Takeaway #199 lunch eating competiton via Too $hort

You out of business, but no need to hang up the sign

We about to open up shop we got thangs to grind

So partner-dude don’t come back through

‘Cause everything we see you with, we going to want that too..

Too $hort f/ C-Bo We Want It

Takeaway #199:  If you are acquiring or besting the competition, be sure to take substantially all assets.  Taste their last crumb from dinner, before they eat your lunch tomorrow.  No need to have the competition leave forwarding addresses for your customers, a nice covenant not to compete will leave the new customers to you.

Takeaway #89 going worldwide with Monteloco

Spending Easter Sunday at Lake Casitas

Rocking the latest Prima gear and Adidas

You should’ve seen us, took me two weeks to speak English

Straight from Mexico, rifa

Ciudad Juarez

Grosspark Elementary to Oxnard College

Monteloco f/ Sly805 Worldwide

Takeaway #89:  You don’t need NAFTA to tell you it’s a global economy.  Information and transformation is happening at exponential speeds.  As fast as this Juarez boy turns into a California college graduate, you can take your local enterprise global.

Takeaway #197 cool @ the bell via Xzibit

……This is grown man business, recognize the tone

If I don’t recognize the number won’t, answer my phone

Xzibit f/ Jelly Roll Rollin’

Takeaway #197:  There is no need to shout above the fray of the immature.  You are the mature, cool collected-head, let your communications reflect the same.  You need not respond to every demand – or have a Pavlovian reaction when the fight bell chimes.

Takeaway #92 on Focus via Mos Def

My restlessness is my nemesis…

You know the motto

Stay fluid even in staccato

 Mos Def Hip Hop

Takeaway 92:  Focus.  Mission creep creates the desire to abandon your mission statement and core competency.  The times are choppy and turbulent (“staccato”) and there is a tendency to fall out of the rhythm of your game (“fluid”).  Stay focused.

Takeaway #195 piece of the rock via 50 cent, Diddy, Jay-Z

trying to show me how to ball

Man they trying to buy some Gucci, I’m trying to buy the mall (Oh yeah!)

I ain’t came to get a little bit I’m trying to get it all

50 Cent f/ Diddy, Jay-Z I Get Money


Takeaway #195: Do you want a retirement watch for your years of service or do you want to own a piece of the rock.  Think equity.  If you have equity, why just settle for a slice, when you can make your own pie.

Takeaway #93 diversity is the new black via #down/kilo #butchcassidy #flakiss

They don’t like to see a heina with some poder (No)

They don’t like how I make the money volver

Now ladies, we could do it too

Homie, why you trippin’, we be taking care of you

Down/Kilo f/ Butch Cassidy, Flakiss Got to Hustle

Takeaway 93:  Diversity is the new black – or classic black, not sure which.  Your CEO is Indra or Carly, get with the program and out of the locker-room.  Stop hating and start enjoying the ROI and the new way to get returns…dinero-volver…it’s a good thing, Martha!