It's about Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated Into Your Greatest Advantage
May 05, 2020
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author
Arlan Hamilton is the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, or LGBTQ. Backstage has now invested more than $5 million in more than one hundred start-up companies led by underrepresented founders. In 2018, Hamilton co-founded Backstage Studio, which launched accelerator programs in Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and London. She is the first non-celebrity Black woman to be featured on the cover of Fast Company.
"Hamilton's story speaks to all the would-be entrepreneurs and dreamers out there. She brings a unique perspective that has enabled her to see opportunities that others cannot. Her message is simple: Those of us who are different can rule the business world, and no one can stop us."--Mark Cuban "The world needs more Arlan Hamiltons. Although full of practical wisdom, It's About Damn Time isn't the typical business book. Hamilton is unfiltered, vulnerable, and funny as hell. Her story teaches us we can be successful on our own terms, without sacrificing our values or personalities."--Sophia Amoruso, New York Times bestselling author of #GIRLBOSS "Hamilton is dead right: It is about damn time. It's about damn time we as women start trusting our voice, knowing our worth, and being unapologetically proud of who we are. In her new book, Hamilton proves that none of us need to ask permission to show the world what we're made of. If you want to feel inspired, read this now."--Jameela Jamil, actress, model, and writer "It's About Damn Time hits at the heart of leadership and risk taking--that we must each foster an unwavering belief in our own capacity. Arlan Hamilton's insights about the venture capital industry are met by her daring to build something intended for those left outside the gates. Hamilton's story is a hero's tale of what's possible when we unlock our potential, continue the search for knowledge, and draw on our lived experiences to guide us through the darkest moments. For aspiring entrepreneurs and those ready to start a new chapter, It's About Damn Time is a necessary reminder that every no isn't the end."--Stacey Abrams, former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives "Refreshing in its inclusivity, Hamilton's book offers wise and practical lessons from the margins to all 'underestimated people' looking to make a difference in the world of business and beyond. Inspiring reading for budding entrepreneurs."--Kirkus Reviews "Readers will find it easy to be inspired by [Hamilton's] success stories and admire her drive to continue after each defeat. . . . This book will appeal to those her company encourages as well as young women seeking a fresh and motivating role model."--Booklist "[An] excellent debut . . . Though any reader can use Hamilton's sage advice, this will be a must-read for anyone interested in venture capital."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)