UBR Morning Post: Success Strategies From Randal Pinkett - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

Entrepreneur and author Pinkett shares keys to winning "the ever changing game."

This week on the The Urban Business Roundtable our Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy speaks with Randal Pinkett, Ph.D, CEO of BCT Partners and co-author, along with Jeffrey Robinson, Phd. and veteran business editor Philana Patterson, of Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness.

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The Rhodes Scholar and 2005 winner of Season 4 of The Apprentice joins Kennedy at the roundtable to share success strategies that entrepreneurs will need to win “the ever changing game,” a challenge far more complex than the obstacles faced by previous generations of African Americans, including breaking the color line and shattering the glass ceiling.

Also, this week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with Ryla Inc. President & CEO Mark Wilson about his transition from an employee managing a call center to owning one of Georgia’s fastest-growing companies. Founded by Wilson in 2001, Ryla is an Atlanta based company specializing in call center solutions, customer contact solutions and business process outsourcing. Ryla was named the fastest growing company in metro Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and Wilson was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee region in 2010.

Of course, every week on UBR you’ll get motivation and inspiration from author and entrepreneurial icon Farrah Gray, a weekly wrap-up of business news from USA Today Business Correspondent Charisse Jones, our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments and key economic intelligence for small business owners from our UBR Economists Derrick Collins and Rasheed Carter.

And finally, on my “Alfred’s Notepad” segment this week, I talk about why small business owners need to go beyond evaluating company and employee performance in their year-end assessment for 2010, and focusing on the person most critical to the success of their enterprise in 2011 and beyond: the CEO.

If you have a question you want answered or a topic you want addressed on The Urban Business Roundtable, send me an e-mail at edmonda@blackenterprise.com or via Twitter or Facebook.

Alfred Edmond Jr.

Alfred Edmond Jr. is the senior VP/editor-at-large of Black Enterprise and the host of the Urban Business Roundtable, a weekly radio show, sponsored by Ariel Investments, airing CST Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WVON-AM 1690, the Talk of Chicago. You can also listen live online at WVON.com. Check back each Wednesday for The UBR Morning Post, which features additional resources, advice and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs and experts featured on the show.

Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Alfred Edmond Jr. is SVP/Editor-at-large of BLACK ENTERPRISE. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all media platforms under the BLACK ENTERPRISE brand, including the web site, social media and live networking events. From 2008 through 2010, Edmond was SVP/Editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, helping to lead the transition of BLACK ENTERPRISE from single-magazine publisher to digital-first multimedia company. From 1995 through 2008, Edmond was chief editor of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. He has also hosted The Urban Business Roundtable on WVON-AM in Chicago and Money Matters, a syndicated radio feature of American Urban Radio Networks. Edmond is also an entrepreneur, speaker, author and amateur natural bodybuilding competitor.

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