What They Dont Teach You At Stanford Business School

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


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By Larry Chiang

When five books ended, I went ahead and forked them.

Because gen pop don’t wanna read 10 books, I went ahead and wrote this summary of summaries. I hope I paid homage to my mentors!! http://www.harbus.org/2014/what-mr-peabody-can-teach-harvard-business-school-about-the-fifth-epiphany/


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October 12, 2017 at 6:23 am

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How Can I Read More on “Larry Chiang”?

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By Larry Chiang

Photo credit Nelda Pacquing. She speaks on user interfaces for AR/VR.

It’s AMA, every day. Ask Me Anything!

Where can I read more about you?

Hahahaahahaaa. I got this email after emailing. This was after the Crypto Economics Security Conference. Thank you for the question (that in my mind will double as a nice compliment)

When we said “hi” at Berkeley City Club during #CESC2017…, I was expanding on the concept my mentor taught me: “getting distribution at work-conferences“.

This leads to the multiple silos where multiple mentors have taught me verrrrry specific things. I took notes and typed them out onto Twitter. Each silo gets a hashtag. As you can guess, some mentors’ work overlap. Thus, there would be two hashtags.

For example,

ZN0VKUOa_normal.jpg Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
7/22/17, 9:24 AM
@JessePruitt I love #ENGR145; #cs183; #cs183b; #cs183c; #Stramgt353. The content in textbooks is written at the 10th grade level but very counterintuive! pic.twitter.com/Yjy36AVHSf

Another example.
#WTDTYAHBS and #ch6

ZN0VKUOa_normal.jpg Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
2/24/17, 8:47 AM
Mentorship, marketing #Ch5 flows right into #Ch6; #WTDTYAHBS
#ch5 -mentorship
#ch6 -sales gaps.com/teaching-sells/

The primary method I used to make my 💵 and use to make wealth (via stock and real estate speculation and capturing token potential energy) is duck9 – Duck9 exists because of two mentors:

I’ll strip the PII (personally identifiable info) and blog this because reiterating my “hobbies” (growth hacking) forked from my role at duck9. I started learning about crypto in February. But I have been trading chits (tokens) since I was a puppy.

Where can I read more about you?


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October 7, 2017 at 6:24 pm

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Brendon Burchard Audiobook (excerpt)

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Six evidence-based habits were shown to lead to long-term success in one of the largest and most comprehensive global studies of high performers ever done.

The habits can be broken into two categories, personal and social.



  1. Envision the Future Four. Have vision and consistently set clear intentions for who you want to be each day, how you want to interact with others, what skills you must to develop to win in the future, and how you can make a difference and serve with excellence. Never enter a situation without thinking through these four categories (self, social, skills, service).
  2. Determine the Feeling You’re After. Ask yourself frequently, “What is the primary feeling I want to bring to this situation, and what is the primary feeling I want to get from this situation?“ Don’t wait for emotions to land on you; choose and cultivate the feelings that you wish to consistently experience and share in life.
  3. Identify What Is Meaningful. Not everything that is achievable is important, and so achievement is not the issue—alignment is. Look to upcoming months and projects and determine what might bring you enthusiasm, connection, and satisfaction—then spend more time there. Always be asking, “How can I make this effort personally meaningful to me?”


  1. Release Tension, Set Intention. Use transitions between activities to renew your energy. Do this by closing your eyes, practicing deep breathing, and releasing tension in your body and thoughts in your mind. Try to do this at least once every hour. Once you feel tension lift, set a clear intention for your next activity, open your eyes, and get to work with vibrant focus.
  2. Bring the Joy. Be responsible for the energy you bring to your day and each situation in life. Focus especially on bringing joy to your activities. Anticipate positive outcomes from your actions, ask yourself questions that generate positive emotions, set triggers to remind you to be positive and grateful, and appreciate the small things and the people around you.
  3. Optimize Your Physical Health. If the demands of your life require you to learn quickly, deal with stress, be alert, pay attention, remember important things, and keep a positive mood, then you must take sleep, exercise, and nutrition more seriously. Work with your doctor and other professionals to optimize your health. You already know things you should be doing. Do them!


  1. Know Who Needs Your A-Game. You cannot become extraordinary without a sense that it’s absolutely necessary to excel, for yourself and for others. From now on, whenever you sit down at your desk, ask: “Who needs me on my A game the most right now? What about my identity and external obligations makes it imperative for me to deliver today?”
  2. Affirm the Why. When you verbalize something, it becomes more real and important to you. Speak your “why” to yourself out loud often, and share it with others. This will motivate you to live in congruence with your commitments. So the next time you want to increase your performance necessity, declare—to yourself and others—what you want and why you want it.
  3. Level Up Your Squad. Emotions and excellence are contagious, so spend more time with the most positive and successful people in your peer group. Then continue building your ideal network of supportive and empowering people. Ask, “How can I work with the best people as I embark on this next project? How can I inspire others to raise their standards?”



  1. Increase the Outputs that Matter. Determine the outputs that matter the most in determining your success, differentiation and contribution to your field or industry. Focus there, say no to almost everything else, and be prolific in creating those outputs with high standards of quality. Remember that the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
  2. Chart Your Five Moves. Ask, “If there were only five major moves to make that goal happen, what would they be?” Think of each major move as a big bucket of activities, a project. Break the projects down into deliverables, deadlines, and activities. Once you’re clear on these things, put them into your calendar, and schedule the bulk of your time working on them.
  3. Get Insanely Good at Key Skills (Progressive Mastery). Determine the five major skills you need to develop over the next three years to grow into the person you hope to become. Then set out to develop those skills with obsessive focus through the ten steps of progressive mastery. The most important thing is to always be developing the critical skills to your future success.


