How to Hack Your Education

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How to Hack Your Education Leverage Your Education to Accelerate Your Career Slides from Speech at NYU Stern Business School Speaker: David Teten, Teten.com

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  • Hack the University How to Squeeze Maximum Value from Your Education David Teten, Partner, ff Venture Capital ffvc.com // teten.com Sign up for updates at Teten.com and Twitter @dteten(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dive_off!.jpg
  • Dont Take Notes! Download these slides and the book and get more free resources at: teten.com/education(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Introduction Myths Career Planning Network Selective Programs Next Steps(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps ff Venture Capital (ffvc.com) Early-stage technology venture capital fund based in New York Founded 1999, with over 160 investments in 55 companies Focus on early stage internet companies with disruptive models First investments typically $75-$400K at valuations of $340m); Klout, Voxy, 500px(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps David Teten (teten.com) Partner, ff Venture Capital, early-stage technology venture capital fund Founder and Chairman, Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York Founder and Chairman, Navon Partners, startup focused on sourcing deals for private equity funds Managing Director, Evalueserve, through September 2008. 2,500-person finance-focused research and analytics firm. Founder and CEO, Circle of Experts (investment research firm), sold to Evalueserve Founder and CEO, Teten Executive Recruiting, sold to Accolo, #42 on 2007 Inc. 500 Founder and CEO, GoldNames, domain name investment bank, based in Israel Technology/Defense Investment Banking, Bear Stearns (#1 group at Bear investment banking by revenues) Lead author, The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online (TheVirtualHandshake.com) Harvard MBA 1998, Yale BA, both with honors.(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Selected Past Audiences for this Presentation NYU Stern Evisors MBA webinar Other student groups(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Introduction Myths Career Planning Network Selective Programs Next Steps(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps An elite degree guarantees a reasonable level of competence.(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http:// http://farm1.static.flickr.com/2/2984143_376850d1d8_z.jpg
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps A degree from a top school guarantees success.(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com American Psycho (2000)
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps You should get to know as many people as possible.(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/brosner/1332351/
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Everyone at school loves and accepts you.(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/usag-yongsan/4947418102/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Your friends in school will be with you for a lifetime.(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5095/5564245102_21eff9ceb0_z.jpg
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps People in elite schools care about the less privileged.(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/522695099/
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Students are independent thinkers.(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregthebusker/3986499918/
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps You are going to judge your life by your own metrics, and dont care what other people think about you.(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/izzard/183927/
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Right after school is a great time to start a company.(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http://alphamom.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/lemonade-stand3.jpg
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps You should join a startup, any startup.(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Braeden_hacking.jpg/
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Introduction Myths Career Planning Network Selective Programs Next Steps(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Define your goals View yourself from your obituary But think entrepreneurially about your career (see thestartupofyou.com)(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http://www.500px.com/photo/3724843?from=popular
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Dont get caught in the middle Academy companies Choose your own - Technology path - Strategy consulting Do something exceptionally well - Investment banks Join the best of - Investing breed groups(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http://farm1.static.flickr.com/81/238945701_166186bb6e_z.jpg?zz=1
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Prepare for School Master Elevator pitch Review the student database Contact student clubs(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Character Competence Relevance Strength Information Number Diversity Introduction Myths Career Planning Network Selective Programs Next Steps(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Character Competence Relevance Strength Information Number Diversity Network Valuation Formula Ch = Character Co = Your Competence R = Relevance of the contact S = Strength of your relationship I = Information N = Number of people D = Diversity N = D * (Chn*Con *Rn* Sn*In) n=1(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com David Teten and Scott Allen, The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online (www.TheVirtualHandshake.com)
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Character Competence Relevance Strength Information Number Diversity Balance of Strength and Numbers Average Strength = Minutes Available / Person Number = # People therefore Average Strength * Number = Total Minutes Available vs. http://blog.mysanantonio.com/downtown/files/2011/07/mcdonalds.png, http://www.m-c-network.org/resource/resmgr/mckinsey.gif(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Character Competence Relevance Strength Information Number Diversity Guard your reputation Listen more than you talk Be humble Mr. Miyagi http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx337/eric_at/miyagi.jpg(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Character Competence Relevance Strength Information Number Diversity Study skills Touch type Master your productivity tools (MS Office, Asana, etc.) Master homework templates Write clean notes Answer the question http://ak1.ostkcdn.com/images/products/3/MLB10737850.jpg(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Character Competence Relevance Strength Information Number Diversity Appear Intelligent Economist, Wall Street Journal Initiate (or at least repeat) perceptive insights Provide sources Learn active listening Avoid uh, um http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/chimps.jpg(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Character Competence Relevance Strength Information Number Diversity Become an effective member of class Plan the first impression Multipurpose your work, e.g., submit a school paper for journal publication http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Miami_Music_Project_-_Flickr_-_Knight_Foundation_(1).jpg(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Character Competence Relevance Strength Information Number Diversity Meet the other people at university People not in your school Organize student-faculty events(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5201/5356370156_5e710e8013_z.jpg
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Character Competence Relevance Strength Information Number Diversity Work, dont play, to build a relationship Become a club officer Play team sports(c) 2012 David Teten. More at teten.com http://flickr.com/photos/tinou/1333854180/
  • Intro Myths Career Network Programs Next Steps Character Competence Relevance Strength Information Number Diversity Be a data hound Tools for Assimilating Data into Your CRM System...