Yeah, I heard you don’t grind, you don’t eat
Don’t eat, get a fragile physique, I’m agile and sleek
I run through rappers like my boss had cleats
Beef ain’t shit but cows is resting in peace
Ras Kass ♦ Eat or Die
Takeaway 105: Stay lean and mean on the competition. Also, you cannot operate in fear of conflict. The business minded, must be willing to also be litigation minded. People only respect your negotiation stance or product when they know that you are willing to go to the mat to defend it.
It’s funny how money change a situation
Miscommunication leads to complication
My emancipation don’t fit your equation
Lauryn Hill: Lost Ones
Monetary return often leads to corporate jealousy. People may have a limited view of hierarchical status. The view is often fixed for both you and viewer. Don’t get trapped in someone else’s misguided world view. It is limiting only for them – not you – unless you let it do so.
Additionally, the notion that your new skill set/empowerment (“emancipation”) does not always jibe with other’s “equation” is important. As the pupil becomes the teacher, many ex-teachers are reluctant to end the teacher-student relationship. Be cognizant of the tension, but do not let it limit you. As your skills reach fruition, it is incumbent on you to communicate in a manner that is digestible for those who are grappling with your growth, i.e., avoid miscommunication leading to complication. Unfortunately, sometimes they will not hear you, being distracted by their own memory of the unemancipated/former you. Don’t worry, your new skill set will allow you many different ways to communicate and make sure that they hear the new successful you.
All in the way, just little obstacles
Chew em up, spit em out, just like popsicles
Suckers out of my way, we’re not on the same wavelength
I show stability, potential and strength ***
MC Lyte ♦ Lyte As a Rock; Lyte As a Rock
Takeaway #17: This is quite simply the key to investment success. Warren Buffet has exhausted the topic of becoming the Value Investor for our generation. Minor obstacles and glitches in performance must be ignored when investing in the market. Ignore the day-traders and those flipping companies for quick return. Dust off your edition of Value Line, check out the P/E ratios, roll up your sleeves and crunch the numbers yourself. MC Lyte was never a paper-weight in stature in the industry and I credit her approach to the stability-potential-and-strength mantra that she serves up here. Lyte As a Rock…solid.
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