i ain’t doing this for a check or fame
this right here is to relieve my pain
Theophilus London ♦ Humdrum Town
Takeaway#231: What is your sustainable, competitive advantage? What drives you on a daily basis to go the extra mile and work a little harder? It can’t be just the money. It may be that on which you spend the money. You need to isolate that advantage, now. It is your weakness and strength. The reality is you can’t really do it well, unless you know exactly why you are doing it.
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
Very Cool. Yes, passion must drive the action. Video helped tremendously! I am reading, listening and learning. If you’re in NYC next weekend (3/30, 3/31) there’s a Hip Hop conference at NYU that might interest you: “Show and Prove: the Tensions, Contradictions, and Possibilities of Hip Hop Studies in Practice.”
Hope to make it. Sam Seidel is an innovator: