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Deep Underground Capital Knowledge about the “Myth and Mystery of Building a Business from ‘Scratch'”

by Larry Chiang on November 15, 2014

Larry Chiang’s 5th book, WTDTYASBS, launched at a Harvard Law School keynote, so he knows about grand openings (He even attends and promotes the ones he isn’t invited to also). As CEO of Duck9, he leads an army to help college student consumers get a FICO over 770. Post H.L.S. keynote, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School” (his latest post: “Setting an intention for SXSWi“.

Tory Burch’s launch was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G at NY Fashion Week!!

By Larry Chiang

Business has recipes just like baking banana bread or making Gua Gua Guacamole. My business thesis in Silicon Valley is that my mentor had some really, really good signature business recipes :-))
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
#3QB (truth) =3/4s baked truth = “Building a startup means creating something from nothing”


So this post is merely an attempt at revealing something I call “Found in Translation”. Remember, I’m dyslexic and will be visually telling this story in ‘Engwish’. Your benefit = Knowing in your bones, the truths behind the phrase “Building a business means creating something from nothing”
Let me repeat to stress that we will be “three quarter baking”
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
#3QB (truth) =3/4s baked truth = “Building a startup means creating something from nothing”


So this post is inspired from my fB news feed. Subject: #dttdsBHM
News feed of Geoffrey Woo who fB updated “Building a business means creating something from nothing”.
He also tweeted…
Geoffrey Woo (@geoffreywoo)
Check out my new side project instagram channel: ballerbears

My thought was: My 9 mentors taught me to do “Three Quarters Baked”. It’s a hashtag that’ll never be a meme, “#3QB”. [We played #3QB in a class I taught, “Technology Entrepreneurship ENGR145”]

Reverse engineered (for you)

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)


Engineering credit goes to “Munchkin’s” owner. Munchkin is a Shih Tzu girl puppy.

Do you realize that everything popular in this world had a predecessor?! 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Hate sequels and love “original” work!? Jar-Jar Binks was original and an Ewok is a sequel to a THIS…

I taught this concept of “sequels” inside ENGR 145 the second year I taught and got lambasted. 

I’m so sorry to burst your bubble, but 
(1) Steamboat Willie used to be an old man before he became a mouse. Walt stole and repurposed it
(2) Shih Tzus were invented 2000 years before an Ewok landed on Nandor to beat “Predator”
Call to action: Play #3QB via Facebook. Text me for the link or Email my secret email address you can find by googling…

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
@APEllis92 said, “The Sergio’s have a great story about literally building a business from nothing.”


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Photo credit Morgan Datasso
ENGR145’s two anchor videos move you to the right because NO ONE WANTS A JAR JAR BINKS startup
Is a bit ly I memorized that links to
CEO of Duck9
Stanford University’s Founding EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence)
Duck9 = Deep Underground Credit Knowledge 9
c/o UCMS Inc
2021 Midwest Road / 3rd FL
Oak Brook IL
650-283-8008 (cell)
Founder of “What They Don’t Teach at Business School” for CNN iReport:
Author, NY Times Bestseller
“What They Will NEVER Teach You at Stanford Business School about EUTWMPPM @SXSW” comes out 11-11-14
52 Cards. Two Jokers. What They DO Teach You at Stanford Engineering
Emergency swings and cutting deals as an 9 year old

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