Walk Like An Amoeba

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Walk Like An Amoeba

How the hell did I go from a nerdy white
Suburban guy with a couple words that rhyme
To a millionaire, platinum certified?
I can tell you in a word: I diversified
That’s the only way to keep entrepreneurs alive
Stick your fingers in twenty-five or thirty pies
And then when the returns arrive, you fertilize
The best ones and just let the worst ones die
I’m talkin’ about business initiatives
Not individuals, there are some critical differences
Who’s gonna sponsor insolvent businesses?
The government? Only if they’re sellin’ derivatives
But for the rest of us, tryin’ to create benefits
For customers, instead of just bein’ acquisitive
Diversification is the best preventative
Against over-exposure, so risk is limited

Walk like an amoeba
Throw off lots of little feelers
And see which ones’ll feed ya baby

Walk like an amoeba
Throw off lots of little feelers
And see which ones’ll feed ya

Go get it, go get it, go get it
Go get it, you want it? Go get it

Okay everybody, ready for a case study?
Rap Guide Incorporated, we make money
By collaborating with… pretty much anybody
So our business relationships stay slutty
We’ve got the Rap Guide to Evolution, Business
Chemistry, Geology, Law, Statistics
Cosmology… Quantum Physics
We pretty much got a locked on the academics
But that’s just the entrance; we have Rap Guides
To all of your favorite hobbies and pastimes
From flying kites to fly fishing – we franchise
We even have a Rap Guide to writing Rap Guides
That’s how our business model gets sold
We only centralize quality control
Synthesizing all knowledge into flows
That’s our motto, plus our modest goal

Walk like an amoeba
Throw off lots of little feelers
And see which ones’ll feed ya baby

Walk like an amoeba
Throw off lots of little feelers
And see which ones’ll feed ya

Go get it, go get it, go get it
Go get it, you want it? Go get it

So what does it mean to walk like an amoeba?
Don’t you need a vision to be a business leader?
And don’t those amoebas move with little feelers
‘Cause they ain’t got no eyes they can see with?
That’s right, but your eyes will deceive ya
No one saw the credit crisis comin’ either
When it comes to gains, people are safe creatures
But when it comes to losses, risk-seekers
Humans are not Econs, that’s wrong
Classical economists have been hittin’ the bong
Cognitive biases are mad strong
Otherwise, you wouldn’t have black swans
Economics is the modern astrology
With crystal balls to predict the economy
And expert advice is like hittin’ the lottery
You gotta be like an amoeba if you wanna lead

Walk like an amoeba
Throw off lots of little feelers
And see which ones’ll feed ya baby

Walk like an amoeba

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from The Rap Guide to Business, released September 30, 2011
Produced by Mr. Simmonds
www.mrsimmondsmusic.com

Lyrics by Baba Brinkman
www.bababrinkman.com

Additional Vocals by Jennifer Hamady
www.jenniferhamady.com

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