Marketing Lessons from the Top 5 Rapper Entrepreneurs

I didn’t started listening to hip-hop until 2006, when I discovered The Grey Album. It was a mash-up between Jay-Z and The Beatles. I was hooked. As I delved deeper into hip-hop, I was surprised to find how many rappers had become very successful entrepreneurs. It turns out Jay-Z’s started his fair share of companies and is … More Marketing Lessons from the Top 5 Rapper Entrepreneurs

Decoded: 17 Secrets to Jay-Z’s Entrepreneurial Success

The record industry is known for chewing musicians up and spitting them out. Apparently Jay-Z didn’t get the memo. In the last 20 years, Jay-Z (a.k.a. Shawn Carter) has amassed a personal worth of $450 million while turning the music business on its head. Sure, he’s had hit records and sold out shows – but … More Decoded: 17 Secrets to Jay-Z’s Entrepreneurial Success

Twitter Goes Public: 21 Things You Should Know

There’s been a lot of excitement leading up to the biggest Internet IPO since May 2012, when Facebook went public. That day was a nightmare for Zuckerberg and Co., as widespread demand caused glitches that left investors unsure whether or not their transaction went through. Facebook’s stock suffered, but has been skyrocketing for the last … More Twitter Goes Public: 21 Things You Should Know

“Be the Unexpected” + 8 Other Lessons from Jack Dorsey (Twitter and Square Founder)

Jack Dorsey isn’t the man you expect him to be. You may know him as the serial entrepreneur founder of both Twitter and Square. But did you know Dorsey’s also a certified masseur who dabbled in fashion design? With Twitter’s announcement that they’re looking to go public and Square getting picked up by Starbucks, Jack … More “Be the Unexpected” + 8 Other Lessons from Jack Dorsey (Twitter and Square Founder)