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David AN

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PROFESSIONAL ENTJ-A/ENTJ-T (Commander) Founder of entertainment trade site ahotset.com one of five digital media brands from anpublishing.com. Best Founder Quotes: "Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them." - Madam C. J. Walker "The world we were handed wasn't the home we wanted so we built our own house" - Bing Chen “Black-owned does not mean black targeted.” - Travis Montaque 📖 List: "How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World" by Baroness Dambisa Moyo "A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy" by Miyamoto Musashi "Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire" by Susan Ronald Admired Founders: Byron Allen (Allen Media Group), Earl G. Graves Sr. (Black Enterprise), Cathy Hughes (Urban One), Wei Koh (The Rake/Revolution), Michel Lamunière (Tatler Asia), & Condé Montrose Nast (Conde Nast). PERSONAL Lives in San Francisco. A global citizen who loves the cities of Cape Town, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Shanghai, Singapore, & Tokyo. A cultured individual who refuses to be pigeonholed and values the diversity of thought. Motto: Move to the beat of your own drum. Quotes, I Live By: “I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. I do not belong to the sobbing school of Negrohood who hold that nature somehow has given them a lowdown dirty deal and whose feelings are all hurt about it. Even in the helter-skelter skirmish that is my life, I have seen that the world is too strong regardless of a little pigmentation more or less. No, I do not weep at the world—I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.” - Zora Neale Hurston "If the mind is illumined, there is clear blue sky in a dark room. If the thoughts are muddled, there are malevolent ghosts in broad daylight." - Zicheng Hong Best 📕: "Dust Tracks on a Road: A Memoir" by Zora Neale Hurston Fav 🎼 👨‍🎨: Actress, Bjork, Carl Cox, D.Dan, DJ Funk, Dizzee Rascal, Goldie, Kaytranada, Jamz Supernova, Jeff Mills, & MC Jin Fav 🎵 Genres: Bassline, Future R&B, Grime, House, Jungle, Speed Garage, & Techno Fav 🎥: The Best Man, The Best Man: Holiday, Higher Learning, Human Traffic, Soapdish, & 地球最後的夜晚 (Long Day’s Journey into Night) Fav 📺 Series: The Crown, EastEnders, Generations: The Legacy, Hollyoaks, Industry, Mad Men, Queen Sugar, The River, The Wire, & Vincenzo. Appearances in rooms is not an endorsement.