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💡Issue #197: 68 Bits of unsolicited advice, Black wealth & Breaking into VC

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Last week a friend of mine Ruth Penfold released an interview I had on her podcast Pancakes and Peaco
 

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May 4 · Issue #197 · View online
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Last week a friend of mine Ruth Penfold released an interview I had on her podcast Pancakes and Peacocks. I hate listening back to my voice but I did love that this interview was very different from the conversations I usually have. We explored the importance of habits, listening to the whisper of curiosity and some tools for figuring out what your superpowers are.
Have a listen and let me know what you take away from the conversation.
This newsletter includes an article on ‘68 Bits of unsolicited advice.’ Two of my favourites were:
Experience is overrated. When hiring, hire for aptitude, train for skills. Most really amazing or great things are done by people doing them for the first time.
“Being able to listen well is a superpower. While listening to someone you love keep asking them “Is there more?”, until there is no more.”
Have a productive week!

Andy Ayim’s podcast episode with Ruth Penfold on Pancakes and Peacocks.
FROM THE STARTUPS 🚀
Check out this free, extensive #CovidCreativesToolkit
GoCardless share a transparent post on their company announcement on how to manage their costs during COVID-19 which includes some cuts.
Issa Rae launched a new app called Clture, which makes it easy for you to own your streaming media data and get paid for it.
FROM THE INVESTORS 💸
Seedcamp share how they invested in three new pre-seed companies they only ever met remotely.
The Invest Like The Best podcast interview VC investor Josh Kopelman on the past, present and future of seed investing.
Femstreet share a great thread on VC interview tips, templates and advice for breaking into VC.
EVENTS 🎟️
5pm, May 7th with @VCWannabe & @JuneAngelides
5pm, May 7th with @VCWannabe & @JuneAngelides
Success Talks are hosting a free virtual conference for individuals who want to make the most of the lockdown for their career
BLCK VC are hosting a Fireside chat with Arlan Hamilton and Marlon Nichols tomorrow, 5th May.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 👩🏿‍💻
Kevin Kelly shares 68 Bits of unsolicited advice on his 68th birthday.
Blakademik present a great panel discussion on how to get started with wealth creation. Some great tips and habits here with a transparent conversation.
Government announces £617m in grants for co-working space tenants, market traders and more
Need help applying for these government loans? Check out Lendoe. This article shares the support they provide with their Partner Network.
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