Posted by: Alison Damast on February 8, 2010
Aspiring rappers and music entrepreneurs will soon be able to hone their business acumen under the guidance of Sean “Diddy” Combs, the U.S. rap star and actor. The hip-hop mogul announced last week that he plans to open us his own business school in New York City’s Harlem, the neighborhood in which he was born. Diddy revealed his plans during an interview with CNN’s AC360, according to an article in AceShowBiz.
“I want to have an academy that’s known for building leaders. I feel that’s one of the things I can have an impact on,” Diddy said in the CNN interview on Feb. 5.
Diddy, who oversees a multi-million dollar empire, is no stranger to entrepreneurship and the business world. He serves as CEO of Bad Boy Entertainment and Sean John Clothing Inc., to name just a few of his business pursuits. Launching his own school will allow him to be a positive role model for young people, he said in the CNN interview.
“I try to lead by example. I try to show people that there’s no excuse, especially young people, that if I can do it, then you can do it,” Diddy said.
To watch an excerpt of the CNN interview with Diddy, click here:
Readers, what do you think of P. Diddy’s plans to open up a business school? Do you think it will be a success?