BY: GURU JAY
Enter into my time machine. Let’s enjoy 80s entertainment. The world was so much different and so much the same as now.
Music reached a creative climax around 1988. Movies saw a boost from graphics and special effects with Star Wars and Disney films. Although there was a recession, musicians like Michael Jackson and Madonna, and movie stars such as: Clint Eastwood and Eddie Murphy thrived as the entertainment business boomed.
Did you know President Ronald Reagan was an actor before becoming Governor of California and Leader of the Free World? Plus, radio and television entertained millions before the World Wide Web ever existed. It was a much simpler time.
Kids were bullied the old fashioned way. There was no such thing as SnapChat. They had pagers or beepers back then. You actually called people on their home phone lines.
Nowadays text and email make communicating impersonal. Online bullies hide behind supposed anonymity and avatars. Still, my iPhone and your Android is kind of awesome.
Defy odds by taking chances. Look at Oprah. A few years ago, Oprah launched the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) with Discovery Communications as a partner. She gambled and thankfully OWN is profitable.
The first program I watched on this network was Master Class. The guest was none other than Jay Z. Without Jay Z, I doubt Kanye West would have a great rap career. With Jay Z, Kanye West’s status elevated.
People attribute Jay Z to a rags to riches success story. I own Blueprints 1 and 2. If you have Blue Print 3, can I borrow it?
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I often fantasize about the future and apply my thoughts to the present. While I reflect on the past, I don’t concentrate on regrets. Roc Nation Sports is a major imprint because of the founder’s fearless attitude.
Jay Z was made in the 80s. Like entertainment he is a business. Learn from him and start strategizing. Jay Z not only mastered the art of music making, but also the science of making money.
I am Guru Jay launching off into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!