13 Lies Told at Web 2.0 Expo

by Larry Chiang on December 12, 2009

Larry Chiang knows how to sift through truths and half-truths. He uses the John Reid method of interrogation. If you liked The Art of Being a Booth Babe” and “How to Work a Conference As a Hottie”, you’ll love this eye-opening post: “13 Lies Told at Web 2.0 Expo”.

Larry cut and pasted his way into a book deal and wants to put McCormack’s book back on the best seller list after a 20 year hiatus.

By Larry Chiang

Palo Alto, California– March 24th —

It feels so good to be in my third college town in a week. Austin, Tempe and now Palo Alto.

If you are sitting there reading this with your HBS section mates, call my phone from a speaker phone and I’ll personally read you this post! My direct line is 650-283-8008 if you don’t have me as speed dial buddy #9.

Anyway, this blog continues to expose the secret societies within business, its loopholes and obvious techniques to out-hustle your competition.

In this post, I change the pace a little as I am looking into my crystal ball and predicting 13  lies told at Web 2.0 Expo.

-1- Follow me on Twitter, I’ll follow you back

-2- I’m NOT going out tonight. I am just meeting a friend for dinner

-3- I’m not at the Four Seasons

-4- I am at the Four Seasons

-5- We have term sheets from First Round Capital, Scale Venture Partners and Founders Fund.

-6- I so have read your blog posts!

-7- Yeah, we are doing really well during this down economy.

-8- I texted you last night. I swear.

-9- I’m not even gonna see Larry Chiang, much less go to his Web 2.0 Expo AfterParty

-10- I never check voicemail.

-11- We have a new Chief Revenue Officer. He’s a rockstar and will solve all of our problems by Q2.

-12- Hey, if you can get me a meeting with Ev, I’ll totally let him know how to make money with Twitter.

-13- I swear I didn’t hook up. I just fell asleep in my friend’s room at the Hotel W

This post was cranked out in about an hour so email me if you see a spelling or grammatical error(s)… larry@larrychiang com


Larry’s book releases 09-09-09 and is on the waitlist to get onto the NY Times bestseller list.

Larry Chiang founded Duck9. It hacked the Fair Issac credit algorithm and educates college students on how to establish and maintain a FICO score over 750. Fair Issac claims the national average is over 700. Larry revealed to members of Congress in January that the real average is 535.

He man-charmed his way into Congress to testify on credit and the World Bank on, well…, credit.

He is a frequent contributor to Business Week’s blog on “What They Don’t Teach You at Business School“. For fun, Larry writes, attends tech conferences and hoops it up at Stanford’s Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation. Text or call him during office hours 11:11am or 11:11pm PST +/-21 minutes at 650-283-8008.

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