ROBERT BLACKWELL, JR. (https://robertblackwelljr.com/ + https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-blackwell-jr-4218023/) is the founder of Quant16, formerly EKI Digital, as well as a successful entrepreneur and former trader.
EPISODE 36 • 3/31/2020 • 1 hr 42 min
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Robert Blackwell, Jr. is the founder of Quant16, formerly EKI Digital, as well as a successful entrepreneur and former trader. He also founded Killerspin, the world’s leading table tennis engagement brand. The Killerspin experience reaches hundreds of thousands of people annually in over 160 countries around the world.
Robert has served on many civic boards over the course of his career, and he currently serves the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Civic Federation of Chicago, Business Leadership Council as well as being on the executive committee to Choose Chicago.
13:40 Growing up in the first black family in the Western suburbs of Chicago
22:35 Three great pieces of advice from Robert’s father
26:00 How Robert got his Mom to quit smoking.
36:37 Why Robert gets rid of stuff as soon as he starts to get too attached
51:24 Robert’s greatest blessings in life
1:3:02 The decline of black neighborhoods in America, and what Robert’s doing to combat it
1:16:20 Why you should avoid being a “minority business”
1:17:15 Be #1 in the world at something (anything), and you’ll never be broke
1:25:57 Robert’s take on responsible giving and how to revitalize free enterprise