CULTURE

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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ANDRE
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@andre is leading the shift in NBA players and if you read between the lines you can see it. Remember when athletes and wealthy black Americans in general mostly focused on fast food, car washes, and other brick & mortar businesses?...
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WILL.I.AM
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Will.I.AM is a tech founder. @iamwill is the founder and CEO of I.am+, they originally focused on headphones as a consumer electronics company but peep this: he raised $117 MILLION from Silicon Valley, employs 300 people, and pivoted to an artificial intelligence...
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KEVIN DURANT
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Kevin Durant is a venture capitalist. He hangs with VC’s (had a bday party at Ben Horowitz’s house), invests with them (co-invests with Ronald Conway a lot) and his manager is out there sourcing and vetting deals for him (Rich...
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TORII HUNTER
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What does a baseball player like Torii Hunter do when he wants to start investing in tech? He finds the people in tech who have accomplished in tech as much as he has in baseball. Torii Hunter was a five-time...
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ICE CUBE
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@icecube should be studied by writers like #jimcollins who wrote #goodtogreat & #builttolast because he epitomizes those findings. “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't is a management book that describes how companies transition from being good companies to great companies, and...
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RAY LEWIS
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Ice Cube used to be Amerikkka’s most wanted. 50 Cent was a street thug that robbed other rappers. You don’t have to finish the way you began. If you don’t know Ray Lewis personally, forget the Hall of Famer and...
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KANYE WEST
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I believe we can learn more from peoples’ mistakes than we can their victories sometimes. What lessons can founders learn from Kanye, who’s my favorite artist, fellow Chicagoan (#southside)? SEVERAL! Apart from having sold 21m records and winning 21 Grammys,...
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JAY-Z
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I am fascinated with Jay Z, not because of his name, but because he overcame his name. He began in struggle and ended in satisfaction. Your current situation is not what defines you in the mind of God. Your life...
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