It's About Damn Time

By Arlan Hamilton, Rachel L. Nelson,

Book cover of It's About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage

Book description

“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.”—Stacey Abrams

From a Black, gay woman who broke into the boys’ club of Silicon Valley comes an empowering guide to finding…

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2 authors picked It's About Damn Time as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

How great would the story of an inspiring, successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist be if it was about a Black, gay, formerly unhoused woman who is building the next hundred million dollar company?

That’s exactly who Arlan Hamilton is, and with gems like “I pattern match for grit” about her investing strategy, I couldn’t put this book down. It redefines the idea that successful entrepreneurs only come from elite Ivy League institutions or build legacies in their parents’ garages. 

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In 2015, she “was sleeping on the floor of the San Francisco airport” and living off of food stamps. Less than ten years later, Arlan Hamilton is hosting her own conference, Your First Million 2024, teaching other entrepreneurs how to come “for the cake, not the crumbs!” 

This book, and Arlan, inspire me as an entrepreneur to keep going. She formed her own company, Backstage Capital, for women, people of color, and LGBT founders in response to the fact that 90 percent of venture capital deals go to white men. Like me, Arlan did not see a problem and just…

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