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How to Avoid the Fatal Pinch

by Larry Chiang on March 17, 2017

By Larry Chiang

Peter Thiel has invested in ways to live forever. I just wanna use my 488 points of IQ to help your YC startup come back from the dead. 

Edit. Learn to #cs183e.


“how to avoid the fatal pinch” is a lot like removing orange cream sauce from a silk blouse. Paul Graham said “how to avoid the fatal pinch” in his essay “Default Alive or Default dead”

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)

“how to avoid the fatal pinch”

*Fatal pinch* at YC is often 1-3 founders going to GSB orBoston 4MBA. #DuckBk…

#DuckBK [bk = bankruptcy]

I started Duck9. It’s number 1 in helping college students avoid credit code 9. A bk in the euphemism “chargeoff”. Make no mistake, 9s are treated like a bankruptcy!!

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
“how to avoid the fatal pinch” #DuckBK [bk = bankruptcy]…


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
“‘logic bomb’, a scrap of code that triggers a malevolent event when certain condition”…

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
I took notes on logic bombs watching #mrRobot bc VC lemmings resigning from board “triggers abandonment” #duckBk
#cs183e #sxsw…

Even if furloughing employees to stay solvent is an option… the. Bank. Will. Call. Your. Debt. 
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Page 8 (of 34 #DuckBk at #sxsw) from the 8:10am #SpringForward breakfast! My #cs183e notes w Barry that went until 12. @LarryChiang

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