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The Resource It's about damn time, Arlan Hamilton with Rachel L. Nelson

It's about damn time, Arlan Hamilton with Rachel L. Nelson

Label
It's about damn time
Title
It's about damn time
Statement of responsibility
Arlan Hamilton with Rachel L. Nelson
Title variation
It is about damn time
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From a black, gay woman who broke into the boys' club of Silicon Valley comes an empowering guide to finding your voice, working your way into any room you want to be in, and achieving your own dreams. In 2015, Arlan Hamilton was on food stamps and sleeping on the floor of the San Francisco airport, with nothing but an old laptop and a dream of breaking into the venture capital business. She couldn't understand why people starting companies all looked the same (white and male), and she wanted the chance to invest in the ideas and people who didn't conform to this image of how a founder is supposed to look. Hamilton had no contacts or network in Silicon Valley, no background in finance-not even a college degree. What she did have was fierce determination and the will to succeed. As much as we wish it weren't so, we still live in a world where being underrepresented often means being underestimated. But as someone who makes her living investing in high-potential founders who also happen to be female, LGBTQ, or people of color, Hamilton understands that being undervalued simply means that a big upside exists. Because even if you have to work twice as hard to get to the starting line, she says, once you are on a level playing field, you will sprint ahead. Despite what society would have you believe, Hamilton argues, a privileged background, an influential network, and a fancy college degree are not prerequisites for success. Here she shares the hard-won wisdom she's picked up on her remarkable journey from food-stamp recipient to venture capitalist, with lessons like "The Best Music Comes from the Worst Breakups," "Let Someone Shorter Stand in Front of You," "The Dangers of Hustle Porn," and "Don't Let Anyone Drink Your Diet Coke." Along the way, she inspires us all to defy other people's expectations and to become the role models we've been looking for"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, Arlan
Dewey number
650.1
Index
index present
LC call number
HD62.5
LC item number
.H3555 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New business enterprises
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Success in business
  • Minority businesswomen
Label
It's about damn time, Arlan Hamilton with Rachel L. Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From food stamps to Fast Company ; Becoming money ; Relationships ; Resilience ; Authenticity ; Creativity ; Confidence ; Self-care ; The big picture
Control code
on1140374394
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9780593136416
Lccn
2020003066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) u1165399
  • (OCoLC)1140374394
Label
It's about damn time, Arlan Hamilton with Rachel L. Nelson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From food stamps to Fast Company ; Becoming money ; Relationships ; Resilience ; Authenticity ; Creativity ; Confidence ; Self-care ; The big picture
Control code
on1140374394
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9780593136416
Lccn
2020003066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) u1165399
  • (OCoLC)1140374394

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