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Dr. Randal Pinkett
June 2014

Elevate your game

Dear Friends:

As we enter the summer season, we continue our focus on "awareness months," or months during which causes are championed and events celebrated. June promotes the awareness of a number of causes, Children’s Awareness, Vision Research and ALS Lou Gehrig’s Disease. This month, we celebrate Father’s Day or what I call “Dad’s Day.”  Why?  To be a father, you only have to make a baby.  Being a loving and responsible parent to a child makes you a dad.  We have plenty of fathers in this world. We need more dads.

In his recent Father’s Day weekend radio address, President Barack Obama spoke on the crucial role of dads and the important role they play in children’s lives, noting that “real courage comes from not just having children, but raising them.” While this special day is marked by greeting cards, breakfast in bed and golf outings, "Dad's Day" represents so much more than that. This special day says to dads, whether biological or not, that we appreciate you. We appreciate you as mentor, sounding board and role model even when your efforts go unnoticed. We appreciate the positive examples of manhood you display to children who would otherwise not have them. In a poignant Father’s Day speech at the Apostolic Church of God on Chicago’s South Side in 2008, President Obama said it best: “Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important. And we are called to recognize and honor how critical every father is to that foundation. They are teachers and coaches. They are mentors and role models. They are examples of success and the men who constantly push us toward it.”

So, as we celebrate the dads in our lives this month and throughout the year, let us reflect on how we, as men, can set examples of excellence for our children and affirm the values our dads instilled in us.

Peace and blessings,



Randal Pinkett's BCT Partners to merge with Lynx Technology Partners, Inc.

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Randal Pinkett to speak at Cheyney commencement


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Randal Talks About “The State of Black Men” for the National Urban League's "State of Black America"

Policy makers and business leaders came together to discuss solutions and best practices for overcoming the challenges facing men and boys of color. I had the distinct privilege of contributing to this important conversation for the National Urban League’s 2014 “State of Black America: The State of Black Men.” Moderated by renowned journalist Jeff Johnson, I was joined by Spencer Overton, Interim President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

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Special Note: Dr. Jeffrey Robinson, BCT co-founder and Professor at Rutgers Business School, and I contributed to this year's “State of Black America” report with an article we
co-authored about "Social Entrepreneurship.”

The founding partners of BCT Partners and Lynx Technology Partners announcing their merger   Randal at the Commencement Convocation for Cheyney University   Randal receiving an award from Cheyney University president, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital


Randal Honored at Harvest of Hope’s 4th Annual Father’s Day Brunch

I was excited and humbled to have been honored by Harvest of Hope at its 4th Annual Father’s Day Brunch earlier this month, a celebration of men who have championed the cause for children. I shared this amazing honor with the esteemed Pastor Rob Cruver, Zarephath Christian Church; Peter Starnanidis, Venus Jewelers; and Charles Corpening, Trustee, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens.

Harvest of Hope Family Services Network, Inc., is a faith-based foster care and adoption agency that was founded by Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. in 1997.  The agency has recruited and trained over 448 families to become licensed foster families. Amongst the core value of Harvest of Hope is “the need to be accountable to those who count on us and a sense of urgency and compassion to provide loving and caring homes for children”.  Harvest of Hope holds true to its mission to create solutions for children in need of out-of-home placements throughout the state of New Jersey. For more information about Harvest of Hope and to learn how you can help, visit harvestofhopefamily.com.


Black Faces in White Places
Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness offers ten revolutionary strategies for learning, playing, and changing "the game"--that is, the world in which we all live and work--for the current generation, while undertaking a wholesale redefinition of the rules for those who will follow. It is not only about shattering the old "glass ceiling," but also about reconsidering the four dimensions of the black experience: identity, society, meritocracy, and opportunity. Ultimately, it may be about changing the very concept of success itself.

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No-Money Down CEO
No-Money Down CEO: How to Start Your Dream Business with Little or No Cash explodes the myth that you have to have a lot of money or need an outside investor to pursue your dream. This action-learning, audio business course offers a comprehensive step-by-step plan for launching your business with little to no cash. Listen as Randal offers insider's tips, tools and techniques that will put you on the fast track to becoming a successful CEO.

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Campus CEO
Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneurs Guide to Launching a Multimillion-Dollar Business walks any would-be entrepreneur through all the necessary steps to launching a profitable, campus-based business, while simultaneously achieving academic success. Regardless of major, background, or area of interest, readers of Campus CEO will learn how to turn their academic and professional dreams into reality.

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Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, writer, scholar and community servant. He is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar management, technology and policy-consulting firm based in Newark, NJ. A sought after public speaker and advocate for numerous corporate, youth and community groups, Dr. Pinkett is the author of Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneur's Guide To Launching a Multimillion-Dollar Business and No-Money Down CEO: How to Start Your Dream Business with Little or No Cash. Notably, Dr. Pinkett made history as the first African-American ever to receive a Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University and firmly believes in the mantra "for those to whom much is given, much is expected."

The "Elevate Your Game" monthly e-Newsletter is published by Dr. Randal Pinkett. Copyright (c) 2012 Randal Pinkett, LLC. All rights reserved. For further information, visit us at www.randalpinkett.com. For speaking engagements and appearances inquiries, please contact Mrs. Michon Barnes at 678.637.5064 or mbarnes@bctpartners.com.

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