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Larry Chiang’s IQ 88 Brain Just Solved Premature Death

by Larry Chiang on October 26, 2014

image.pngBy Larry Chiang 
Startups are not yet even baby businesses. A startup is a “loosely organized entity in search of a business model” (as per Steve Blank) with “scant resources” (as per Chuck Eesley). 
Many startups are stillborn. 
Many do not start a ‘baby business’ like Stanford alum student-athlete, Lisa Falzone.
Startups die a lot and I’m not down with that. 
As per Tom Kosnik, Engr 145 is a class that’s meant to reduce infant company death. Well, I took Engineering 145 4x. It’s because I’m slow. But I’m focused. 
I also read:

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Crossing the Chasm, “Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream”…

and 3 more books by the same author, Geoffrey Moore: 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their…


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Inside the Tornado: Strategies for Developing, Leveraging, and Surviving Hypergrowth…


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Escape Velocity: Free Your Company’s Future from the Pull of the…

Death, death be gone from the land of Larry Chiang!

[I’m calling Silicon Valley the land of #LarryChiang because on Quora, I was called the third institution of Silicon Valley]
I gathered up all 88 IQ points and pushed them to the middle of the table. As an athlete, it is not the 6′ 5″, 222 lb 5-tool athlete that wins at baseball all the time. What is the result of 88 IQ points properly levered, applied, and executed??! 
Startup. Death. Solved. 
Startup death’s solved by a Geoffrey Moore book I had to e-x-t-r-a-p-o-l-a-t-e. Darn that Geoffrey Moore for not having Crown Books-Bantam-Penguin hit P-U-B-L-I-S-H for the book that both you and I need:
Or wait,
Til 2 Oh, 1, 8.
That when I give my sxsw keynote
Cross the chasm from the RIGHT

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