On this episode of Black Tech Unplugged I chat with Fred Mwangaguhunga, founder of the infamous website mediatakeout. Yes that’s right the owner of THAT gossip site we’ve all read a time or two. You’re probably wondering why is the founder of mediatakeout on a tech podcast… Well there’s more to Fred than you would ever know, but you’re gonna learn today! With a JD/MBA in Law from Colombia University, accompanied by an intuitive knack for business, Fred Mwangaguhunga made his opening imprint in the work force by holding a paramount position as an attorney in the fast paced world of Wall Street. Today he is a New Media Digital Entrepreneur and has been touted as a “rising star,” by The New York Times. The eminent business man has managed to garner the attention of heavy-hitters in all spectrums of finance, media and celebrity. His continuous snowball-growth can be attributed to his brain child, mediatakeout.com – presently the number one urban celebrity online news outlet.
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In this episode you will learn:
- What it takes to be in the media business
- About Fred’s journey through entrepreneurship
- The importance of separating your personal brand and your business brand
- Why having little resources and starting small is beneficial
- How he created a highly profitable blog
- Unbelievable entrepreneurial advice and insight
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