Doin’ It With Kwaisi France: Flash Squad Pt. 1
Part 1 of my conversation with Andre Borczuk of Flash Squad talking technology, diversity, rap and politics. Part 2 is here.
At Flash Squad, our goal is to create a more personal world. That means that Andrew and I want to share as much of ourselves as possible so you have a friend in us when things are dark in your life. That means we build apps that make technology more human, because we see technology as the way to spread love as far and wide as possible. It means that we want a world where you are free to express yourself because you’re greater the way you are than the way society wants you to be.
Kwaisi and I had a great conversation about technology serving humans (and not the other way around!), about the power of diversity, about rap and about politics. We made an app that, with one button tap, you can be with the people you love doing the things you love. We have markets that you can choose the goods and services you want, and a government that can reflect the will of the people. I want everyone who listens to know that regardless of what you believe about the world, YOU have the power to change it.
If I can only get one thing across, it’s that you have way more power than you give yourself credit for, and the best way to flex that muscle is to get out there and do something. Finger paint. Yodel. It doesn’t matter: Since you are inherently good, as long as you’re expressing yourself truly, you are driving towards a better future for us all.
There will always be haters. There will always be negativity. There will always be those who try to cast the shadow of doubt on your dreams. But remember that shadow exists because of light, not the other way around. When you shine bright enough, those shadows fade to the faintest of whispers. The goal isn’t to stop the haters; the goal is to succeed in spite of them.