Episode 1: Chance the Rapper’s perception problem

Season 1, Episode 1    |    2min    |  Download MP3

In an interview with David Remnick a few years back, Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix called strategy, painful, especially when you have unlimited resources. that’s because  there’s no need for risk or ironically, pain.  

The rest of the world, including Netflix, is forced to decide who, and what you are, and where, and how you will exist by implementing limited resources in ways that make  your existence durable.

Hastings went on to describe strategy as a big long list of things that you will NOT do. In the case of Netflix, their strategy is to not be in the live sports or pay per view business and the like. 

That strategy is or was incredibly true of Chance the Rapper…

Show Notes

Reed Hastings on Inventing the Future of Television | TechFest | The New Yorker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD90x3RuyPY

Chance the Rapper Doesn’t Sell His Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlwNzIf1GmE

Chance the Rapper Reveals the Cover, Title and Release Date of His Debut Album
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ2jQRYMvjI

Chance, The Rapper & ‘The Big Day’ | The Joe Budden Podcast 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF6lZkAi19g&t

Why Chance the Rapper Makes Music for Free (and How He Actually Makes Money) The 23-year-old Chicago native, whose first two projects were released on streaming services, talks to Lisa Robinson ahead of the Grammy Awards.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/02/why-chance-the-rapper-music-is-free-and-how-he-makes-money