Clifton L. Taulbert is an American businessman, entrepreneur and noted author (Pulitzer prize nominated as well as a film adaptation from his seminal work “Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored”). Mr. Taulbert was born on the Mississippi Delta during segregation, taking life lessons from the rural Southern community that would instruct his follow up book, “Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values that Build Strong Communities''. Mr. Taulbert, an internationally renowned speaker on these values, is now a highly sought after global business and community leader in Tulsa Oklahoma; a powerful symbol of the historic Black Wall Street - an epicenter of black wealth in the 1920s where Black Wall Street’s Greenwood Avenue featured luxury shops, restaurants, movie theaters, a library, and pool halls, before the terrorist attack of the Tulsa Race Massacre exactly 100 years ago. Black Wall Street’s and Clifton Taulbert’s mastery of resilience and perseverance are skill sets that every entrepreneur impresario must master en route to sweet success.
Today, he is the President/CEO of the Freemount Corporation (a human capital development company) serving clients nationally and internationally, and President/CEO of Roots Java Coffee, a national coffee brand, importing coffee from Africa.
“Being a good person is the best gift you can give your children, your cousins and your Aunt Minnie that you only see once a year. Being principled, really speaks to your better self.” - Clifton L. Taulbert
This Week on Getting Deals Done:
• The Importance of an Entrepreneur's Resolve and How It Moves Mountains
• How Obstacles are the Starting Point of the Entrepreneur’s Journey to Success
• Why Personal Value Systems are an Extension of Business Practices
• Community Values are the Toolbox that Create Successful Entrepreneurs
• How Leadership Values Imbue an Organization with Longevity and Prosperity
Next Show: Ana Guerrero, Los Angeles Mayor Chief of Staff - from marginalized immigrant and farmer’s daughter to operating the center of Los Angeles power and influence - May 17th
Guest: Clifton L. Taulbert
Producer: Victory & Noble
Creator and Host: Patrick A. Howell
Executive Producer and Narrator: Tori Reid
Executive Producer: William Broughton
Writer: Patrick A. Howell
Director: Tori Reid
Post Production Editor: Kapri K. Echols
Recording Engineer: William Broughton
Show Intern Affiliation: Howard University
Special homage was paid to Hal Singer (Oct 8, 1919 - Aug 18, 2020) jazz saxophonist and the last male survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
Blue Stompin’ by Hal Singer
Autumn Leaves by Hal Singer Quintet
Getting Deals Done is a show about doing business, changing power, changing systems and making the world a better place one deal at a time. Host, veteran banker and entrepreneur Patrick A. Howell, speaks with leading and successful innovators, mavericks and captains of industry about making big things happen in the world.