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by Larry Chiang on October 3, 2014

By Larry Chiang
How do you go from “Zero to One”? Peter Thiel asked me this in his 2012 class, CS 183, “Startup”. Mr Thiel’s class was spring quarter 2012 and was sexy theoretical pontifications with sexier historical references
I have been on pins and needles waiting for the sequel to “Startup”. So, Stanford’s powers-that-be, bequeathed to me and 63,030* students: “How to Start a Startup”. It’s called CS 183B
Like a coy, hot, hetero supermodel who’s Asian and refuses access to LarryChiang’s boxer shorts… The CS 183 franchise refuses to “give it up”. Like date #2, session number 9, “lecture 18”, CS 183 and CS 183B simply teases you with an climax of knowledge with a crescendo of awesome speakers.
So, I’ve grown impatient at the appointment-based form of learning. Us female founders do not want to wait until Date #9. We female founders have full-blown imposter syndrome going** Now we need to backfill all that positive-title-transfer with some real tranny, transition to O-N-E
Here is the sequel to CS 183B and CS183. Aptly, “Startup. How to Start a Startup”, meet ‘How to Exactly Start a Startup #CS183Do’***. 
This hashtag is meant for all y’all who have mastered CS 183’s readings, CS 183B’s videos and bookmarked two ENGR145 videos
Who am I? Just a practicing tech founder on the front lines who extrapolated Five Books into one Harvard blog post (
5 books
– lean
– 4 steps to the epiphany
– business model generation
– crossing the chasm****
DJ’d into “The Fifth Epiphany”
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
CS 183 Do is about debuting and launching your MVP-3QB concept at a conference w/agenda that has holes like CS code has holes #3QB #CS183Do

MVP is minimum viable product

3QB is three quarters baked

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Play #3QB and VCs will pitch YOU at SXSW
(Ideally 3 CS majors that all read #ENGR145 :-))


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Debut your #3QB (three quarters baked) MVP (min vi prod @NY fashion week “What They Don’t Teach u@ #StartupSchool


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Lets play a business called 7/8ths baked. 
It’s like 3/4 baked #3QB.
Its a sequel to @dave500‘s “half baked” #GoAP


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
“I had become addicted to two other games, called 1024! and 2048” #SequelBusinesses #ENGR145 #3QB


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
#3QB is three quarters baked.
It’s 50% more baked than your half baked #cs183B concept @MIT 

I’m #ENGR145 class of 2008
Who are u?


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Q: wanna play startup improv #SXSW? signup Mon 3/10 “three-quarters-baked” #3QB skip RSVP by…
cc @davemcclure‘s HB


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
AppNation is at Cosmopolitan hotel.

You’re welcome

Jan 3-5 I’m at cosmopolitan hotel

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
January 6, I’m at Westin Hotel, cashuahara

It’ll be a money making time for u
#CS183Do cc@spg #AmexDuck9 #mmpQQ
Per Quora Q

I use hashtags to help you execute “signature business recipes” that my mentor taught me

Mark McCormack taught me:

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
“How to get home field advantage on the road”

I embedded those two engr 145 videos I mentioned. You’re welcome
In short 😉 
In conclusion, you will move to the right side of the bell curve by executing the one business recipe: “How to get home field advantage on the road”

Tweet that hashtag to get started.
If you don’t have a twitter account, you better do what Chris Sacca wants and set up your twitter as per my business recipe for that #LTMVTA

Sacca said: I read the last 50 tweets of anyone before I meet them. LTMVTA solves this. Do a good job w/ CS 183Do and I’ll let u pitch Sacca’s cellphone on my “iPhone 9″(Steve jobs made my iPhone 4 into a “9”

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