Jermaine Dupri: Before Anything, Understand Your Beliefs

I seldom come across a person in my life who does not recognize Jermaine Dupri as a rapper, producer, and CEO. “I Think They Like Me” is one of my all-time favorite songs to jam to. However, what a lot of people do not know about JD is that he is also an entrepreneur.

Dupri founded Global 14 to connect individuals who are passionate about similar topics of interest. While he believes the main thread of the world is music, and his social network thrives on it, the site’s subject matter spans everything from politics to fitness.

The platform operates on Dupri’s belief that connecting people can help accomplish larger-than-life goals, like the Downtown Project has. However, our guiding beliefs must be understood before we can achieve success. When we truly understand that which we believe, we can keep our ideas on a path headed toward success. Take the time to educate yourself, research, and learn as much as you can.

Take a glimpse inside Dupri’s creative mind, and learn a few things while you do. Here is the video.

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Will is a Senior Writer with Tech.Co, based out of America's Finest City: San Diego. He covers all territory West of the Mississippi river, digging deep for awesome local entrepreneurs, companies, and ideas. He's the resident Android junkie and will be happy to tell you why you should switch to the OS. When he's off the clock, Will focuses his literary talent on the art of creative writing...or you might find him surfing in Ocean Beach. Follow Will on Twitter @WJS1988
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