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Daymond John Launches Black Entrepreneurs Day To Inspire Black Business Owners To Persevere

What do Black entrepreneurs—more than 40% of whom have shuttered their businesses amidst the pandemic—need during this unprecedented time? If you ask Daymond John, it’s support from industry peers, honest conversations about Black business and, during a time of heightened emotional stress, quality entertainment. 

“You see people out there burning businesses when they should be building them,” the FUBU founder and CEO and Shark Tank investor tells Forbes. “People of color need more inspiration and more of the right inspiration, instead of letting out frustrations and disappointment in today’s current environment in a negative way.”

John turned his anger into action. The result: Black Entrepreneurs Day Presented by Chase for Business, an inaugural event on Oct. 24 that will bring together business leaders such as

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings shares the management books that inspire him

  • Reed Hastings is the cofounder and co-CEO of Netflix, which has seen extraordinary growth during the pandemic as individuals search for indoor entertainment.
  • The streaming company added nearly as many new subscribers in the first half of this year as it did in all of 2019.
  • Hastings spoke with Insider’s Global Editor-in-Chief Nich Carlson on the podcast Starting Up about his new book, how he runs Netflix, and the books that inspired him.
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While some associate Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings with ushering in a new era of video entertainment, others know him for building one of the world’s most innovative companies with unusual corporate policies. These strategies may be controversial, but they also seem to work; Netflix, founded in 1997, has reached a $227 billion market cap since going public in 2002.

On a recent episode of the podcast Starting Up, Hastings told

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