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ESPN Host Stephen A. Smith Shares Advice At Black Summit

ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith shared career and life advice to an audience at the ninth annual Black Professional Summit last weekend

ESPN analyst, podcaster, and First Take host Stephen A. Smith delivered the keynote address Friday afternoon at the ninth annual Black Professional Summit held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino last weekend.

The conference brought together chapters of the Black Professional Network, a nonprofit seeking to equip Black professionals with the tools and relationships necessary to build generational wealth. 

The theme of this year’s Summit was “MVP: Mastery, Value, Performance,” a concept that Smith personifies, according to BPN Founder and CEO Kenasha Paul.

“Hire people that have access to data to give you the intel to bolster your knowledge about your business,” Smith said, according to the Miami Herald.

“That’s why I love being an owner: because you don’t get to hide it as easily. Now you have to deal with the fact that I have more access to more intel than I ever had before.”

Smith added that his production company will produce content on sports, pop culture, politics, and entertainment on streaming platforms as streaming and social media growth continues.

“Don’t ever feel like you’ve arrived,” Smith said. “That was the mistake I made: believing that I was house money, I was good, I was straight, and I had nothing to worry about. That was far from the truth. And I’ll never make that mistake again.”

Source: Black Enterprise

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