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Drop Out or Stay In College

by Larry Chiang on September 10, 2013

By Larry Chiang
I’m supporting this 
3 Day Startup (@3DayStartup)
Last day to vote for our #SXSW 2014 panel! Should students stay in school or drop out to start companies? VOTE:

As appointment based learning is by nature an appointment 6 months away… I’m doling out the knowledge now

-1- Drop out in the summer
Yes, get admitted to YC by early May
Yes, go to YC demo day dry run march 24 at 4:30PM at COMPUTER SCIENCE MUSEUM.
Yes, you’re losing your dignity as an engineer doing sales stuff and crashing parties
The first casualty of entrepreneurship isn’t sleep REM cycles… It is your dignity.
-2- Lever the free knowledge at Stanford
This phrase will rock your pre-entrepreneurship, prepreneur world: RMRMRE 
Search the hashtag that is a system to eliminate risk
-3- Dropping out as an Econ major versus engineering major.
If you’re an Econ major, you can start a startup and play a varsity sport. If you’re an engineer…
-4- Fail Forward after YC / Thiel Fellows
It’s a blog post I wrote.
-5- Getting knowledge of an MBA before you’re admitted
And to start a company before you leave SXSW…, “Cross the Chasm from the Right”
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