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Larry Chiang’s Tweet-Reply to Stanford University BASES

by Larry Chiang on October 16, 2014

10-30-14 UPDATE:

Larry Chiang mentors college students and entrepreneurs to get a FICO up over 750. While Duck9 self funds, you self-fund…so we can all self-fund. Self-funding is when you keep 100% of the equity. Later, we can get VC but venture capitalists want to see how we manage our FICO before we get their money. After a Harvard Law School keynote, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“.

At NY Fashion Week, I like models!
October 16, 2014

By Larry Chiang


@LarryChiang @drea_sy @rickyyean @StartX When do you think is the optimal time to start a startup? #collegestartup #themeofthemonth


Stanford BASES asks, “When is the optimal time to start a startup?” My co-hort mentor, Ricky Yean, past-BASES-officer, YC-alum, co-founder, SSE-labs -StartX-resident, alsop-Louie-VC, answers..

Ricky Yean (@rickyyean)   

@BASES @drea_sy @HealthTap @ZenPayroll now, with the best people in the world at @Stanford

While Mr Yean is correct, let me break down his genius down. It is my hobby to curate what the alphas say about startups. In this effort, I combine, curate and disc jockey in Paul Graham

— Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) October 13, 2014

Plot spoiler: PG (Paul Graham) explicitly stated, “Do not do a startup in college”
This was at the Nvidia auditorium lecture #3, of CS 183B, where the class HOW TO START A STARTUP is. Lecture was Sept 30
Paul Graham (@paulg)

Since I’m alpha curator here in Silicon Valley, it is my expert opinion that what Ricky and PG actually agree. It only seems like they’re diametrically opposed. What they are really saying actually, are in 95+% agreement.

Let me repeat. While Ricky says “Now. Do a startup NOW” and PG says “Don’t start a startup”… They are almost in 100% agreement. I peg their agreement at appx 95% {it’s a scientific wild ass guess (as per Andrew Kippen’s father)}.
The key is to extrapolate both YC sources.
The key is to dig into the unconscious competence in their advice.
Extrapolate their advice by Motivationally Listening (like me)**I extrapolated 5 other NY Times bestselling authors into one genius HBS article called the Fifth Epiphany (
Disclosure: Ricky Yean was comped to Summit at Stanford (his sophomore year) where he invited me to speak on the topic “How to Get 3 Legendary Internships”. That was then his junior year at Stanford.
The key to seeing the 95% similarities, lies in the phrase “mini company concepts”. This is a concept first introduced and teased to me by Mark McCormack. As Mark McCormack’s mentee, I took-Mr McCormack’s NY Times bestseller WTDTYAHBS,

-the Ricky Yean tweet, and

– PG’s 58:05 minute keynote Sept 30 in CS 183B (notorious lecture #3)and curate it with

-2 videos,

-5 pop up internships,

-3 legendary internships,

a study abroad trip, maybe co-term and

-11 hours of networking inside the athletic department (aka attending a bowl game or BBQ tailgate or training table)

Yes, I’m into details and try to curate and explain alpha technologist tips, strategies and ideas.
Two videos.
#ENGR145’s a class ahead of it’s time.  Technology Entrepreneurship e145 is taught right now by Tom Byers. 110% of the class is on video at Chad and Steve’s website called “YouTube”. Appx 20% of ENGR 145 was developed after Ricky Yean took ENGR 145 and was a VC under the Alsop Louie partner program 3 or 4 years before Earnestine Fu (she was my engr 145 TA).
These videos jive, dovetail, advocate and disk jockey (DJ) Ricky’s and PGs advice:

Bell curve. CS 183B has a bell curve too because 63,010 students will be on the left side of the bell curve

CTCFTR is part of the Fifth Epiphany that I wrote about in the Boston area school’s blog called Harbus
5 pop up internships. 
These are 7 hour internships. Key equals practice DISTRIBUTION. But for only 7 hours per internship. For example, google “Braun power cord arbitrage”. Arbitrage is where you buy low. Sell high. 
This solves the PG nightmare: Founders at YC who go BK (BK is credit code 9, aka financially so dead, people give up collection. duck9’s) Founders that ‘die’ refuse to “Do Things That Dont Scale”. Its a PG blog post essay. 
Pop Up Internships #1- #5 are all meant to have you do 7 hour stints. I took PG’s unconscious competence and curate the auxiliary hashtag “#dttdsBHM” [Do Things That Dont Scale BUT HAVE MOMENTUM]. Bases Job Fair has these five pop up internship. Bases Career Fair takes place Jan 15, 2015 and Duck9 will be there helping you with these 100% Affiliate, No commission Internships. aka Pop Up Internship. I think its 1:30 – 4:00pm.
All the internships make cash
Yes, you keep 100%, lol. I don’t take a cut.  Obvi.
3 legendary internships
There are 20 videos on my YouTube 3 legendary internships. Plus Ricky and I are tagged in a fB album on 3 legendary internships
11 hours of networking inside the University’s athletic department
So as a Buck Cardinal club member, I sit in the lower bowl. I’m an expert networker as per my 6 GigaOm posts and one TechCrunch post. As an expert, I end this post with a question
Who is #LisaFalzone?

Chris, the 9 year old, was getting prepared for Stanford engineering and YC at NLCS 2010. He is ready for YC. Are u?! He can cut a verbal deal. Can you #dttdsBHM

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