Archive for February, 2010

Dale Begg-Smith: Olympic Gold medalist &Self-Made Millionaire by 19

Posted in For Entreprenuers Only, Motivational with tags , , , on February 22, 2010 by HaZiQ aLi

CALGARY—Olympic gold medalist Dale Begg-Smith is the top-ranked moguls skier in the world. Yet after he finished first this month at a World Cup race here, reporters swarming around him didn’t ask about his kicker, his twister or his daffy, as moguls tricks are known. They asked about his high-tech business.

“Guys, sorry,” Steve Devosich, Mr. Begg-Smith’s coach, told them. “But Dale’s not supposed to answer questions about business.”

There’s no shortage of subjects that famous athletes don’t want to talk about—marital infidelity, marijuana pipes, dog fighting, performance-enhancing drugs.

But Mr. Begg-Smith’s sore subject would be the envy of most 25-year-olds: He’s an Internet prodigy. As a teenager in Vancouver, Mr. Begg-Smith launched high-tech businesses that earned enough money to spare him the usual hardships of striving Olympians. Mr. Begg-Smith is so rich he has never even needed corporate sponsors.

Yet to his chagrin, his business endeavors often draw more attention than his athletic triumphs.

At the press conference following his gold-medal win at the 2006 Games, for instance, reporters asked his fellow medalists how their cars compared with Mr. Begg-Smith’s Lamborghini. After the other two medalists responded “Audi” and “Subaru,” Mr. Begg-Smith said, “I don’t know why we’re talking about [that]. I’m not here for business. I won Olympic gold.”
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How we started our record label with $350.00

Posted in For Entreprenuers Only, MusicBusinessJewels, ShowBiz, Sky Republic / Organized Rhyme, The Haziq $how with tags , , , on February 22, 2010 by HaZiQ aLi

I regret how much I was cursing… I beleive it was Lauryn Hill who said “I add a mu_____ so u ignant nixxas hear meeeeeee…” LoL

Rennaisance Man: Leonardo DaVinci’s resume for the Duke of Milan

Posted in Motivational with tags , , , , , on February 22, 2010 by HaZiQ aLi

Super. Human.

I just checked out an exhibit on this dude at the High museum in Atlanta GA. The main thing that struck me was how in the 1400’s -when he was living- it was understood your life was meaningless unless you chased your passions. Today the children are lulled to sleep with subjects that dont matter to them. They sit in class and watch the clock until they “graduate” to sitting at a job and watching the clock.. Sad.

This dude though knew EARLY what he wanted to do, his father noticed it too, moved on it, and.. well.. the rest is history.

At one time in history, even da Vinci himself though, had to pen a resume to explain why he was a qualified job applicant. Here’s a translation of his letter to the Duke of Milan, enumerating his many talents and abilities.

Most Illustrious Lord, Having now sufficiently considered the specimens of all those who proclaim themselves skilled contrivers of instruments of war, and that the invention and operation of the said instruments are nothing different from those in common use: I shall endeavor, without prejudice to any one else, to explain myself to your Excellency, showing your Lordship my secret, and then offering them to your best pleasure and approbation to work with effect at opportune moments on all those things which, in part, shall be briefly noted below.

1. I have a sort of extremely light and strong bridges, adapted to be most easily carried, and with them you may pursue, and at any time flee from the enemy; and others, secure and indestructible by fire and battle, easy and convenient to lift and place. Also methods of burning and destroying those of the enemy.

2. I know how, when a place is besieged, to take the water out of the trenches, and make endless variety of bridges, and covered ways and ladders, and other machines pertaining to such expeditions.

3. If, by reason of the height of the banks, or the strength of the place and its position, it is impossible, when besieging a place, to avail oneself of the plan of bombardment, I have methods for destroying every rock or other fortress, even if it were founded on a rock, etc.

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Come check me out@ “I Keep It Classic” w/IL& Greg Street

Posted in The Haziq $how with tags , , , , , , on February 1, 2010 by HaZiQ aLi

Just $5 before 10 and $10 after that...

The homie I.L. who puts this together has a U-stream show he broadcasts from Patchwerk recording studios that gets 100k viewers, features acts such as GucciMane- or whoever else is recording in the legendary studio- giving either approval or game to the next superstars of the industry…this turned into a showcase which has already outgrown two venues and has had acts join forces with everything from artists you know such as Flo-Rida, to producers you know such as the cats behind “Say Ahhh”, … check em out more here www.IkeepItClassic.com

Should be a fun show.. come check me out!
Now, what records should i do….hmmmmm…

The 7 psychological principles of Scam Artists.

Posted in Business, Entertainment with tags , , , , on February 1, 2010 by HaZiQ aLi

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Good con-men are politicians or record execs excellent intuitive psychologists. Just like magicians they understand enough about how the mind works to exploit its vulnerabilities. Our fascination with hustlers is insatiable and, despite being criminals, they are frequently portrayed by Hollywood in a flattering light, in films like The Sting, Catch Me If You Can and the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy.

Of course the reality is nowhere near as romantic, especially if you’ve fallen for one of the cons. Frank Stajano, a security expert at Cambridge University, has been working with Paul Wilson, a scam artist and author of BBC TV’s The Real Hustle to identify the 7 major psychological principles used in short cons to part people from their cash (Stajano & Wilson, 2009; PDF, 308K).

1. Distraction
Attention is like spotlight, which means when it’s pointing in one direction it pretty much ignores everything else.

Except people don’t realise how little information coming in from the outside world we actually process. Naturally you don’t notice what you don’t notice, plus the mind is designed to fill in the gaps for us. But Hustlers do know and almost every con uses some kind of distraction.

The classic example is ‘Three-card Monte’ sometimes called ‘Find the Lady’, a rigged card game in which the aim is to find one card out of three after the hustler shuffles them around.

At the heart of this hustle is the orchestration of a crowd of onlookers who the mark (that’s you and me) thinks are all fellow punters, but who are actually in on the game. Marks are distracted by the situation in the street — the banter, laughter and excitement — and don’t realise the whole thing is a setup: no matter what the mark thinks they know, there is no way to win. The hustler is always one step ahead.

Stajano and Wilson call Three-card Monte ‘polite mugging’.
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Lizard Brain: why MOST are so creative but so FEW are successful.

Posted in Business, For Entreprenuers Only, Motivational, MusicBusinessJewels with tags , , on February 1, 2010 by HaZiQ aLi

Seth Godin: Quieting the Lizard Brain from 99% on

Marketing. Genius.

Please click the above link. This guy Seth Godin is the bestselling author of ten books. Most of which could easily change your life. He writes about marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect. What i love about the following 18min is that he explains, in the most simple terms i’ve ever heard, exactly why you BS yourself out of success- over and over again.. Here’s a quick synopsis:

Thrashing: The idea that the bigger a project gets, and the closer you get to shipping- the more ideas, excuses, and confusion come about. Seth’s concept is that “thrashing” must happen, but it must happen at the beginning. It’s cheap in the beginning, but very expensive rite before it’s time to “ship”. Amatuers ignore this. The successful companies adopt a “speak early or shut-UP” philosophy.
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