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3rd Bass says: “Details,details, details***”

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A grin shows a trick up a sleeve (HUAHAH)

What a tangled web they weave

Deceivers, stupefied through fable

say Let’s Make a Deal at the dinner table

Put you on tour, put your record on wax (“Trust me!”)

Sign your life on the X

You eXit, X-off, but what you really get:

A box of Newports, and Puma sweats (“Damn!”)

3rd Bass ♦  The Gas Face

Do you need a translation?  Whether it is a deal memo or a definitive agreement you need to be cautious.  Is the drafter of the contract trying to lure you into a deal with an inordinate amount of fine print that you will only discover long after the fact?  The sales pitch sounds great.  The proponent weaved a great story about what they can do for you and how this deal will change your circumstances for the better.  The black & white deal bears no similarity to the pitch.  Is it bait and switch?  Yes, we suppose, but it is always slightly more subtle.  The deal memo leaves out the key items you need.  The spirit conveyed over the meeting that “locked” the deal up is not captured in the first draft.

BPM is not a fan of putting extra money in the hands of attorneys, but you need to get your attorney to review the earliest possible articulation of the deal in writing.  It’s hard to renegotiate a deal, even it is only written on the back of a cocktail napkin.  You don’t want to go into the deal with an Armani suit and walk out with nothing but a jockstrap.

BPM TAKEAWAY#9:

  • GET THE DETAILS IN WRITING

  • READ THE FINE PRINT

Extra Note:  Attention to detail matters not just for defense, but for building an effective brand, see Details at the Mouse

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

One response to “3rd Bass says: “Details,details, details***”

  1. Note: Facebook trading below IPO price today….I’m just saying…details, details, details…

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