If you could have dinner with one person, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
I would love the opportunity to have dinner with Detavio Samuels, CEO of Revolt. I’ve admired his career from afar as a brand and marketing expert in culture and content. I’d love to learn how he built breakthrough brand moments at Revolt in addition to the conversation around storytelling, contributing to culture and elevating your brand along the way. He’s doing a great job and seeing another Black man in this space really crushing it motivates me.
What are the top two social media sites you use on a regular basis?
I currently only subscribe to Instagram as an active scroller. I’ve curated [it] not only to friends and associates but also to various publishers, creators and influencers across music, fashion and film to stay tapped in. As a result, I actually see tons of interesting content that’s been sourced from other social media outlets, keeping me in the loop of things moving in and around culture. If I want to dig deeper into something around trending topics, I’ll tap in with Twitter. If I want to dive down a rabbit hole on some of my interests, like cooking, I’ll go scrolling on TikTok for a recipe I want to finesse in the kitchen.
What’s currently on your bedside reading list?
I always have the book “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius as a mainstay in my bedside reading. It’s perfect for sparking unique perspectives on all aspects of life professionally, personally and spiritually. As I have stresses in those areas that change, sometimes daily, “Meditations” has inspired positive outlooks in good and bad situations. I’ve been able to approach life differently as a result of many lessons found in this book.
What was the last show you binge-watched?
Netflix has been killing it, feeding some of my untapped interest areas in content. Anime has been something I liked in my younger years growing up in Oakland, California. Recently, I binge-watched the anime series “Tekken: Bloodline,” based on the highly successful fighting-game franchise on PlayStation. Another anime series I recently binge-watched was “Castlevania,” also based on a video game franchise.
At what age do you hope to retire?
Loaded question! I hope to retire from traditional means of building wealth in my 50s and focus on investments and ventures that continue to allow me to learn, grow and have fun—also building wealth while doing it.