What Biggie Smalls’s Accountant Taught Me About Life

So true!! Didn’t know about this cat! Bet he’s got some stories!!!

TIME

Remember this song by 112 feat. B.I.G. and Mase, “Only You?” In Biggie’s first verse he says, “Room 112 where the players dwell. And, stash more cash than Bert Padell, inhale.” Padell was his accountant, I bet you didn’t know that. Apparently, they had a pretty tight bond as Padell was mentioned in more than one interview.

In 2010, I was helping build a little startup called Progenex (the company has since gone on to become the title sponsor of the Reebok Crossfit Games, and the number-one nutrition product across the entire sport of Crossfit, but that’s another post). We were in an aggressive capital raise to launch and scale the business. I flew out to New York to track down some “big money players” with the team.

Read more: Russell Simmons’ No. 1 Rule for Success

I met a long, odd list of interesting people during that trip…

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