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Fake It Till You Make It Meets Imposter Syndrome

by Larry Chiang on March 20, 2017

By Larry Chiang

So I ball, break down what VC’s say. I parse what VC’s say and break it down into core “Deep Underground Capital Knowledge”. VC’s kind of give us a partial picture. Here is some insight into FITYMI and Imposter Syndrome. 


Josh McFarland (@crazyfoo)
Good luck @jasontoff! And remember… FITYMI. (Fake It Till You Make It!)

Josh McFarland (@crazyfoo)
The ability to FITYMI is imperative as a founder. But never get high on your own supply.…

I anointed Josh with an honorary degree in engineering. He has an Econ degree. Josh took a ton of notes when he was EIR and 

Related to FITYMI is ImposterSyndrome 

Times Higher Student (@THEUniAdvice)
” It turns out female graduate students are among the groups most affected by imposter syndrome.”…
 Caitlin K. Jeansonne (@qcait)

3/22/17, 10:43 AM

Women don’t apply for jobs until they fit 100% of the qualifications. Men apply at 50% & plan to figure the rest out. #JanesofDigital #SMX

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
FITYMI has a sequel: #EUTWMPPM

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