How a Portland Event Being Cancelled Demonstrated White Privilege

This week, a controversy erupted over a local show in Portland, OR. It all stemmed from the promotional artwork meant to look like a Black Friday sale advertisement: The ad features several racial stereotypes about black culture: cocoa butter, oversized basketball jerseys, grills, and so on. Understandably, local racial justice activists were upset by this poster […]

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New Scheduled Appearances: TEDxSalem, Music Millenium, Oregon Paralegal Association

I’ve updated the appearances page with a few more entries. Some of the highlights include: July 12: Portland, OR – Music Millenium I’m hosting a discussion of arts and business as well as doing a book signing for my newest release, Music Business Hacks. The book isn’t really formatted for doing a straight reading, but we […]

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Forbes Feature – The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World

  Today, the newest book in the Forbes Signature Series was released. It’s The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World by Laura Shin. It features some very personal stories with yours truly. Yes, it’s true that I originally dropped out of college to be a rockstar and that I was laid […]

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Thoughts about the Status Quo

During a long drive today, I had some time to think about the status quo, tradition, and people who justify their actions because “that’s the way it’s always been done.” Here are some thoughts about that: If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll never achieve more than you ever have. In fact, the law […]

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