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Practice Entrepreneurship Like a Doctor at Stanford Hospital

by Larry Chiang on October 14, 2014

Larry Chiang spoke at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School”. Be a Jedi in Business Administration by reading his mentor’s sequel’s, sequel book, “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School”. Use the “technology” of a USA postage stamp Larry Chiang

by Larry Chiang

Med school students practice on cadavers all-the-time. Wouldn’t it be weird if they did not?! As startup practitioners, we just practice on something alive. A new crying corporate entity. This newbie is born premature and is a loosely organized group of individuals in search of a business model. That’s how Steve Blank defines a startup: “A loose org in search of a business model”. It is common knowledge that a lot of startups die. I do not want that. I’m “Larry” & my path to being a Silicon Valley ‘institution’ was via mentors. My mentors edited what existed before they created. Doctors edit each other and practice on cadavers. So, lets edit and practice on startup cadavers. UT film school stand-out: Robert Rodriguez. He edited film before he shot film. UT baseball coach Augie Garrido. He edited football practice and then incorporated rhythm into baseball practice. I’m Larry and I believe that we should practice in a different way that adheres to three of my mentors – Mark McCormack (google him) – Augie Garrido (listed above) – Marty Pichison (assignment benefit creditors) This is what I wrote last week in Silicon Hills Before operating at Stanford hospital you should edit. Before directing, you should edit. Before you co-found, you should edit.

Don’t mistake editing as “Monday morning arm chair quarterbacking” #MMQB.

This is editing in the form of doing

Load up any Y-combinator company that went under via the oh-so-chic “postmortem”. A postmortem is what we are writing to show how smart we are. I just hate them because they should email me. I hate reading them in TechCrunch. For example Plancast

Another postmortem example is “99 dresses”

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Then spend seven hours resuscitating it.
Plot spoiler, they died because they never read Paul Graham’s post “Do Things That Dont Scale” and Jessica Livingston’s

They’re the co-founders of Y-combinator. They’re always reminding founders to pay attention and do sales. In conclusion, the YC dead pool tried to cross the innovation chasm from the left.

You, as my loyal readers, know to “Cross the Innovation Chasm from the Right” (#CTCFTR) because you read that previewed an Austin keynote I’m giving in the year 2017. It’s on Bryan Menell’s “Austin Startup”

While we are practicing on a dead startup… Ask yourself: “What was the startup a sequel to?”

Ask yourself what those y Combinator kids that studied at Stanford forgot to ask but should: “How is my innovative startup like something old and already adopted”

I’m sooooo sorry if I come across like a giant douchie. Male supermodeling as an athlete can do that. Teaching at Stanford can do that. But know that this entire post would not be possible without my mentorship network here in Austin. I have a lot of confidence because sitting VIP in the Austin Ventures tent and listening to alpha males speak has helped me a lot.

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