Friday, December 15, 2006

Ghetto Pass 2.0: The Long Tail of Street Entrepreneurs

Today's Ghetto Pass examines The Long Tail of Street Entrepreneurs:
Internet futurism, meet the ghetto. Earlier this year, a book tagged as a manifesto on "the new economics of culture and commerce" set the business, tech, and publishing world on fire. That title, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More (perhaps you've heard of it), comes highly recommended, and certainly constitutes an impressive presentation on how largely online trends are creating a new economic paradigm. The thing is, for a book that is landscaping the future, many of the trendsetting principles are well-worn truisms in the ghetto. So this week, we take a peek at a slightly more obscure manifesto called, The Long Booty™, and its Hood Hustlers holding ghetto MBAs. They may not have blogs or use Amazon, but they certainly understand Why the Future of Business in the Ghetto is More or Less Selling More of Less.
A tip of the cap, of course, is due to Chris Anderson for providing the template.

more later ...

Ghetto Pass 2.0
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4 comments:

  1. clever TAN. those who don't know the book might say WTF?, but solid work.

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  2. Anonymous12/18/2006

    Seeing that you spend so much time wearing "Negro" about you like some sort of superman cape while basically coonifying the actual situations and experiences of people who may or may not able to rise out of their "ghetto-ness"... Why not try to cash in on the backs of others?

    My Aunt classified things in either two ways: good for the Race or bad for the Race.

    Good job.

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  3. I think I spotted a RUSS a few months back!
    http://velvet-sea.blogspot.com/2006/09/craziest-thing-for-sale-on-subway.html

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  4. choatey - thanks.

    anon - your aunt is very wise, I presume. good work.

    j$ - maybe ...

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