

Larry Chiang’s book, What They Don’t Teach You At Stanford Business School, has an entire chapter devoted to “Character Compassing”. As CEO of Duck9, he helps institutions make credit receivables less risky and plays the other side to by getting college consumers get a FICO over 750. Post Harvard Law School keynote, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“. This post is about, “How to tell if the startup you’re joining is going to make you salary and stock rich”.

NY Fashion Week has supermodels getting a high FICO credit score because I supermodel on-the-side
By Larry Chiang
YC partners who guest lectured said “actually” a lot. I sat and sit First Chair Entrepreneurship so I motivationally listen (no TM). 
So here is my tip that my mentor taught me. Be smarter and dumber. Being dumber and smarter helps is YC potentials do what Paul Graham wishes for BUT DOES NOT STRESS which is “do things that don’t scale (BUT HAVE MOMENTUM)” #dttdsBHM. 
“Actually, you want to be smarter and dumber as a founder”
— Larry Chiang

Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang)
Powerful: Uber launches a hackathon so you can integrate on demand rides into your business apps…


Dumb butt genius!!

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
I help people find Uber in the App Store by texting from @6502838008 + field newbie Qs

Watch lec3, CS 183b. Paul Graham doesn’t focus on his pre lecture blog post he required people to pre-study #dttdsBHM 

PG, please come to Austin and redo lecture #3.
Remember, I’m guy who turned Silicon Valley cocktail parties into pop up quizzes for pre founders. That legendary shitake is called “#ENGR145”
Larry Chiang

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