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How Austin Can Get Home Field Advantage at Home

by Larry Chiang on August 28, 2015

Larry Chiang pre-promotes live events months and months before they occur. With his 09-09-09 book release at New York Fashion Week, What They Don’t Teach You At Stanford Business School made a huge splash, made the NY Times bestseller list and returned invested capital before the launch. #WTDTYASBS’s distributed at Sundance and SXSW months and months before. As CEO of Duck9, Chaing prepares mentees with high FICO scores months and months before applying for a getting lines of credit. To know what he knows, read what Chaing read: “Ultimate Credit Handbook” and, “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School“.

New York Fashion Week is sooooooo fun!
— Larry Chiang

By Larry Chiang

This is going to sound oxymoronic but is genius in a way that I value. You want to seem like you’re the crasher of a party YOU are hosting. 
Let me repeat, when you host a party, do not be the cliche host that is stressed about people having a good time. Be the carefree +1’s, plus one. This. Applies. To. Austin. 
So many times, conferences are held in Austin as a destination. Austin, as a city is on fire and draws as a destination. Austin should lever the fact that industry’s have industry specific meetings. 
Let us change gears and focus on an entrepreneurship class (CS 178, How to start a startup):

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
There were portions in your lecture @JoshuaBaer that Silicon Valley kinda says, sorta whispers BUT IS CRITICAL Re starting company. #cs178
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Coincidence #1 @JoshuaBaer. We both reached break-even before we incorporated. #cs178

(I wrote about how to accept money. I blogged about how to take in revenue. I created a hashtag: #CSmajorCRO for this express purpose). 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Coincidence #2 @JoshuaBaer. We both did our company nomenclature off of our mentor’s company. #cs178

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
@JoshuaBaer did a sequel company. Spin Out companies are genius.

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
@JoshuaBaer‘s first company was a division of his mentors company.

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
#CS178 @JoshuaBaer have you heard of the startup name game “three quarters baked” #3qb

Now, back to home field advantage at home. 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Last year, the industry conference you’re crashing had the same layout as this year (obvi)

You kinda wanna crash as a CS major undergrad. 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
SpredFast Summit is #SFsummit. Go if you’re UT and #EUBM up an #LCMCC (@ Hyatt Regency Austin w/ 15 others)

NAPBS is SEPT 20-22. It’s at the JW Marriott. 

I hope you’re good at googling what NAPBS is because there is so much ancillary work to augment their effort. Email me to expand…


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