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Robot Duck: a FICO Score Augmenting Stuffed Animal Duck That Helps VCs with Their FICO Credit Score

by Larry Chiang on April 10, 2012

Larry Chiang ranges between delta male and alpha male almost as comfortably as Jesus toggles between alpha to omega. He teaches Stanford Engineering’s class on “technology entrepreneurship” called Engineering 145. Street smarts is the focus of his triple threat columns (CNN /Yahoo / Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  “What They Don’t Teach You at Business School”. He learned being street smart from his Ivy league mentor who wen to to Yale law but wrote about Harvard Business School. After Chiang’s Harvard Law keynote, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“ (it’s the same title as his NY Times bestseller). He is also EIR, Entrepreneur in Residence, at Stanford University where he is attempting to Pivot SLAC. If you read his hilariously awesome “What a Supermodel Can Teach a Stanford MBA”, “How to Get Man-Charm”, and pattern recognized the Duck9 rebate… you will love his latest post before Mega Startup Weekend in Mountain View, California April 13 -15:

Robot Duck: a FICO Score Augmenting Stuffed Animal Duck that Hacks VC Credit Scores



by Larry Chiang

My lulu lemon shopping bag told me: “Do something everyday that scares you”

Well, pitching at my third time at a startup weekend scares the ba-hey-zues out of me. You see, Steve Blank told me that VCs need to be entrepreneurial. I execute what smart people write about.

I executed Gerri Detweiler’s “Ultimate Credit Handbook”
I executed Mark McCormack’s seminal tome: WTDTYAHBS

Now I am executing Steve Blank’s “steel in their eyes” post.  It is part of my MVEE4VC. It stands for minimum viable entrepreneur experience for VCs.

Oh and I am executing Mark Cuban’s two blog posts

At Mega Startup weekend, I am a robot engineer where I will be developing, launching (and maybe selling?!) a robot duck that helps VCs with their FICO score. The average FICO score of a college student I mentor is 775. The average VC FICO score working in the 94025 is 678. True story.

For details, link here:
I am announcing the exit at #OFGPFSE or st regis PE conference or at SXSW (depending on when I sell it). Yes, I eat my own Gua Gua Guacamole in attempting to get a Ga Ga Guaranateed exit

This is my SXSW activity report

I wrote ’em all at sxsw: “” (sequelized and coded’s) #1 in Entrepreneurship Education Top 5 Tech Tools at SXSW QB Audibles at SXSW. What 6’5″ Supermodel Can Teach You at SXSW Xconomy Article on Min Viable Parties Pop Up Accelerator Engage (blog article) AlwaysOn: The virtual sxsw experience Is there a Secret Society. (Austin In Austin Startup. Four SXSW for you. One for me. Tidal Wave of Momentum Best of SXSW Launch articles is a Duck9 blog post about FICO here at SXSW a sequel post to: Youtube Gua Gua Guacamole Anchor + Satellite Events Spring Break at UT Entrepreneur Week Reducing Sales Friction at SXSW Virtual SXSW Experience Its an LP party and a blog post all rolled up into one (its a summary of all the’s) Entrepreneur Jiu Jitsu
and I had Remmy write something Remmy Sex Wisdom from the Front Lines of SXSW
Meet Dickie the Duck #sxsw #AmexDuck9 MMPPI sxsw tidal wave momentum tech tools of sxsw list of parties

And I picked up a value added troll. a Scandalous Stanford Franchise at #sxsw


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