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100 1 Hamilton, Arlan,|eauthor.
245 10 It's about damn time :|bhow to turn being underestimated
into your greatest advantage /|cArlan Hamilton ; with
Rachel L. Nelson.
246 3 It is about damn time
250 First edition.
264 1 New York :|bCurrency,|c
300 ix, 242 pages ;|c22 cm
500 Includes index.
520 "From a black, gay woman who broke into the boys' club of
Silicon Valley comes an empowering guide to finding your
voice, working your way into any room you want to be in,
and achieving your own dreams. In 2015, Arlan Hamilton was
on food stamps and sleeping on the floor of the San
Francisco airport, with nothing but an old laptop and a
dream of breaking into the venture capital business. She
couldn't understand why people starting companies all
looked the same (white and male), and she wanted the
chance to invest in the ideas and people who didn't
conform to this image of how a founder is supposed to
look. Hamilton had no contacts or network in Silicon
Valley, no background in finance-not even a college
degree. What she did have was fierce determination and the
will to succeed. As much as we wish it weren't so, we
still live in a world where being underrepresented often
means being underestimated. But as someone who makes her
living investing in high-potential founders who also
happen to be female, LGBTQ, or people of color, Hamilton
understands that being undervalued simply means that a big
upside exists. Because even if you have to work twice as
hard to get to the starting line, she says, once you are
on a level playing field, you will sprint ahead. Despite
what society would have you believe, Hamilton argues, a
privileged background, an influential network, and a fancy
college degree are not prerequisites for success. Here she
shares the hard-won wisdom she's picked up on her
remarkable journey from food-stamp recipient to venture
capitalist, with lessons like "The Best Music Comes from
the Worst Breakups," "Let Someone Shorter Stand in Front
of You," "The Dangers of Hustle Porn," and "Don't Let
Anyone Drink Your Diet Coke." Along the way, she inspires
us all to defy other people's expectations and to become
the role models we've been looking for"--|cProvided by
650 0 New business enterprises.
650 0 Entrepreneurship.
650 0 Success in business.
650 0 Minority businesswomen.
700 1 Nelson, Rachel L.,|eauthor.
776 08 |iOnline version:|aHamilton, Arlan.|tIt's about damn time
|bFirst edition.|dNew York : Currency, 
947 B&T LEASE