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Takeaway #23: the Learning Curve and #PublicEnemy

***People, people we are the same

        No we’re not the same

        Cause we don’t know the game

        What we need is awareness, we can’t get careless

        You say what is this?

        My beloved lets get down to business

        Mental self defensive fitness***

 Public Enemy Fight the Power

I said you can write an anthology on PE (Public Enemy, not Price to Earnings).  I will not write it here, but the crew deserves at least one other quote.  Plus, BPM knows that you old heads have a lot of those lyrics in your cranium. 

Do you really believe the guy who is making a mint when he says “I just got lucky, I started the same as you?”  If you do, you don’t know his game.  You need to work that much harder.  You have to stay informed in your field.  You can’t get lazy and act in a slipshod fashion about your area of core competency.  If you sleep on the guy next door, he will eat your lunch.

Inherit in doing this, is maintaining mental fitness. Remember, in a 24-7 global economy, there is a guy on the other side of the world right now trying to take yours.  You can sit by and let him take it, or you can be working on the next thing or tightening up your game. 





About codemizell

The Beats Per Management collective (“The BPM”) is curator for C.O.D.E Mizell and supports the repurposing of hip hop content for professional success. BPM consists of former Hip Hop junkies now living in the corporate world. BPM members carried milk crates of 12” records when “bpm” used to mean beats-per-minute for mixing music, now BPM members focus on Excel spreadsheets, legal briefs, power points, whiteboard-scribbling and business plans. BPM cannot shake the instant recall of Hip Hop lyrics. The good news is that BPM realized that these lyrics had application to its daily management concerns. BPM does not claim to have captured the true artist intent in its lyrical analysis, BPM seeks only to celebrate the role that hype-lyrics can play in the daily grind to get business done in the corporate world. This is not a glorification of urban pop-culture or a debate on the poetic merits of rap, we leave that to the literary critics and socio-political commentators. If you disagree with BPM send us your spin on the lyrics. We have an open mind, and hope you do. The “BPM Takeaways” dispense reminders for your business day. Hopefully, the next time a referenced-cut is heard on the radio, it will trigger your “Takeaway” and not just flashbacks to the music video. A quote-a-day will make you a better executive. BPM hopes to keep all advice short and to the point – Executive Summary Style. Technically the lyrics are “raps” and the culture of the genre is “hip hop” but lets not get overly technical -- substance not form that controls here. The point is you are putting that untapped knowledge to use. And to think they said that Hip-Hop would get you nowhere…puhhleasse. -Roscoe Waxx for BPM

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