Friday, May 29, 2015

The 1,2,3's of Entrepreneurship Book Review

Book Review: The 1, 2, 3s of Entrepreneurship 
Author: Shanti Das

Shanti Das took the leap of faith to start her expand her entrepreneurial wings within her hometown of Atlanta. While building her company, mistakes were made and often enough she considered throwing in the towel on her business pursuits. However she was able to stay motivated and resilient. By adhering to the wise counsel from established professionals in every industry, she was able to stay the course.  Shanti delves out thirty business and motivation tips to provide guidance and insight for today's business owner.

The tips that stick out to me:
-Never stop pitching. Your pitches may might not get an immediate yes, but a few months- or even a few years- down the road, the potential client may be interested in what you have to offer-Saptosa Foster & Shante Bacon from 135th Street Agency

-Excellence Begets Success. Integrity in your work is infectious. When you are excellent, people take notice, they respect you and will gravitate to you. Midwin Charles, Esq from Midwin Charles & Associates LLC, TV Legal Correspondent.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

G.O.A.T.s Only Great As Their Teams

Lebron has amazed us with his ability to work his way to his 5th NBA Final. Making bold decisions, including figuring out whether to leave or stay with Cleveland. The masses want to appoint Lebron with the label G.O.A.T., but has he earned it yet?

In Phil Jackson's book, Eleven Rings, it breaks down the team dynamics that took the Bulls and Michael Jordan to championship heights. George Mumford helped Michael shift his perspective on being a leader of his team. George mentions that "It's all about being present and taking responsibility for how you relate to yourself and others.. and that means being willing to adjust so that you can meet people where they are. Instead of expecting them to be somewhere else and getting angry and trying to will them to that place, you try to meet them where they are and lead them where you want them to go."

Lebron and the Cavaliers have a lot of work to face off their opponents this June. May Lebron's leadership skills and his team's endurance help the odds ever be in their favor.

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