Earn Your Leisure

Earn Your Leisure

Welcome to The Earn Your Leisure Podcast. Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings will be your host. Earn Your Leisure will be giving you behind the scenes financial views into the entertainment and sports industries as well as highlighting back stories of entrepreneurs. We will also be breaking down business models and examining the latest trends in finance. Earn Your Leisure is a college business class mixed with pop culture. We blend the two together for a unique and exciting look into the world of business. Let’s go!! #earnyourleisurepodcast

Episodes

May 27, 2024 7 mins

In this insightful clip of EYL, we dive deep into the world of fundraising and scaling a startup with the experienced entrepreneur, Ryan Breslow. Ryan takes us on a journey through his entrepreneurial experiences, sharing valuable insights and lessons learned along the way.


Ryan opens up about the competitive landscape of entrepreneurship, emphasizing the importance of knowing not only your own business but al...

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Stephen A. Smith talks about pivoting from linear to digital media and shares his perspective on how the industry is changing economically and the personal implications for content creators like himself.


From the explosion of podcasts to the rise of non-linear platforms, such as streaming services, Stephen A. Smith breaks down the changing preferences of audiences and the impact on traditional linear television. With anecdotes ...

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May 25, 2024 8 mins

In this week's clip of Market Mondays, the hosts dive into a lively discussion about Apple's current and future state in the tech industry. Ty Lopez kicks off by boldly predicting Apple's decline, suggesting that it might even become forgettable like IBM. He criticizes Apple for lack of innovation and pitches his new company, Bulldozer, as a superior alternative in messaging technology. The hosts, Rashad Bilal and Troy ...

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Join Troy as he navigates through various investment strategies, offering an unbiased overview of scalping, day trading, swing trading, and long-term investing.


In this informative video, Troy sheds light on the characteristics, risks, and potential rewards associated with each approach, empowering viewers to make informed decisions based on their individual preferences and circumstances.


Troy...

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Welcome to another clip of Market Mondays! In this special edition, we sit down with the influential CEO of Bedrock, Kofi Bonner, for an insightful conversation about his remarkable journey in the realm of real estate development and urban revitalization. Having deployed billions of dollars in capital and led efforts to rejuvenate cities, Kofi shares his experiences and the transformative strategies that have positioned Detro...

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In this enlightening clip of EYL, our host Rashad Bilal sits down with the multi-talented artist and advocate Alicia Keys to discuss a pressing issue that touches the lives of many New Yorkers: affordable housing. As a native New Yorker herself, Alicia Keys shares her personal experiences growing up in affordable housing designed specifically for artists. She candidly discusses how these programs provided her with the vital a...

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In this insightful video, Bolt founder Ryan Breslow shares his journey from dropping out of Stanford to launching a successful crypto startup in 2013. Learn how to attract investors and create crowd momentum during fundraising, as Ryan reveals his secrets to success and strategies for raising capital quickly. 


Discover the story behind purchasing the domain "Love.com" from Yahoo and Ryan's vision of creating an ethic...

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Join us for an insightful conversation on Market Mondays with hosts Rashad Bilal, Troy Millings, Ian Dunlap and guest Kofi Bonner as they delve into global trends and local impacts. In this clip, they focus on two key topics: the rising interest in Ghana as a premier destination for investment and the strategic urban planning that has revitalized Detroit's downtown area through sports and cultural events. #Investme...

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In this compelling clip of EYL, hosts Rashad Bilal and Vice President Kamala Harris delve into the pressing issue of access to capital for black entrepreneurs. Vice President Harris discusses the current administration's efforts to combat disparities in funding, emphasizing the importance of federal initiatives aimed at supporting minority-owned small businesses. She highlights the administration’s strategies such as incr...

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In this insightful clip of Market Mondays, hosts Rashad Bilal, Troy Millings, and Ian Dunlap dive deep into the recent challenges faced by Starbucks. From a significant stock decline, dropping from $126 in 2021 to approximately $73, to cultural backlashes and operational missteps, they cover everything influencing Starbucks' current market position. They also discuss the potential role of Howard Schultz in reviving the br...

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Join Kika Wise as she dives deep into the essentials of franchising, highlighting the critical steps and legal documents needed to thrive in this unique business landscape. From understanding the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) to strategic financial disclosures in Item 19, Kika offers invaluable insights to avoid common pitfalls and leverage opportunities for substantial growth. Discover the nuances of franchise law and ...

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In this clip of Market Mondays, our hosts Rashad Bilal, Ian Dunlap, and Troy Millings delve into Apple's recent announcement of its massive $110 billion stock buyback—the largest in history. Despite a 10% drop in iPhone sales, this strategic buyback sent Apple's stock price climbing. But is this enough to reassure investors amid declining sales figures? The team breaks down the implications of the buyback and consider...

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This clip of Market Mondays, hosts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings dive deep into the high-profile battle between Drake and Kendrick Lamar, extracting important business insights from the rap industry. They explore the strategies these artists have used to shape public perception and their careers through their ongoing rivalry. Key discussions include the impact of Universal Records, the influence of public perception in marke...

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Join Alicia Keys on "Earn Your Leisure" as she delves into the heartfelt stories and pivotal moments that have shaped her both personally and professionally. In this enlightening interview, Alicia shares the inspiration behind her Broadway play "Hell's Kitchen" and discusses how her upbringing in affordable housing influenced her life and artistry. 


Discover the profound importance of finding meaning in art a...

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In this insightful clip of EYL, Vice President Kamala Harris addresses critical issues affecting millions of Americans. She explores the significant strides made by the administration in providing student loan debt relief, despite challenges from judicial rulings. With a focus on public service professionals like teachers and nurses, VP Harris highlights the profound impact of debt forgiveness on their lives and careers.

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In this insightful clip of EYL, hosts Rashad Bilal, Troy Millings, and special guest Jonathan Alvarez delve deep into the intricacies of nonprofit management and effective fundraising strategies. Jonathan, a seasoned nonprofit leader, shares his experiences and explains how strategic planning is crucial for sustaining and expanding nonprofit organizations.


Throughout this discussion, Jonathan sheds light on th...

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In this clip of Market Mondays, hosts Rashad Bilal, Troy Millings, and Ian Dunlap dive deep into the financial whirlwind surrounding Meta's recent $45 billion loss in its Metaverse division. The discussion unfolds as they analyze Meta's stock drop following its earnings report and the strategic shift towards increased AI spending amidst uncertain futures. Despite the financial setbacks, the hosts also explore the resi...

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Join us on this clip of Market Mondays as we dive into a vibrant discussion sparked by Boosie's comments regarding the current state of America's economy. Hosts Troy Millings, Ian Dunlap, and Rashad Bilal delve into the intricacies of economic health, inflation, and the impact of the pandemic on personal finance.


Is America really in the worst financial predicament it has ever faced? Or is the situatio...

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In this enlightening clip of EYL, hosts Rashad Bilal and guest Jonathan Alvarez engage in an in-depth conversation with Jonathan Alvarez about the often misunderstood world of nonprofit organizations. Alvarez, the CEO of his own nonprofit, offers valuable insights into the operational complexities and funding strategies that keep nonprofits effective and impactful.


Jonathan Alvarez dispels common myths about n...

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Welcome to another clip of Market Mondays! Today, we are thrilled to host John W. Rogers Jr., the legendary investor and founder of Ariel Investments. Delve into a comprehensive discussion on the pivotal aspects of successful business planning and wise investment strategies. Whether you're an entrepreneur contemplating the longevity of your business or an investor diversifying your portfolio, this episode offers invaluabl...

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