As a kid growing up in Jersey, Kairi "A.R" Gresham dreamed of playing college basketball and football and received full ride scholarships. Those dreams soon came to an end when he learned that his father had become ill.
It's hard to keep perspective. Often we are able to look at the situations of others and make smart, well-thought analytical decisions for them, but when it comes to ourselves we don't apply the same filter or lens.
Whether it's an investor or an influencer, there will come a time when you have only five minutes to make the most important pitch of your life. That brings me to one of the best shows on television, Shark Tank.
"My No. 1 agenda over the next five years is to change Silicon Valley -- the face of it -- by bringing the same mentality I had with FUBU, which is bringing popular culture -- all my artists, myself, my capital and my friends -- to Silicon Valley."