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Success comes in all forms and crosses all lines. So, what’s the common denominator? Learning how to Think Success. JBH goes there with successes from all sectors of life and brings their Thought protocols and life stories to you in ASK JBH.

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    • Entrepreneurship
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Success comes in all forms and crosses all lines. So, what’s the common denominator? Learning how to Think Success. JBH goes there with successes from all sectors of life and brings their Thought protocols and life stories to you in ASK JBH.

    Ask JBH #9: Rodney Sampson

    Ask JBH #9: Rodney Sampson

    Rodney Sampson is heralded as the leading inclusive innovation, entrepreneurship and investment ecosystem builder in the world, particularly given his mission to ensure that everyone, everywhere, particularly socially disadvantaged communities, have equitable access to the new multi-generational wealth creation opportunities afforded in the future of work and fourth industrial revolution as definitive paths to reducing poverty and the racial wealth gap everywhere.  

    In 2013, Sampson cofounded Opportunity Hub (OHUB) as a follow up to the highly successful Kingonomics’ book release and large-scale conferences in Atlanta, GA and Washington, D.C. OHUB scaled quickly to become the leading multi-campus coworking space, entrepreneurship center and tech hub featuring over 300 events a year, a startup pre-accelerator, coding boot-camp, and scholarship initiative and angel investing platform for founders from underestimated and under-tapped communities. Over 15,000 people walked through OHUB’s doors each year. From 2015-17, Sampson was a Partner at TechSquare Labs, a tech hub, seed stage venture fund and creator of the $100,000 Atlanta Startup Battle.  

    Today, TechSquare Labs’ portfolio companies have raised follow on capital of nearly $300 million, are valued at over $1.5 billion, generate over $100 million in annual recurring revenue and employ over 1000 people and growing. He remains the largest minority limited partner in the fund. Today, as Executive Chairman & CEO of Opportunity Hub and OHUB Foundation, Sampson is focused on scaling OHUB as the definitive global future of work, opportunity and wealth creating platform by ensuring that everyone, everywhere has early exposure to tech, startup and venture; in demand technology education, training and talent placement; inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem building; and capital formation. This is driven by the thousands of college and young professional members and growing from hundreds of colleges and universities across America and beyond. OHUB is a supplier, vendor and partner to over 50 tech companies, major corporations, high growth startups, venture funds, municipalities, foundations, associations, colleges and universities and growing.  

    Current national initiatives include OHUB@Cities, OHUB@Campus, HBCU@SXSW, 100 Black Angels Fund I and DEIS, a new strategy, service and future software platform to operationalize diversity, equity and inclusion across the major divisions of growing enterprises. Sampson is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Sampson previously served as the 1st Head of Diversity at Mark Burnett Productions, executive producers of the hit ABC show, ABC’s Sharktank.  

    A strong believer in philanthropy and its role in social impact and advocacy, Sampson supports and serves on the boards of Artificial Intelligence for All (AI4All), Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), International Bishops Conference, and GA Technology for All Policy Summit.Sampson was educated at Tulane University, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and Keller Graduate School of Management. Sampson resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and six children.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ask JBH #8: John Hope Bryant

    Ask JBH #8: John Hope Bryant

    Named as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Most Admired CEOs” in 2018, American Banker magazine 2016 “Innovator of the Year”, Inc.’s “The World’s 10 Top CEOs” (honorable mention), and one of Time magazine’s “50 Leaders for the Future” named in 1994, John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on financial inclusion, economic empowerment and financial dignity. For the past two consecutive years, Bryant has been named in the "100 Most Influential Atlantans" listing developed by the Atlanta Business Chronicle that spotlights Atlanta’s top business and civic influencers. Operation HOPE is acknowledged as one of (No. 34) "Atlanta's 75 Largest Nonprofit Organizations", included in the 2017-2018 Book of Lists—a publication of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

    Bryant is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, Inc. the largest not- for- profit and best-in-class provider of financial literacy, financial inclusion and economic empowerment tools and services in the United States for youth and adults; chairman and chief executive officer of Bryant Group Ventures and The Promise Homes Company, the largest for-profit minority-controlled owners of institutional-quality, single-family residential rental homes in the U.S., and co-founder of Global Dignity.

    Bryant is the author of bestsellers; The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation (Berrett-Koehler, September 2017), How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class (Berrett-Koehler, 2014), and LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass, 2009). He is one of the only bestselling authors on economics and business leadership in the world today who happens to also be African-American.

    https://operationhope.org/

    • 59 min
    Ask JBH #7: Dr. Greg McLeod

    Ask JBH #7: Dr. Greg McLeod

    Dr. Greg McLeod took office as president of Edgecombe Community College in August 2018. He is the fifth president of the College, which was founded in 1967.  A native of North Carolina, Dr. McLeod grew up in the small town of Raeford near Fayetteville and Lumberton. After graduating from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in 1989, he earned a bachelor’s degree in math education at UNC-Chapel Hill as an NC Teaching Fellow Scholar.  After college, he taught middle school and high school math before working briefly in corporate marketing. Later, he earned a master’s degree in training and development and a certificate in business management at NC State University and a Ph.D. in leadership and education at Barry University in Florida. 

    https://www.edgecombe.edu/about/governance/meet-the-president/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ask JBH #6: Pamela Prince-Eason

    Ask JBH #6: Pamela Prince-Eason

    Pamela Prince-Eason is President and CEO of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, a role she assumed in 2011. She was previously Vice President of Worldwide Procurement for Pfizer Inc. and held various leadership positions at Texas Instruments, GSE Systems and Warner Lambert, as well as Co-owner of RMR Associates.

    https://www.wbenc.org/

    • 35 min
    Ask JBH #5: Dr. Tomás D. Morales

    Ask JBH #5: Dr. Tomás D. Morales

    Dr. Tomás D. Morales was selected as the president of California State University, San Bernardino in May 2012. He is the university’s fourth president since it opened in 1965.  Previously, Morales was president of the College of Staten Island, The City University of New York (CUNY), since 2007.

    A staunch advocate of this university’s commitment to student success, he has championed the importance of access to higher education and preparing young people for collegiate success throughout his extensive career as a dedicated educational leader.

    During his tenure at CSUSB, Morales has overseen sustained growth in overall enrollment, the number of degrees awarded, community engagement and university fundraising. The face of the institution is also expanding with its five-year strategic plan well underway, including the new Coyote Village residence hall and Coyote Commons dining hall, the largest single construction project in university history.

    https://www.csusb.edu/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ask JBH #4: Brittany Salone

    Ask JBH #4: Brittany Salone

    Brittany Salone is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Salone Studios, developing and designing solutions in the FinTech sector, Film, and Sound. You can find her online at https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittsalone/

    • 51 min

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