How can you make it big? Like billionaire-NBA-owner big? It starts with a hustle, as Mark Cuban lays out this week on The Carlos Watson Show. If you’re looking for unlikely paths to success, we’ve got you covered, from the Iranian-born investment master who shattered glass ceilings, to the trans Filipina immigrant who’s making some of the most striking films of the moment, to the Gen Zer behind your favorite tunes. Read on for more.
Meet the blue-collar billionaire. The ultimate hustler, Mark Cuban shares how he out-worked, out-learned and out-hustled his way to the top. The Dallas Mavericks owner reveals his surprising reaction to team losses, how he raises self-sufficient children and gives his ultimate advice to young entrepreneurs. This is a can't-miss episode for those hoping to make it big.
The Iran-born Afsaneh Beschloss* shattered glass ceilings at the World Bank and elsewhere, and now manages more than $14 billion as the CEO of RockCreek. You’ll want to hear her takes on the countries and sectors that are thriving — and flopping — during these turbulent times.
What’s the best way for young women to get on a better financial path? Set some of your paycheck to go straight to savings, then forget about it, says Samantha Saperstein, head of JPMorgan Chase’s Women on the Move initiative. “That automatic behavior really works,” she says, pointing to research showing that saving is on the rise — even amid the downturn this year.
How do you navigate your cash flow? How can you adapt to today’s economic challenges? What are successful businesses doing right now? JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Sekou Kaalund shares details on Advancing Black Entrepreneurs by Chase for Business, a free toolkit for business owners to improve everything from supply chains to vendor relationships.
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was a classic small-government conservative and Republican stalwart. Then Donald Trump came along. Flake, who retired rather than seek reelection in 2018, takes you inside his private clashes with the president and shares his vision for the post-Trump GOP — as well as his optimism that the weeks ahead won’t be as turbulent as many people fear.
“We need to get back to a more civil way of dealing with politics.” That’s Jeb Bush’s counterpoint to the last four years. Thumped by Trump in the 2016 primaries, he now says he’s a fan of some of the president’s policy wins — but believes Trump’s divisive rhetoric needs to be called out. The politician Bush admires these days? Andrew Yang.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt loves you — and everyone. The 3rd Rock From the Sun and 500 Days of Summer actor was raised by activist parents and insists “the left is in my blood.” He says he’s already seeing Black Lives Matter make an impact on Hollywood, and that true patriotism is pointing out a country’s flaws and working to improve them. Hear about his new Netflix movie and why 2020 feels like 1969.
Gen Z’s creativity and the speed of our news cycle will force us to Reset America, says songwriter and producer Finneas. The brains behind some of your favorite songs from Selena Gomez, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber and, of course, his younger sister Billie Eilish, Finneas represents the creativity of the rising generation that’s quickly seizing control of our culture.
After emigrating from the Philippines to the U.S., Isabel Sandoval had yet to discover she was trans. So she says she played a trans woman in her first feature film “to test the waters.” Now she’s fully herself and making an impact with films like Lingua Franca, stories into which she weaves her identity without letting it define them.
Merawi Gerima is an artist well suited for our time. The mind behind the Netflix hit Residue will make you care about gentrification and its impacts on his hometown, Washington, D.C. His community-based explorations of race make him a figure worth getting to know.