What They Dont Teach You At Stanford Business School

Stuff you can't learn in B-school: LARRY CHIANG

An Advanced Guide to Underwriting Tokens

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Hey ya’ll,

Many people ask me “How can you tell if a token is a scam?”. I’ve created a primer of curated hashtag that forks deep into undewriting as fast the the sands shift underneath our crypto feet

Enjoy and please share with a friend.

Embed 1000 tweets tagged, “#cs183uwct; Underwriting crypto Tokens

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December 8, 2017 at 5:36 pm

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Buy on eBay My Bitcoin Networking Week

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Ming-Xi-Victorias-SecretThis is for the SOLD OUT *East-West-Blockchain-Conference* in SF and the following week of bitcoin events where CryptoKitties will be brokered. Yes, I @larrychiang, will be physically and mentally there. No, BennyGiang probably won’t be coming. Sure, I accept PayPal if youre a newbie to crypto…  I also accept zeroPt45 BTC at the address that Elsa, a super Victoria’s Secret model, is holding. 3DPwFfRGW4m782X1xQZXSnZB6rGrGVeodd

Elsa has a friend who also models named MingXi @mengyaoxi. She purposefully wiped out on the runway because she is the ‘honey badger’ of supermodeling. “BitCoin is the honey badger of money.” – @LarryChiang. The show!? Victoria’s Secret fashion Show in Shanghai, China

For NO additional charge, I am offering one after party invite to the SOLD OUT #LarryChiang #afterParty in SF which is also sold-out even though I just made up that party. Pay attention because there are a lot of details and my real phone number comes attached with your paid purchase!

The ticket comes via a barcode to scan at the door along with me being at the door to walk you in with your paid ticket. Its marked FedEx so that I can collect money ASAP. Please see my perfect 45 for 45 eBay sales. These sales are executed in the greater Palo Alto’s, City’s, College area. You may have heard of Stanford there in China because Bo Shao did the eBay of China called EachNet

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December 8, 2017 at 3:59 pm

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7 Street Smart Ways to Get a Mentor

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Getting a mentor is at the heart of succeeding after college. Wrangling a mentor is a major career boosting event. By wrangling, I mean to conjure up images or wrestling with a persons Gcal in order to get time, attention and energy. My wish is to boil down my curation of best mentorship and expose some counterintuitive dynamics into this listicle, “7 Street Smart Ways to Get a Mentor”.

Mentorship is such an emotionally charged topic. Some common questions I will attempt to solve
How do I get on the calendar of a person who has a super packed schedule
How do you initially meet your mentor?
What role does my non-existent social media presence play in reaching out to someone very influential?

-1- Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

We still use paper letters, paper notes, phones, emails, fax and business cards. Yes, fax! [Evvia does not use Doordash but accepts fax orders] Your potential mentor will have a preferred way to speaking with you. Let me stress that all the modes of transportation help get you to your next mentor and your next-next mentor. What I’d like to stress is that your mentor might have the preference to use old fashion smoke signals and we as mentees are going to have to hook up a facsimile machine.

For example, I met my mentor via snail mail. I wrote out a handwritten letter and put it in a #10 envelope.

For example, another mentor Ted Rhingold liked you to like his Twitter likes. And like the tweets that you would like to network with him about. So instead of setting a premeeting agenda via email, you signal an ability to search within a social media feed. You also signal your
– goals for a potential mentor
– signal your effort to search past writings your mentor has already said
– signal future direction. Q

This answers How do you initially meet your mentor? and also leads to my next point…

-2- Signaling, Execution.

Your potential mentor wants to meet rising stars. Your mentor will fit time in their schedule when you signal execution. Here is the process
– I, the potential mentee, read what you (the mentor) previously wrote.
– I took this very specific and very small action based on a change you stimulated me to take and make.
– This is my documentation via smoke signals, a medium post or Facebook Instagram story.
– This is me emailing you the documentation.
– Now, request time over the telephone for a coffee.

This answers the question of, “How do I get on the calendar of a person who has a super packed schedule”

-3- Be the mentee to a cohort mentor.

So your cohorts are a great source of peer mentorship. But because of pride, hubris or/and shyness, we do not thank our lowly cohort mentors publicly.

There are four types of mentors:
– superstar mentor
– cohort mentor
– junior mentor
– default mentor.

People overly stress a superstar mentor which I define as a brand named, industry leader. But a cohort mentor (think peer learning) is a great “hack” to prime the mentor pump. Briefly, a junior mentor is when your mentor learns from you where you’re the junior. Default mentor is a person who is near you that mentors you by default: Think family, an assigned work associate or someone in close proximity that by default fills your head with their opinion(s).

