CULTURE

DAMIAN LILLARD
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Although some people think basketball players are overpaid, I think they are underpaid. The top 50 Fortune 500 companies pay their highest-paid employee (the CEO) $25-50 million per year. They even get multiples of that if they get fired. But...
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BUSINESS OF BASKETBALL
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The business of basketball is very profitable, and athletes who could tribute the most aren’t in the top 5 in terms of benefits. These entities benefit the most: 1) Businesses in cities who have teams 2) Sportswear companies 3) The...
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MALCOLM JENKINS
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Malcolm Jenkins is one of the most respected Super Bowl champs in the game, so being able to help him expose his business partners and teammates to the ins and outs of tech investing was one of the highlights of...
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ATHLETES ADDING VALUE
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Athletes can add a lot of value to tech companies. Larry Fitzgerald from the Arizona Cardinals and Josh Kopelman of First Round Capital are more alike than most people realize. I think it’s important for athletes to find coaches outside of sports...
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MC HAMMER
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MC Hammer is a great example of what I tell people all the time: “PROXIMITY. ” A lot of us are too far from people or environments that can accelerate our goals. “I don’t wanna move to SF,” but you’ll...
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ITALEE LUCAS
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I really admire and respect WNBA players! Italee Lucas is currently playing professional basketball in Angola. Angola is one of the richest countries in Africa, and home to the largest oil producing company in sub-Saharan Africa. I think WNBA players have...
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CHRIS BOSH
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Chris Bosh recently said two things that are very profound to me that most players are afraid to say: * “I have millions and know nothing about money.” * He can understand why former NBA players go broke. "Guys spend...
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CULTURE
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We have always known this, but culture has the ability to influence technology and technology influences culture. Most of the successful tech companies start out by sending free product to celebrities. Next, they raise money from them and feature them...
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OFFSET
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Offset recently said on the Breakfast Club that he read about Nas and Juicy J investing and it inspired him to invest. This is huge. When all the headlines are people losing money while investing, others don’t want to invest....
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21 SAVAGE
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Culture - Community - Capital. Those are the three tenants of my mission. Have you guys seen what 21 Savage is doing in financial literacy?! What if leaders of the culture made it cool to save money, invest, start businesses...
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