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Hustling, Practicing and Working Your Founder Muscles

by Larry Chiang on November 30, 2014

Larry Chiang’s session at Rookie Camp was called “How to Graduate the NFL with a FICO Over 805”. As CEO of Duck9, he encourages college student athletes at Stanford and the NFL to get a FICO over 810. After a Harvard Law School keynote, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“. Chiang’s mentor started IMG. Do they rep you?!

Paid internships sometimes pay millions.

By Larry Chiang

Was floored by the United Airlines airing of the Nic Harcourt’s, One Republic interview of Ryan Tedder!!
The interview was amazing and airs next week on Dish Network. Anyway, the development of Ryan Tedder was incredibly insightful.
Insight #1: building a base of support
Ryan Tedder said, “Ideally, you get to a point where you get a few hits where you don’t care if new songs are a hit. Your fan base supports you”
This advice DJ’s (pun intended) with George Clooney’s advice on fame from his Aunt Rosemary. You start to do well because you don’t care.
I equate this concept that we young people can apply called “treasure management”. It’s where you have enough that you do not stress about future work. Therefore, your future work improves.
-2- The concept of 10,000 hours is insightful.
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
For songwriting, as in entrepreneurship, you’re gonna need 10k hours. #Oklahoma


-3- insightful was Ryan Tedder’s concept of low risk, no risk PRACTICE

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Ryan Tedder’s inflection point as per Nic Harvourt interview (and first public performance)…

Larry CHIANG says practice entrepreneurship via 5 pop up internships. Google it if you’re a cs major.

R2D2 and Larry Chiang R2D2 and Larry Chiang

Larry Chiang’s hero is R2D2 because R2D2 regurgitates and executes

-4- Ryan Tedder was an unconscious competent in the signature promotion recipe called #EUTWMPPM. 
Mr Harcourt unearthed the secret of how OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder self promoted. It wasn’t just loading up “Apologize” on MySpace. It wasn’t just doing showcases. It was pre-rolling and pre promoting live events. It was Gua Gua Guacamole recipe #11. It was EUTWMPPM 
It was and is about DISTRIBUTION. Which leads to my next point…
-5- Being dropped from Columbia and teased by two others before. 
Labels are just like VCs 
They pass on hits and future stars all the time. Ryan Tedder spoke of losing heart when he faced rejection. And then “failing forward”. Failing forward is a chapter in my mentor’s, Mark McCormack’s “What They Dont Teach You at Harvard Business School”
Like a musician who isn’t getting recognition, I uploaded my brand of entrepreneurship knowledge here

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