“I’m not a businessman: I’m a business, man.”


English: Jay-Z

…“A big part of entrepreneurship is the ability to learn from mistakes,” said Anthony Frasier, founder of The Phat Startup. “When you hear rappers rap about their upbringing, you can learn a lot because they always sprinkle lessons of things they don’t do anymore, things that they do now, things you can relate to.”

Frasier pointed to the lyrics of Jay Z and P. Diddy, which he said could teach listeners about perseverance.

“He [Diddy] talks about work ethic, that’s something that a lot of people tend to overlook,” explained Frasier.

Even venture capitalists like Ben Horowitz, a Silicon Valley investor, use rap lyrics to teach business lessons, according to the New York Times. Every post on his popular blog begins with a hip-hop quote, meant to motivate readers…

via 10 Startup Tips From Hip-Hop Lyrics – Forbes.

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