May 19, 2023

Benny Pough - Music Executive, Entrepreneur & Author | Leading Def Jam & Roc Nation

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➡️ About The Guest⁣

Benny Pough is a veteran music executive, entrepreneur and philanthropist who has worked with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, R&B and pop. He is the founder and CEO of Dexterity Sounds, a multimedia company that produces music, podcasts, films and live events.

Benny Pough has over 30 years of experience in the music business, spanning from Motown Records to Def Jam to Roc Nation and now his own elite enterprise, DVERSE Media. He has been instrumental in delivering radio hits for superstar artists such as Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Future, DJ Khaled and 21 Savage. He has also helped launch the careers of Boyz II Men, Justin Bieber and many others. He has received numerous awards and honors for his achievements, including being named one of Billboard’s Power 100 Executives in 2018.

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➡️ Talking Points

00:00 - Intro

02:22 - Unveiling Benny's Origin: The Remarkable Journey of a Visionary

03:53 - Life-Altering Lessons from a Life-Threatening Accident

07:15 - Unraveling the Link Between Trauma and Triumph: Exploring Benny's Path to Success

09:37 - Knowing When to Draw the Line: Mastering the Art of Boundaries

13:52 - Awakening in the Hospital: Benny's Initial Reflections

17:50 - From Paper Boy to CEO: Benny's Extraordinary Climb

23:32 - Key Steps to Success: Lessons from Benny's Multifaceted Journey

25:18 - The Label Switch: Benny's Quest for Creative Freedom

27:45 - The Jay Z Encounter: A Fateful Meeting that Changed Benny's Path

28:17 - Building a Star: A Glimpse into the Process

31:30 - The Birth of a Company: Benny's Drive for Autonomy

34:42 - Wealth Abundance: Navigating the Dilemma of Endless Possibilities

41:24 - Unveiling the Six Pillars: Benny's Blueprint for Lasting Success

43:13 - Betting on Yourself: Benny's Golden Rule for Triumph

46:33 - Passion vs. Obligation: Benny's Journey to Finding Purpose

47:33 - Deconstructing Masculinity: Benny's Perspective on Identity

52:39 - Life Lessons for the Next Generation: Benny's Most Valuable Teaching

54:09 - Wisdom for All: Benny's Advice and Ways to Connect

55:05 - Decoding Success: Benny's Personal Definition

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