Why Most Ideas Never Happen

Ideas are the foundation of the capitalist society. Actually ideas are the foundation of all society. Someone had an idea to take the teachings of various leaders and the world now has religion. One guy sat down and had an idea about placing dough in the oven with cheese and we now have pizza. Some Read More …

Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 3

Chapter 3 The easiest way to present what I’m trying to disclose here is to simply show rather than tell. I know, as smooth as I am, even a brother that’s got his stuff together can get on your nerves. I wouldn’t want that to happen because what I’m saying here is important. It’s as Read More …

Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 23

Chapter 23 I’m still trying to figure out a few things. If a relationship can be as good as it was with me and Janice why in the hell was I so afraid to try it before? I know the trauma from the first girlfriend thing was my excuse, but it was just that, an Read More …

Rework by Jason Fried and David Hansson

(Written in 2011) What is Rework? Rework is a book on rethinking what it is to be a small business person. The book was written by the founders of 37signals. Real quick, what I just did by inserting their link into this blog post has helped to increase their SEO. Why is this important in Read More …

Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 16

Chapter 16 A reflection can be found anywhere, or it can come at anytime. Two of the most important reflections I’ve had in my adulthood happened because of a conversation with a brother three years younger than myself. Flip, like he said about Tina, was brought into my life for a reason. People coming into Read More …

Get To Know: In Honor of Gil Scott Heron

I wrote this paper while I was enrolled as an undergrad at San Diego State University. I did not edit this in any way. I felt compelled to post this because people will allow Gil Scott’s death to go uncelebrated, and unrecognized. I hope they won’t. I won’t because his death diminshes my creative world, Read More …

PR & Marketing for the little guy

PR or Public Relations as defined by Howstuffworks.com is, “A basic definition of public relations is to shape and maintain the image of a company, organization or individual in the eyes of the client’s various “publics.” What is a “public” exactly? A public, in PR terms, is anyone who ever has or ever will form Read More …

You Should Read This: Archie’s Psalm

Authored by Christopher D. Burns Archie’s Psalm is a glimpse into the life of a latchkey kid who is encountering situations that force him to learn about the changing world around him. A coming of age story with a carefully crafted narrative and subplot, Archie’s Psalm shows the transitioning world of a neighborhood in Memphis, Read More …

Winter In Hip-Hop: Track – 3: And It Goes A Little Something Like This

Here I am, a man frustrated with the state, status, complacency of Hip-Hop, listening to an R& B album, ‘Neo Soul’ CD that is almost replacing my desire for finding Rap music that sounds ‘different’. Hip-Hop doesn’t create in me the same emotions it used to. Maybe once or twice, or a few more times Read More …

Stages: a handbook on men & relationships

There are four stages men go through before settling down with one woman, according to Terrence Matthews. If a man hasn’t encountered each stage he will never be ready for marriage. Terrence relays his Stages theory to the reader as he tells of his own movement through these phases.  Buy Stages: a handbook on men Read More …

You Should Read This: A Man’s State of Mind by Christopher D. Burns

It only takes one time for a man to be hurt before he turns bad.  Unlike women, men… Well, let’s say men don’t have the recovery capabilities that women own.  Darryl Cartier no longer wants to be wrong, but the choices made in the past force him into a new sense of understanding how it Read More …

25 Key Points: Key Point 6 – Grassroots Marketing Is Vital

Key Point 6: Grassroots Marketing is Vital – I have been involved in basketball for the last 16 years. I was a college student/athlete, a head coach, assistant athletic director, recruiter for a JUCO, camp coordinator, basketball website developer, point of contact for college coaches seeking players, and finally as an NBA/NCAA blogger. All of Read More …

25 Key Points: Key Point 5 – Learn To Do Some Things Yourself

Key Point 5: Learn To Do Some Things Yourself – Let’s say you have decided to start your own photography service. You have gone to school as an art major and you learned to shoot videos and film as an elective. You really enjoy photography and it has become a passion. Photography is one of Read More …

25 Key Points: Key Point 4 – You Need A Business Plan

Key Point 4: You Need a Business Plan – While I have failed to cover business plans, I am adamant about the importance of organization. The reason I made the mistakes I made with my first business is because I failed to analyze my market and understand terminology and create projections that would enable me Read More …

25 Key Points: Key Point 3 – Stay In Your Lane

Key Point 3: Stay In Your Lane – Once you’ve decided to try one of your ideas, it will be tempting to try other things that look like they are working for others. You may see a friend or associate selling flowers and making pretty good money, so you start thinking that you can do Read More …

A Few Thoughts on Obama and Presidents in General

Wait a minute, you really think this is my fault? I am not going to go into detail about the US losing its AAA credit rating with S&P. Although the fact that it happened on a Black President’s watch is pretty darn funny, in the funniest unfunny way that I can approach it. (Insert random Read More …

Section 4 Business and Entrepreneurship

Watch Section 1 Watch Section 2 Watch Section 3 Watch Section 4 This was originally posted in 2011 to the site and is a little dated, but is still very relevant. I eventually captured all of these points and place them into One Hour To Wealth: Your Great Idea is Valuable…Get Up and Write It Read More …

Section 3 Business and Entrepreneurship

Watch Section 1 Watch Section 2 Watch Section 3 Watch Section 4 This was originally posted in 2011 to the site and is a little dated, but is still very relevant. I eventually captured all of these points and place them into One Hour To Wealth: Your Great Idea is Valuable…Get Up and Write It Read More …

Stages: A Handbook On Men and Relationships Chapter Breakdown with Links

I had a friend who recently said he wanted to read Stages, but he couldn’t find the first chapter easily. I am remedying that problem by setting up this post. Here you can click on each chapter and read the book from beginning to end. If you decide to buy the e-book or the actual Read More …

Who says we’re not reading?

Speaking of reading, some organization polled America that revealed the latest statistics about the decline of readers. They developed this poll by researching how many people checked out library books and the sales of books in closing stores such as Barnes-n-Noble. People still go to library? If I had the tools, I would do a Read More …

Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 22

Chapter 22 Life becomes a habit if you don’t start doing something in your spare time to keep you sane. I had continued with my music, but I’d picked up another trade in my spare time, something I’d come to enjoy thoroughly, writing. Flip had added more speakers to his house and bought a new Read More …

Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 21

Chapter 21 I was on top of the world after that night. My life seemed so perfect. We shared our first week with each other talking and feeling excited about us. It all seemed like a dream. I never expected to be this happy. The second week passed and Flip and I had talked about Read More …