COMMUNITY

GIVING THE GAME AWAY
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Very Smart Brothas  and Panama Jackson really dove in here. Most people don’t ask the “why.” For those of you from similar backgrounds as mine, I hope you can relate and share some of these thoughts on how people can channel the bad...
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PAY IT FORWARD
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"Life is the classroom, God is the teacher, You are the student and love is the homework." Once you understand that then you realize that NOTHING  is a waste of your time. You will stop focusing solely on the issues,...
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INSPIRE
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The most value an investor can provide is to educate people on two things: how to raise money and how to accelerate their business. That way you teach them how to fish so they can continue to eat. It seems...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH
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Happy Black History Month; We have so much to celebrate! I want to share these books that I read  in elementary school, high school, and college that you should buy for your kids. They have helped me develop confidence, self-esteem,...
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GIVING BACK
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What return are you giving God on his investment in you? This may sound odd from a person who has worked with money for the past 19 years, but money isn't stopping you; what you lack is a plan! If...
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VALUATIONS AND DEAL TERMS
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Back by popular demand! Gotten a lot of messages from founders and tech-heads asking me how the startup market has changed since a year ago with the downturn in the stocks. I’m hosting a FREE workshop for founders only sponsored...
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DECISION MAKING
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Took me 30 years to learn this and it’s one of the first things I tell my mentees about how to “manage their decision-making process.” WHO’S DRIVING THE CAR? When I was a boy, I made a lot of mistakes,...
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VISION
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Having a vision is as important as putting in work. This day was very important to me, I spoke at @uncf_la fundraiser explaining to donors that an investment in UNCF has a multiplier for generations because guys like me who didn’t have...
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YOUTH EDUCATION
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ME: “If anyone can tell me what a stock is I’ll give you “$1000 right now.” THEM: super excited but don’t know. ME: “if anyone can tell me what a bond is I’ll give you $5000 right now.” THEM: going...
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INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
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I actually don’t talk about my job on here a lot, mostly focused on helping founders raise capital and angel investors make better investment decisions. But yesterday I was honored with Investor Of The Year Award from @blackenterprise #techconnext for the work I’ve...
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