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It’s True. I Used to Sell Cars During Engineering School

by Larry Chiang on October 27, 2011

Larry Chiang yearns to be like R2D2 where most others want to be a Jedi Knight. He reads and regurgitates the best just like R2D2. He edits the Bloomberg BusinessWeek channel “What They Don’t Teach You at Business School”. After Chiang’s recyled Harvard Law keynote, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“ (it is a smilar title as his NY Times bestseller and his mentors NYT Bestseller). He used R2D2 like qualities to become Entrepreneur in Residence at Stanford University. If you read his hilariously awesome “What a Supermodel Can Teach a Stanford MBA”, Enroll in Stanford Engineering 145 and “How to Get Man-Charm”, you will like his latest post. Skip buying the book and see all 14 chapters of his book on video.

By Larry Chiang

It is true. I sold cars at Village Pontiac in the summer while I was in Engineering School before I graduated with honors. Selling cars helped me get the record highest starting salary working at a Fortune 100 (Nalco Chemical) as a chem sales engineer.

Just like my high school athletic records, I KNOW that record still stands. Its cuz I check it a lot. Seriously.

Yeah I was #1 sales guy at both Nalco and Village.

Yeah, I am a high school athletic hero, college zero.

Do *not* think I am great. I just read and applied a really good book: What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School. It was written by my mentor, Mark McCormack. He is a genius. Skip my NY Times Bestseller and go right to McCormack’s.

I also applied my baseball coach, Augie Garrido’s, teachings (from the bench) and used them at work. His theory is mapped out in Ch11 of my book. Skip buying the book and watch the video: Google him. He is Texas awesome.

Right now, I take those mentor morsels that I was taught and regurgitate them at Palo Alto’s Community’s College (PACC). In the engineering program. You may know of PACC by its legal name Leland Stanford Jr University :)

Be nice and I will let you sit in on my class.

Say nice things about me and you can come to my movie premier at Stanford:

or Sundance Movie AfterParty Hub:

Austin Startup:

What I am saying is that I am gonna stay doing what I have always done. I am gonna stay CEO of Duck9

When I was in engineering school and made the baseball team, became officer at my fraternity, signed on to work at the school paper, started a credit card credit company out of my dorm room…, no one asked me if I was still in engineering school. No one.

CEO of Duck9
Stanford University EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence)

Duck9 = Deep Underground Credit Knowledge 9
125 University Avenue/ 100
Palo Alto CA 94301
650-566-9696 (direct)
650-283-8008 (cell)

Editor of the BusinessWeek Channel “What They Don’t Teach at Business School”
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Author, NY Times Bestseller

“What They Will NEVER Teach You at Stanford Business School” comes out 11-11-12

Duck9 is part of UCMS Inc.


If you liked this…
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

*** BONUS ***
a party invite for you…

This post was drafted in an hour and needs your edits… email me if you see a spelling or grammatical error(s)… larry@larrychiang 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 spoke at Congress and World Bank.

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 :-)

You can read more equally funny, but credit-issue-focused-lessons on Larry’s Amazon blog .


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