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What They Do Teach You at Stanford Engineering About Entrepreneurship

by Larry Chiang on May 23, 2011

Larry Chiang helps engineers graduate with street-smarts. What they don’t teach in b-school they now do teach in engineering schools and via the Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s channel “What They Don’t Teach You at Business School”. He holds a JBA (Jedi in Business Administration). After Chiang’s Harvard Law keynote, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“ (the same title as his NY Times bestseller). If you read his scandalously awesome “How to Hack at AfterParty“, “What a Supermodel Can Teach a Stanford MBA” and “How to Get Man-Charm”, you will like his latest post:

What They Do Teach You at Stanford Engineering About Entrepreneurship

By Larry Chiang

I notoriously wrote a book about a school that I did not attend.

Well now that I lecture, mentor, hack and host at Stanford engineering, I’ll reveal What They Do Teach You at the Engineering School

I argue that teaching cs majors to be CEOs is easier than teaching CEOs cs skills. Stanford ENGR 145 is a legendary experience where cs majors, engineers and those in the MS&E program GET STREET SMART. Here is how:

– 1 – Create a lemonade stand business like HotorNot or ICanHazCheezburger
-2-  5-10 ideas -> tangible, tactical, entrepreneurial execution

Stanford ENGR 145 class broke into teams that founded companies

-3- Pitching / feedback swap
-4- API mashup to minimize

-5- Minimum Viable Party
-6- copy paste ideas changing it 20-50%

Stanford ENGR 145 team presented at TechCrunch

-7- pitch to strangers
-8- Tactical ways to woo mentors
-9- How to crash conferences and have the host thank you.

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Larry’s mentor Mark McCormack wrote this in 1983. His own book came out 09-09-09. It is called ‘What They Don’t Teach You At Stanford Business School

This post was drafted in an hour and needs your edits… email me if you see a spelling or grammatical error(s)… larry@larrychiang com

Larry Chiang started his first company UCMS in college. He mimicked his mentor, Mark McCormack, founder of IMG who wrote the book, “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School”. Chiang is a keynote speaker and bestselling author and spoke at Congress and World Bank.

Text or call him during office hours 11:11am or 11:11pm PST +/-11 minutes at 650-283-8008. Due to the volume of calls, he may place you on hold like a Scottsdale Arizona customer service rep. If you email him, be sure to include your cell number in the subject line. If you want him to email you his new articles…, ask him in an email :-)

You can read more equally funny, but non-founder-focused-lessons on Larry’s Amazon blog

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