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Jamal Edwards MBE is the founder of the multi-million pound youth and music-focused media empire SB. TV, which he founded from his bedroom at just 15. At 26, Edwards has already achieved more than most entrepreneurs will achieve in a lifetime and counts Richard Branson as a personal friend.
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Chapters

00:00 | Trailer
01:34 Brian’s thoughts on the episode
04:05 Brian’s Introduction
04:49 10 years since Jamal’s first YouTube video and the early days of using YouTube
09:29 Jamal’s view of YouTube today
10:22 Why Jamal initially chose to use YouTube
11:23 Jamal and the Google Chrome advert
13:23 Jamal’s success was not overnight
14:02 Jamal does not rest on his laurels and has learnt to focus on the now
15:29 Progressing from being a solo entrepreneur to having a team around him
17:12 Growing a team and his attitude when members leave
19:31 Hailed as a millionaire at twenty three, does that pose problems for Jamal
21:20 The benefits of getting investment in 2013
22:12 How Jamal wants to grow his company whilst keeping its authenticity
24:55 What Jamal likes about Vice
26:49 Struggles to get a YouTube partnership
28:39 Jamal’s use of various social media platforms
30:46 What Jamal thinks is the most important thing in any business
33:04 What should be remembered when expanding a business into America
34:03 Your network is your net worth
How Jamal has gained high profile mentors
37:25 What sort of vibe does Jamal get from being around Richard Branson
39:03 Positive experiences on Virgin East Coast trains
40:18 What Jamal Edwards heard from the young entrepreneurs on the train
41:41 Entrepreneurial scene now so different to ten years ago
42:47 Building your life story, start now
44:41 Jamal’s “less is more” mantra and the self-belief box
46:39 The energy he gets for being with members of the Royal Family
49:01 Receiving the Membership of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)50:42 Jamal’s relationship with his parents
52:27 The early obsessive Jamal, how he became less reserved
53:54 SB
TV filming style attracts different audiences
56:48 Jamal’s method for moving forward into new plans57:49 SB
TV News
Young people do like news, they are opinionated
Jamal’s advice to them
1:00:40 Taking the opportunity to Interview David Cameron and Ed Miliband
1:02:04 What Jamal sees when he thinks about America
1:03:06 Ed Sheeran a big turning point for SB
TV
1:05:04 Does Jamal think that he reaps rewards from putting good energy out into the world
1:06:23 How does Jamal work a room
1:08:29 What his current reading material leads him to think about
1:09:30 Music videos portraying life all about material gain, is that reflective of what life has to offer
1:11:33 Why Skepta receiving the Mercury prize was a special moment for Jamal
1:13:08 What it is about young people that is really bothering Jamal at the moment
1:15:38 People to people connection is far superior to social media
1:22:06 Coping with his Mother’s cancer diagnosis
1:28:07 What will Jamal and SB
TV be like in 10 years
1:30:15 Success Secrets
1:31:28 On tour with Dr Dre, inspiring and a lesson learnt
1:34:30 What Jamal has changed his mind about during the year
1:35:55 How Jamal meditates
1:37:20 What keeps Jamal awake at night
1:37:48 Jamal’s matrix of his success
1:39:46 Phone call to the 20 year old Jamal
1:42:31 Best advice ever received
1:43:50 How to find a mentor
1:46:07 Advice to the young people watching who have a passion to do something
1:47:30 Brian’s summing up.

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