Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless and living off of food stamps. Now she’s on the cover of Fast Company Magazine – and she has invested millions in startups run by people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community.
Through pursuing her curiosity and passion, Arlan’s found a way to create a living and a life for herself and work on a really tough problem: reconfiguring the ways that money and funding flow through these underrepresented and underserved populations.
In this episode we also cover:
- Persistence forever pays. No matter how many no’s Arlan received, she shares the driving force behind her determination.
- We are all privileged in some way. Arlan has a beautiful perspective in how we can all share in that privilege without diminishing our own.
- We can all give ourselves strength and support by surrounding yourself people who are positive and motivational – even if that’s virtually through the internet.
- We discuss some of Arlan’s routines and her particularly interesting habit of writing her own future headlines.
- and lots more….
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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
- Chase Jarvis — https://www.chasejarvis.com/
- Creative Live for Business — https://www.creativelive.com/enterprise
- Backstage Capital — https://backstagecapital.com/crew/
- Fast Company — https://www.fastcompany.com
- The L Word — https://www.sho.com/the-l-word
- Oprah — http://www.oprah.com
- Golden Boy — https://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/norwegian-band-goldenboy-262/
- Patreon — https://www.patreon.com
- Dear White People — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5707802/
- Drake — https://drakeofficial.com
- Dear White Venture Capitalists —
- SalesForce — https://www.salesforce.com
- PayPal — https://www.paypal.com
- Outliers — https://www.amazon.com/Outliers-Story-Success-Malcolm-Gladwell/dp/0316017930
- Malcolm Gladwell — www.masterclass.com/MalcolmGladwell
- The Secret of My Success — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093936/
- Michael J. Fox — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000150/
- Penguin Random House — https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com
- Will Smith — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000226/
- Kickstarter — https://www.kickstarter.com
- MailChimp — https://mailchimp.com
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