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Early hustling #160

        -“Put the rest in my small pocket I start clockin…”  Jay Z     

-“Six in the morning, police at my door” Ice-T

-“Early, early, Sunday morning….” Eeek-A-Mouse

 Takeaway #160:  It’s  been the same for decades.  We start the Game first thing in the morning while  fat or lazy cats sleep.  That’s when the good stuff is left on the printer. That’s when first news breaks on WSJ and Bloomberg.  That’s when we get the competitive advantage – the jump on the next guy.  If you are an FX trader operating on different time zones, or working the graveyard shift you know the drill.  If you need to switch to a 24-hour Gym to get to work at 4am – do it.  You need to get hustling in the a.m. today…..

 Read about those who do it every day:  here

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

2 responses to “Early hustling #160

  1. Godo motivation for starting your day but also for directing the course of your career. I can imagine a “Playlist” that readers might upload… songs or clips that could guide each day.

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