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Christine Herron and Me Implore You to Develop Sales Skills (as a Female Engineer)

by Larry Chiang on April 21, 2017

By Larry Chiang
No one else is tweeting, blogging or podcasting the super unpopular topic: “learn and do selling and sales as a female engineer”
The problem:
Christine Herron (@christine)
The most underdeveloped, undervalued startup skill: #Sales…

Expanding the problem… I can completely understand why doing sales would be extraneous to an engineering degree. 

Expanding the problem…
I realize I am blogging about a female problem– specifically, a female engineering problem… But it’s a SIGNIFICANT problem. 
Expanding the problem…
The female VC, number of GPs issue, is an issue because of the number of female engineers who do business development is low. 
The teaser: 
Blair Shane (@bshane)
“Learn, have no regrets, and pay it forward” from @jesskah and @roelofbotha shared with talented female engineers.

The nitty gritty: 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Polyvore. Jesskah is a Stanford CS who did a lot of sales, promotion and distribution work…

Photo credit: Blair Shane

I took 3 #cs183 classes offered by @StanfordEng classes. There was a gap in doing distribution, so I forked out the sales, promotion, distribution and sales skills = #cs183s‘. I realize #Engr145 @StanfordEng dedicates nearly half its lectures to distribution…, But distribution is such a monumental flustercluck of a task that there needs to be a course that dedicates 80% of lectures towards DISTRIBUTION 
THATS #cs183s‘ (all 20 are free online)
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
If you’re an engineer taking an entrepreneurship class, getting $500.oo in sales sets the bell curve


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