Clown him all you want, but Soulja Boy has been on his entrepreneur ish as of late. The idea of building something from the ground up and turning it into a success is as American as apple pie. Many of the movers and shakers in our culture have some kind of entrepreneurial bone in their body, so their stories are appealing to us.
At ComplexCon 2018, the highs and lows of entrepreneurial aspirations were dissected in the How to Make It in America panel, hosted by Young & Reckless founder and CEO Chris "Drama" Pfaff. Joined by the likes of VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk, marketing strategist Karen Civil, and Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke, Pfaff was able to open up a discussion that not only highlighted the need for tomorrow's movers to stay unique, but also what they'll have to look out for on their paths to success, especially in today's social-media-heavy world.
When speaking about what an entrepreneur is, Vaynerchuk made it clear that the definition is the same as it ever was. But, he said, there are just "a bunch of people that are full of shit playing within it," similar to rappers who might not be in the studio on the regular, or ball players who aren't continuing to practice shots before school starts. "It's not a fad. It's just white hot right now."
Civil also said that "it's not a bad thing to chase your dreams" and looked at the good ways in which social media helps push things. Burke echoed that sentiment, because "before this, you had to read or kind of figure out how to get in the business for yourself, but now you can see the day-to-day lives of some people who've made it successful," he said.
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