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Tech Dinosaurs

by Larry Chiang on August 28, 2014

By Larry Chiang 
Tired of being called a Dinosaur?!
First, lets define dinosaur. A person who self-labels as a person who isn’t tech savvy and seems antiquated. Feels like the world is off it’s rocker with social networks that do not make common sense.
Next, lets embrace who we are at-the-core. And maybe tweak it ever-SO-slightly. It’s my signature maneuver of going from “tech dinosaur back to Titan”.
There is some really good news for you, the dinosaur:
-1- Every social network that you don’t belong to now will die (eventually). In time, mySpace, Friendster and AOL
-2- Engineer something that only has upside and very little additional resources needed.
Lets take the pattern of being a photog in NYC.
Just take equity and incubate the
– next Instagram
– sit and judge VC panels
– help with Distribution of the next Flickr.
Leverage wordpress as a PR engine for events you cover that want press by
– pre blogging event on wordpress
– live blogging.
– post event coverage (with watermarked photos)

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
I documented #Zero2hero via #MMPPI. Now, for my next trick I’ll take tech
behemoth dinosaurs and make em awesome



Tim Ferriss (@tferriss)
THIS is what The 4-Hour Workweek is really about. LOVE this. “What I Learned From Being a Broke, Unemployed Graduate”

Engineering 145 is about being more dinosaur than the dinosaurs. Being more innovative that the innovators
And of course as dinosaurs, we cross the chasm from the right
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