What They Don't Teach You At Stanford Business School: Don't be Asse9

Moderated by: Larry Chiang
Location: Foothill B Level:

Asse9 is pronounced asinine. We think its dumb if you don’t own 100% of You Inc.

This TUESDAY networking session has as a goal to be 100% of you ROI for that badge you bought plus travel expenses to SF for Web 2.0 Expo.

We are using a workbook. It’s my mentors book, “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School”. It helped me start my first business in college, UCMS.com. It’s about sales, hacking entrepreneurship, reading people and sales. I said sales twice cuz Mr. McCormack is just that good. He’s the original Jerry Maguire.

Copies at Amazon sell for $0.01, but if you need a copy, call the Hotel W and ask for “Mr Burns” (my travel alias) in Suite 3111 and I’ll let you borrow one of my 12 copies. I’m in the corner room with an upgrade using my “Tip, bribe, comp and tip” method for a free upgrade. Google it.

Asse9 stands for Austin Secret Society of Entrepreneurs 9. We are based in Palo Alto but we didnt wanna be “Passe9”- ‘Palo Alto Secret Society of Entrepreneurs’.

Specifically, you’ll learn

Mentorship: Learn to springboard using three types of mentors—Superstar, Friend-tor and Junior. Also, how do you minimize the damage from DEFAULT mentors. A default mentor guides you even though you don’t realize it because of proximity. A default mentor is in stark contrast to a superstar mentor you actively seek out.

Networking: Secrets to networking at an event you’re not 100% comfortable at and how do you follow-up in a way that adds value and builds your brand. Also, learn how to network to find and attract your next mentor. If there’s time, you’ll learn to network at a party you were not invited to.

Sales / Promotion: Leverage events and afterparties: Learn ways to host events at conferences to build awareness for your start-up and to network for mentors, sales prospects and conference producers.

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Lydia Sugarman
05/03/2010 11:16am PDT

Can’t wait, Mr. Burns! Larry Chiang’s events are always surprising, special, valuable, and loads of fun!

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