Happy Sunday Everyone!
David Bowie was an influential figure in music, art, fashion; and he was a smart –very smart entrepreneur as well; check out his business-savvy:
  • He created his own internet service provider so his fans could chat and download is music easily… back in 1996 when the average person on spent 30 minutes A MONTH online.
  • The man who invented Ziggy Stardust also sold Bowie bonds, an innovative financial tool that promised investors a share of his future royalties.
  • He launched the online bank BowieBanc, which he used to issue a credit card with his face on it.
  • In 2001 he created one of the first internet radio stations.
  • He was one of the first to encrypted music files for anti-piracy.
  • He also did crowdsource (a song) long before it became commonplace – back in 1999.

So what does this mean to you?

Look for opportunity. Try it. Some may fail. But others may grow into something awesome.

And as Bowie once said:

You can neither win nor lose if you don’t run the race.

After a three-year period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, spearheaded by the hit single “Starman” and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. 

David Bowie’s impact at that time, as described by biographer David Buckley,“challenged the core belief of the rock music of its day” and “created perhaps the biggest cult in popular culture”. The relatively short-lived Ziggy persona proved to be one facet of a career marked by reinvention, musical innovation and visual presentation.

David Bowie in performance
Portrait by ​Artist Heidi Rizzi 
​ David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust
circa 1972

“I’m just floored there’s so few black artists featured on it, why is that?”  ~David Bowie

David Bowie performing with Luther Vandross_1973
Enjoy these two Bowie performances 
​David Bowie dancing with his wife 
supermodel Iman_2003
NCM Blog
February 15. 2016

David and Iman exchanged
vows and wedding rings in
Florence, Italy_1992
Camille Mitchell

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