My Global Hustle

How Television Shapes Our Worldview featuring Larry Ossei-Mensah

I got the word yesterday that we finally have a release date of May 16th, 2014 for the book that I contributed to with my co-writer Stylés I. Akira entitled: How Television Shapes Our Worldview Media Representations of Social Trends and Change. The release of this project is bittersweet because we put probably hundreds of hours in and to see it come to fruition is truly rewarding.

Shout out to my co-writer Stylés I. Akira, editors: Deborah A. Macey, Kathleen M. Ryan, and Noah J. Springer, in addition to our publisher Lexington Books/Rowman.

The section of the book we wrote is entitled: The Construction of Taste: Television and American Home Décor. This is an academic text chalk filled with gems that I look forward to sharing with the world. Check out below a full summary of the whole book. -LOM (more…)

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Entrepreneurial Advice From Diddy

Diddy was just named #1 on the Forbes Hip-Hop richest list again. Peep some of the jewels that Puff believes emerging entrepreneurs need to keep in mind as their build their businesses. – LOM
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Navigating the New Landscape in the Art World featuring Larry Ossei-Mensah

This evening I’m going to be participating in a panel in Staten Island discussing strategies and tactics that artists can leverage the navigate the art world. If you happen to be in the area come through. The event is presented in partnership with Live with Design and Staten Island Arts. – LOM

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The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living

I stumbled upon this book earlier today and haven’t been able to put it down. Definitely a delightful read especially for all you fellow entrepreneurs out there. I think you find a lot of jewels in this text by Randy Komisar. Click the image for more information - LOM

Brief Summary

The book’s timeless advice – to make work pay not just in cash, but in experience, satisfaction, and joy – will be embraced by anyone who wants success to come not just from what they do, but from who they are.

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Oscar Murillo x Larry Ossei-Mensah (#mercantilenovel)

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of chopping it up and building with visual artist and art world “it boy” Oscar Murillo at David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea. Oscar is currently preparing for his first solo exhibition in NYC opening on April 24th. The exhibition is entitled A Mercantile Novel.

A Mercantile Novel is an exhibition where Oscar will recreate a candy-making factory at the David Zwirner Gallery. During the run of the exhibition approximately tens of thousands of candies will be produced to be given away at the gallery and around the city. Hearing Oscar contextualize the ideas behind the concept for the exhibition, I’m excited for the rest of the world to see this show. There are so many layers to this exhibition and the experience intended for the gallery goers to have, I’m curious to see what the feedback will be from the art world and non-art word folks.  It will definitely be the talk of the down for the next 2 months.  – LOM

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Domaine de la Petite Cassagne Rose

For those of you who follow me on Instagram (@Youngglobal), you are well aware that I’ve started a fun little project to celebrate the warmer weather in NYC after such a brutal winter. The hashtag #ygswinepicks is designed to find great wines for under $20 bucks. For those of you who are wine geeks, you know that you can find wine with great value w/o breaking the bank.

Here is Domaine de la Petite Cassagne Rose , which I had the pleasure of trying over the weekend at a BDay gathering. I love the crisp, fruity, but not so sweet taste of the wine. It was easy to drink and great for sharing with friends. This wine might become a staple on my wine roster this spring/summer. Give it a try and let me know what you think. -LOM

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Amazon Phone?


The rumor mill is buzzing with news that Amazon is going to announce that they are coming out with a phone this fall. Jeff Bezos is definitely living up to the hype of him becoming the heir apparent to Steve Jobs. I guess we will have to stay tuned and see if the rumors are true. Do you think there is room in the market for another smartphone? – LOM

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