4- Be the mentee to their mentor.

You should guess at who is your potential mentor’s, mentor. They have risen to superstar mentor levels because of a mentor. Very often your potential mentor thanks and re-thanks their mentor. Thanking a mentor by mentioning them by name in a press interview is a “Mentor Mention Per Press Interview” (MMPPI). Think of running protocol #MMPPI as citing and sourcing

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founders lose by making unforced errors.

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Think about thanking your mentor like it’s a Venmo payment to your cohorts. You’re letting the world know you pay your friends. “Pay” your mentor by thanking your mentor.

5- Priming the mentor pump by getting a faux mentor.

Yes, fake getting a mentor by thanking a mentor. This charlattan maneuver is socially engineered to become real by going through these steps. Let me stress, you’re going from imposter to really-suitable-for-a-poster:

– Read a book.
– Apply the book’s knowledge.
– Thank the mentor.
– Rethank the mentor. Your potential mentor did mentor you via their book! Your potential mentor ALREADY did mentor you via their Medium (it’s like a WORDPRESS blog post but with less functionality)
For example, my potential mentor already did mentor me via a very specific CS183b Lec 5 video. Peter Thiel is speaking in lecture 5; CS 183b “competition is for losers” and that video is free on YouTube.

(6) Loyalty and Thankfulness

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9/27/17, 9:25 AM
Be Public about how you thank a mentor. #ch5 twitter.com/asse9/status/9… pic.twitter.com/qQdqnu2V3n

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November 21, 2017 at 4:06 pm

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Hot Parties

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By Larry Chiang

We should stop trying to tax money in creative ways– We should ass a socialist society start taxing hotness and hawtness.

Later, we can tax reading books too because KNOWLEDGE along with my pretty face is wealth.

#DreamFORCE.

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11/6/17, 4:53 PM
@willcooper88 @Jason @naval And motivates me to cauliflower, action. pic.twitter.com/MzF5isaivV

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November 7, 2017 at 12:56 am

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Got product mgr? Re Barclay Bank (rejections)

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Hi Dara,

This is an issue that you cannot immediately handoff… issue: Barclay Bank rejections.

FICO 750/760 is required

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10/26/17, 11:50 AM
@sophiewawro @TechCrunch @jshieber Here is another rudimentary extrapolation: @dkhos will forget to assign a separate PM for the Barclay Bank rejections #prodMgmnt #money2020 pic.twitter.com/eLPoN1ncHN

What are you doing with the super majority of applicants that fail to get a Uber credit card? Have you assigned a separate PM that would work under the risk Dept!?

Larry
I’m a loyal Uber user and pay attention to #money2020 and Uber

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November 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

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1st Rough Draft 7 Street Smart Ways to Get a Mentor

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By Larry Chiang

Getting a mentor is at the heart of succeeding after college. Wrangling a mentor is a major career boosting event. Approaching mentorship is a side passion that has gotten me access at levels higher than I deserve. My wish is to boil down my curation of best mentorship and expose some counterintuitive dynamics into this listicle into “7 Street Smart Ways to Get a Mentor”. I welcome comments and feedback as my ability to place thoughts into written format is a challenge because mentorship is such an emotionally charged topic.

Some common questions I will attempt to solve:

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October 29, 2017 at 6:40 pm

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94305, Memphis & then 94301

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By Larry Chiang

In reverse chronological order.

10/24/2017 – Tuesday
1:51 pm
Delivered

Palo Alto, CA
Left at front door. Package delivered to recipient address – release authorized

7:13 am
On FedEx vehicle for delivery

MENLO PARK, CA

6:36 am
At local FedEx facility

MENLO PARK, CA

10/23/2017 – Monday
8:59 am
At local FedEx facility

MENLO PARK, CA

8:58 am
At local FedEx facility

MENLO PARK, CA
Package not due for delivery

6:03 am
At local FedEx facility

MENLO PARK, CA

2:45 am
Departed FedEx location

OAKLAND, CA

10/22/2017 – Sunday
5:44 pm
Arrived at FedEx location

OAKLAND, CA

3:50 pm
Departed FedEx location

MEMPHIS, TN

10/21/2017 – Saturday
11:47 am
Picked up

FORT SMITH, AR

10/20/2017 – Friday
1:17 pm
Shipment information sent to FedEx

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October 25, 2017 at 3:31 am

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