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What Mark Cuban Wants You To Do (So He Can Just Meet Winners)

by Larry Chiang on October 10, 2014

Larry Chiang’s internship series at Stanford was called “How to Get Three Legendary Internships in a Row”. As CEO of Duck9, he encourages college student entrepreneurs at Stanford and beyond to get a FICO over 740 so we can all self-fund. After a Harvard Law School keynote, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“.

Paid internships sometimes pay millions.


By Larry Chiang

Networking can be done right there on your smartphone.
Accelerated networking isn’t a new app or social network. It is old school. The old fashion way to “level up” is to read a li’l, do a li’l, re-read
And then redo
People like Mr. Mark are inundated with networking requests. He just wants to meet the winners and filter out the 63,010 losers
If you want to do. Lets #cs183do [I am DJ-ing two Mark Cuban blog posts in with CS 183 and CS 183b {it’s free “How to Start a Startup”}]
(Remember, embedding tweets was a lot of work for me 🙂
PROBLEM: 63,030 take a free class. 63,010 will generate exactly zero sales revenue
Solution: impress the Stanford professor without a bachelors degree, Sam Altman, CS 183b prof, by doing what professor Sam glossed over and Mark Cuban blogged:


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Mark Cuban said “Make Money as a Student”. So if u want money: execute…

Sam said in his recommended CS 183B readings, “Early founder success had early revenue.” [See lecture 2]

Secretly practice using a pseudonym or be your real self.
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Buy-sell discontinued “Power cord, Braun 7030458” for Braun shavers discontinued 2011


Old people can’t google
They can’t google part numbers and then match with their needs because part numbers are obfuscated
Don’t Belieber me?! Paul Graham (PG’s) startup school 2008 speech Subj “Octopart” (link for me to his Kresge auditorium speech? cc
Don’t believe me?! Roelof Botha and Hunter Walk and Marissa Mayer were @2014 Disrupt — they judged PartsPic
Don’t believe me?! See…
Here is what I reverse engineered.
Summarized in a tweet.
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)

Do download

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Mark Cuban said: “Dont follow your passion. Follow your effort”…

The idea is the beat out 63,010 other people and jump to the right side of the bell curve

Some specifics 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
The effort of “Braun Power Cord” Based on a Search Arbitrage Hack #PopUpInternship

Problem: Braun does not manufacture replacement parts

Solution: Sell at a huge margin inventory that you do not have to own until you sell it.

Get your li’l founder notebook out and re read. Re note takeThis is an example of a sequel post to “Do things that don’t scale”

But what PG will blog next is “Do things that don’t scale but have MOMENTUM”. It’s on twitter, my extrapolations are, and they’re curated / Extrapolated and my notes are “#DTTDSBHM” (SOURCE: lecture 3, cs183B

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