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Seemingly Conflicting Startup Advice

by Larry Chiang on December 18, 2014

As the great curator of OPA (other people’s advice), I’m here to tell you YC advice is not in conflict. It’s just out of order
In the same spirit and “Makers Schedule versus Managers schedule”…, I PRESENT “THE PRE ENTREPRENEUR, PRE YC APPLICANT SCHEDULE (this also solves PG’s issue with “People always looking for the TRICK” in Lecture 3. CS 183b)

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
“What they DO teach you at YC, (but don’t put in order!)” YC = y- Combinator.

If you’re a late Winter ’14 app, you should text me 1-650-283-8008 and see the application’s slogan: “Make Something People Want”

Paul Buchheit said “Sell it before you make it”

So before you get approved as a VIP applicant that doesn’t even apply… Master any of the ten tweets where I curate the advice: “Do Things That Dont Scale (but have momentum)” at #dttdsBHM the official Twitter app here

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Startups Need to Focus on Sales, Not Marketing #dttdsBHM

Did you realize there is a bell curve?!
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Omg, “No YC partner has a GSB, MBA degree.”

This can’t be correct
I’ll fact check @a holiday party


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
How Paul Graham would benefit from a Stanford MBA: #p584 Professor Grousbeck’s book

Page 584 spoke of where VC Vinod Khosla send out 400 sales letters as an engineer at Stanford. 

Ditto Bill Gurley with his pre populated Palm Pilot full of industry contacts 
ENGR145’s two anchor videos move you to the right on the entrepreneur bell curve 
Is a bit ly I memorized that links to
CEO of Duck9
Stanford University’s Founding EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence)
Duck9 = Deep Underground Credit Knowledge 9
c/o UCMS Inc
2021 Midwest Road / 3rd FL
Oak Brook IL
650-283-8008 (cell)
Founder of “What They Don’t Teach at Business School” for CNN iReport:
Author, NY Times Bestseller
“What They Will NEVER Teach You at Stanford Business School about EUTWMPPM @SXSW” comes out 11-11-14
52 Cards. Two Jokers. What They DO Teach You at Stanford Engineering
Emergency swings and cutting deals as an 9 year old

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