April One modern-day entrepreneur who has heeded this advice is Daymond John, creator of FUBU, the young, urban male fashion line. Born of humble means in Queens, New York, John has gone on to build a multimillion-dollar business and develop himself as a celebrity icon. His book, Display of Power, chronicles his rise to power and fame, and strives to inspire other young entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams. John, with the help of collaborator Daniel Paisner, writes in colorful street language: simple, sometimes dirty, but truthful and direct.
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Insight is power. After all, one some level, you start to think power is a kind of given. We expect it. We search for it in ourselves, and brace for it from our colleagues and competitors. But if power itself is a given, where do we find our edge? The appearance of power — and knowing what to do with it. It took that first trip to Vegas for this notion to register. Specifically, it took pulling up at a stop light in a cab driven by a guy who knew a thing or two about power.
I was heading over to the convention centre from my hotel. We pulled up alongside two antique Chevy sports coupes. Different colors, but the same model. One of the cars was being driven by a little old lady, just as polite as could be. The light turned green and you could see her ease gently back on the gas, but she was blocking traffic.
And this other car was being driven by this young guy, looked to be about the same age as me, mid-twenties, and he was just cutting it up. Fishing-tailing, burning out, basically drag racing to each stoplight. To get a copy of the book, click here! Copyright , Daymond John.
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‘Display of Power: How FUBU Changed a World of Fashion’ by Daymond John
Insight is power. After all, one some level, you start to think power is a kind of given. We expect it. We search for it in ourselves, and brace for it from our colleagues and competitors. But if power itself is a given, where do we find our edge? The appearance of power — and knowing what to do with it.