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Norm Bond Talks Tech, Marketing, Music & Biz with The Digital Drummer: Jim Neusom

Hear great usable information on technology, marketing, music and business in this edition of “The Digital Drummer” hosted by Jim Neusom with guests Norm Bond and entertainer, motivational speakerSERENITY aka-TDB.

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VideoActive: Tapping into the Urban Dollar

Want to reach the “urban market”? The hows, whys and why nots are discussed in this controversial segment of VideoActive.

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Bullsh*t Rappers Tweet: @MisterChuckD Goes In on NGAS In Paris

Never one to keep the righteous knowledge to himself @MrChuckD uses his @twitter voice to BLAZE on NGAS in Paris before a night’s rest

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Cities grow more than suburbs, first time in 100 years

As of July 1, 2011, more than three in every five people living in the United States (62 percent or 194.4 million people) lived in cities.

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4th Annual Urban Suburban Film Festival Hits Philadelphia

The Urban Suburban Film Festival (USFF) was created to bring together artists who have a passion for filmmaking, and seek to find an opportunity to showcase, and distribute their film.

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How To Market To The Urban Consumer: Interview with Norm Bond

A couple of weeks ago I had an opportunity to interview Norm Bond. Norm is Chairman of the National Alliance of Market Developers and a gifted marketer who specializes in marketing to the urban consumer.

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The Notorious CEO: Ten Startup Commandments from Biggie Smalls

It’s not a coincidence that many rap stars are also successful entrepreneurs, and lyrics about business and entrepreneurial ambition are rampant in the genre.

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Many U.S. companies are hiring … overseas

Corporate profits are up. Stock prices are up. So why isn’t anyone hiring? Actually, many American companies are — just maybe not in your town. They’re hiring overseas, where sales are surging and the pipeline of orders is fat.

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Stimulus Is The Real Blowing Money Fast (B.M.F.): How We’re Spending $862 Billion

Recently rapper-entertainer Rick Ross (aka “Ricky Rozay”) dropped what became an urban anthem, under the song title of Blowing Money Fast. He glamorizes a number of “street hustlers” and boasts how they “made seven mil a week”. Not too shabby. Do that every week for a year and you’ve grossed a cool $364 million dollars.

Although impressive, it pales next to the B.M.F. power of the federal government through the ARRA (aka “the stimulus’). Through the ARRA it has managed to blow through more than $8OO billion dollars in the same time frame.

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