On this podcast reshare, my good friend and host of the Founders Unfound podcast, Dan Kihanya, organized a round table of black male entrepreneurs, including me, to speak on the recent events surrounding George Floyd's death and racism in America. In this discussion we take a temperature of the times and have the tough conversations and much more. https://foundersunfound.com/
On this episode I'm interviewed by Cassie Achzenick. Cassie is a recent grad from the Turing School of Software and Design who reached out to me after hearing me speak to her graduating class, about learning more about the CTO role. In our conversation we touch on topics such as:
How neu is managing COVID.
How leading from within makes you a better leader.
What I learned from Microsoft that I DO NOT want to see at my company.
Neu’s official company values and how they impact our customers.
Plus much more!
I was recently profiled by Jyoti Patel on her upcoming book titled Mutants - How creative individuals, teams, and organizations adapt to the new world.
Mutants profiles how successful leaders lead in times of difficult challenges.
Last week I had an intimate conversation about dealing with tragic loss.
It was with a young entrepreneur in Houston, Texas, who recently experienced the unexpected death of his father to the Coronavirus.
We were introduced by a mutual friend due to our similar circumstances. I also lost my father early last year, 2019.
And so our mutual friend hoped I could pass along some words of wisdom to this entrepreneur, speaking from experience.
I’m a firm believer that God puts you in certain situations so you can help lead others out of similar circumstances.
And so with the permission of this young man, I'm sharing our conversation in hopes it can help others to better handle the loss of a loved one.
Note: due to the intimacy of our conversation, all names have been stripped.
Even if you haven't lost someone, I know you'll get something of value from our conversation.
During our call, I outlined some key lessons learned from losing my father.
I recently connected with a new friend Mike A.
Mike is a member of a Microsoft community I started and had heard about my background and was interested in connecting about how he can best position himself for transitioning from the corporate world into startups.
This episode, I got to catch up with my younger brother and aspiring rapper, Kevin. Kevin has been pursuing music from an early age and has been developing and honing his craft for years now. During my recent trip home, I realized I had never seen him in the messy phase of recording a song. All I'd known was he wrote and weeks later I had a track to listen to. So while I was home, I took to opportunity to sit in on one of his recording sessions at the studio he records in ran by Oktober Jones. Take a listen to the session.