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GET A LIFE
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While studying we reviewed John 5:2-8 when Jesus told the paralyzed man who was waiting for a healing for 38 years to “Get Up, pick up your mat and walk!” Not only do I want to share that scripture with...
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TRACTION
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How can you meet black VC’s you ask? The best way is TRACTION! We talk about deals all the time. We exchange deal flow all the time. Guys like Lindsay Lee at Authentic Ventures, a brilliant investor in this pic....
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FLOYD MAYWEATHER
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The best investment you can make might just be in yourself. Read this story about Floyd and judge for yourself: “The reason Mayweather is far and away the highest-paid athlete on earth goes back to a decision he made in...
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BEYONCE
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A few years ago @beyonce revamped her team. She formed Parkwood Entertainment, created new departments and recruited new executives from the tech, business and entertainment sectors who joined the team to help grow Parkwood and its interests. And she is killing it!...
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DRAKE
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@champagnepapi has more Instagram followers than Adidas, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, H&M and even the NBA, but how can he make the same type of money at them with that influence? My top 5 ideas: 1. Take 5% of his followers and...
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SOFTWARE
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Investing in software companies has always been the #1 sector for me for the last 8 years. But how do you know how one company stacks up to competitors? One industry rule we have is "The Rule of 40% For a Healthy...
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LIFESTYLE BRANDS
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I really like “Lifestyle Brands.” Through excellent marketing, lifestyle brands have been able to convince people that any product or endorsement of that brand will reinforce or amplify that customer’s shared brand identity. That’s genius! Insane customer loyalty and affinity....
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FINTECH
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Did you know the U.S. government and white-owned banks have historically shut out black Americans from prosperity while boosting white Americans into the middle and upper classes? Look it up. Post-New Deal until the late ’70s, the way that middle-class...
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VC INVESTING IN MINORITIES
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Question: “Since traditional VCs don’t invest in minorities isn’t it a waste of time to focus on raising money from them?" Answer: “The things we focus on will manifest one way or another. Jesus said it, “as a man thinketh...
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GROWTH
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Startup advice from Nick Crocker: “My Biggest Mistake As A Founder." “Put simply, the biggest mistake I made was NOT MAKING GROWTH MY MOST IMPORTANT JOB ON DAY ONE. He founded “Sessions” & it was acquired by MyFitnessPal in December of...
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