Subscribe to my YouTube channel here. Many people will tell you that you should own a piece of the companies of the products you buy. So if you buy a lot of Apple stuff, you should own Apple stock. If you love Disney and believe they'll be more valuable in a few years, you should own their stock. I disagree. Here's why you probably shouldn't be buying stocks [...]
Emeka Anen is founder at Instasneaks, known today as THRONE, an online community built for the sneaker and streetwear ecosystem. The app has ranked in the top 40 of hundreds of thousands of apps in the Sports category. Last year, Emeka was featured in Revolts 12 New & Diverse Leaders of Technology alongside other of10podcast guests, Rodney Williams of LISNR, Jewel Burks of PartPic, and Jessica Williams of [...]
Subscribe to my YouTube channel here. I wish I would've learned this earlier in the game. I learned it the hard way. There is a difference between creating a "job" for yourself and creating a real business. A business is an operation. A job is a job.
I’m a member of the Casino Control Commission for the State of Ohio, and this week we had our first meeting outside of Columbus. We took the show on the road and held it in Cleveland. […]
I have an office in downtown Toledo - I enjoy the space a lot. I have a pretty sweet view of the landscape downtown as well (though you couldn't tell from this photo). My desk was pretty clean recently, so I snapped a quick photo - for no particular reason.
An average photo. Its a bigger privilege than I can communicate appropriately here to be a trustee at a major university, specifically my alma mater, the University of Toledo. We recently had Fall semester commencement, and I snapped this selfie in the elevator as we all headed down to the ceremony. A couple of my fellow trustees are pictured, a few deans, President Gaber (University of Toledo) and [...]
For the past 3 or 4 years I’ve been publishing my annual accomplishments and upcoming year goals. It’s always fun to do this, and I encourage everyone to do it – even if you don’t share it out. Taking a moment to look backward at what you got done, evaluate where things got left, and setting a vision for the future is a great exercise for success. You don’t [...]
Jessica Matthews is the founder and CEO at Uncharted Play, the hardware technology firm that’s providing off-grid power for the developing world. She was invited by President Barack Obama to the White House, and currently serves as an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship for Nigeria, and also received praise from Bill Clinton. She’s among Fortune’s Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs, Forbes 30 under 30 list, Black Enterprise’s Innovator of the Year, [...]
How many numbers do you have blocked and only get a No Longer in Service tone when they attempt to reach you? How often do you let the sun rise and set again on conversations that you know will be challenging to have? Here’s a quote that changed my perspective on the topic of difficult conversations: The level of success you’ll achieve can be determined by the level of [...]