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The Derivation of Larry Chiang’s Gua Gua Guacamole Business Recipes

by Larry Chiang on August 13, 2013

By Larry Chiang

Curious about the plays I run when I life hack?! Well, they’re from WTDTYAHBS. It is my mentor’s, Mark McCormack’s book. Yes, he wrote it in 1983.

This blog post is an attempt to be 100% transparent. Don’t think I’m a genius promoter and awesome startup advocate or best-board-member ever… Remember, all I say/think/do/regurgitate (that is great and street smart maestro-like) is from a mentor that wrote a NY Times 15 year bestseller. Mark McCormack.

I’ll tease you with five recipes that I scandalously rebranded with attribution. I call the “Business Recipes from 1983”, ‘Gua Gua Guacamole’. It is because you wanna add 30-35 street smart steps to the 7 step recipe the general population uses. VCs buy instant guacamole from the Menlo Park Safeway on Sand Hill road.

Me?! I’m making Gua Gua Guacamole right now by marinating sweet bell pepps before I BBQ, purée, then chill before mixing it in to avocado-cilantro-etc on Saturday. Biatches!

I’ll preview five and expand on one. Feel free to copy paste my copy paste with or without attribution. It’s should add about a mill in shareholder equity by Tuesday.

– Make money while you’re making money
– Host a party at a conference
– Mentor marketing
– Doing a sequel business.
– Host an After Party to an event that you didn’t produce

I’ll expand the last one in an example

Hosting an After Party is what UT undergrads did at 10:05am March 7. It was post Josh Baer’s Startup Crawl. You build awareness for your Mini Company Concept during 1semester Startup and can make money while you’re promoting.

I hope that makes what I do more clear. Because if you want to read from my playbook, buy my mentors book:

What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School
“What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School”. It’s used on Amazon for 1c.

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