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53. Be Well & Be Good to Yourself: Hard-Earned Lessons from 2020 & Beyond, with James Chapman
Episode 538th February 2021 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
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James Chapman is the Founder and CEO of Plain Sight, a social networking platform for like-minded people to connect with each other in virtual and physical spaces.

But this wasn’t his first foray into intentional networking. In 2015, he began an evening workspace for side hustlers to collaborate with each other, which led to the idea for his current startup. In 2017, he started and ran Detroit Demo Day, which has since provided over four million in funding to small businesses throughout the City of Detroit, the majority of which have been minority and women-owned. 

What Brett asks:

  • [01:45] What was it like for you as a young chap?
  • [12:54] How did you learn to get a hold of the less productive behaviors that were modeled for you as a kid, without losing the behaviors that can help?
  • [18:35] Tell me about your sister and your mom
  • [27:08] Was it always basketball? What energized you in this early stage of your life?
  • [32:30] What happens after you start dipping your toe in the entrepreneurial world?
  • [38:45] Tell me about working with Dan Gilbert.
  • [41:40] What has this last year been like for you?

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