  1. Teach People How to Think. In every situation of influence, prepare by asking yourself how do you want other people to think about (a) themselves, (b) other people, and (c) the world at large. Then go communicate that consistently. Shape people’s thinking by saying things like: “Think of it this way . . .” “What do you think about . . .” “What would happen if we tried . . .”
  2. Challenge People to Grow. Observe people’s character, connections and contributions, and actively challenge them to develop those things even further. Ask people if they gave their all, if they could be treating those around them better, and if they could give even more or serve with even greater excellence and distinction.
  3. Role Model the Way. Seventy-one percent of high performers say they think about being a role model daily. They want to be a good role model for their family, the team, and the greater community. So, ask, “How can I handle this situation in a way that will inspire others to believe in themselves, be their best, and serve others with integrity, heart and excellence?”


  1. Honor the Struggle. When you have the opportunity to learn and serve, you don’t complain about the effort involved. View struggle as a necessary, important, and positive part of your journey so that you can find true peace and personal power. Don’t bemoan the inevitable hardships of self-improvement and chasing your dreams; have reverence for challenge.
  2. Share Your Truth and Ambitions. The main motivation of humankind to be free, to express our true selves and pursue our dreams without restriction—to experience what may be called personal freedom. Follow this impulse by consistently sharing your true thoughts, feelings, needs, and dreams with other people. Do not play small to placate others. Live your truth.
  3. Find Someone to Fight For. We need a noble cause to rise for. High performers tend to make that cause just one person—they want to fight for that person so they can be safe, improve, or live a better quality of life. You will do more for others than for yourself. And in doing something for others, you will find our reason for courage, and your cause for focus and excellence.

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October 5, 2017 at 1:30 am

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B School Heidi Roizen Case

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To: “Larry Chiang (CEO Duck9)” <lawrence.chiang>
Subject: B School Heidi Case


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September 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm

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INBOUND / Brady / MIT Palo Alto Demo Day follow ups / larry Chiang / Wharton Starting up

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By Larry Chiang
Fun meeting all y’all!!! 🐥🐳🐼Rando followup in reverse chronological order

Brady. He’s a happy puppy.

Wharton. Park Hyatt. It used to be aHyatt. Now it’s a Le Meredian Hotel. #BrainFart. Wharton used to hold classes with open bar. That bar at the Starwood Hotel is still branded Wharton. It made 💵💵 to build a beautiful building on the water.

MIT. Kresge. Another brain-fart. Kresge is confusing because it’s also at Stanford. Kresge hosted vc65. It doubled as an engineering distribution hack in Boston at Copley Center because vc65 led into NVCA’s National Conference. [What Better Place to Pitch VCs Than When They Are 3000 of em Meeting A $5 Uber Ride Away].

Sales. For an engineer to try sales. By selling other people’s junk, engineers emotionally protect themselves by having rejection be compartmentalized.

For example, doing Inbound

ZN0VKUOa_normal.jpg Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
9/25/17, 4:07 PM
Westin Copley twitter.com/inbound/status…

INBOUND booth sales at a Boston conference where they’re an engineering intern that also provides customer service (selling is just doing customer service on a product you did NOT sell them.)

WLiATh0S_normal.jpg INBOUND (@INBOUND)
9/25/17, 2:45 PM
Club INBOUND is officially open! 😁 Tag a friend you’re excited to explore the event with? #INBOUND17 pic.twitter.com/XjWYb0SKar

WLiATh0S_normal.jpg INBOUND (@INBOUND)
9/25/17, 4:36 PM
We have over 250 sessions coming up at #INBOUND17. Who are you most excited to see? pic.twitter.com/rWqW2ZPxRy

I really like the MIT-Stanford “tunnel” that was right next to an Ike’s Sandwich shop at Huang Engineering. A lot of Cambridge hung out there… it was an MIT center within a Stanford-Engineering-Center-at-Huang-Engineering

Crossing Chasms of innovation.

Setting bell curves with #ENGR145 at Stanford and MIT (like the Bill Aulet effort)

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September 26, 2017 at 5:13 am

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It’s Bruce Wang @6502838008 at a Comic Party

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I dressed up as “Bruce Wang”. Instead of stealing from Wayne Enterprises (Bat Man’s, dad’s dad), I’m just doing a stint in a privatized Chinese prison where I’m Warden-and-tenant.

I guess you gotta rewatch BatMan begins to see how Bruce Wayne meets Kwai Gon Gin and how it’s all a prequel to #BruceWang

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September 24, 2017 at 9:49 pm

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Wag, the Dog Walking App and Brady

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Wag: “I had such a wonderful time walking Brady! He’s a total cutie pie! I walked in and he was at the door saying a very happy hello. As we walked up and down University he stopped lots of times to pee and sniff around. What a curious boy! He also met some new friends. I hope to walk your pup again in the future! It was very nice to meet you and your good boy.

Use my invite code: LARRY9852, and get $20 in Wag! credits. It’s the dog walking app with live GPS tracking! https://app.adjust.com/42fee4

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September 1, 2017 at 6:08 am

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