1 - In almost every hip-hop/rap music video, the artist is waving/counting/throwing/etc money around.
The reason I think this is interesting is that these guys can get away with rapping about how much money they have, only because it's going to make them MORE money.
With IMing, the guys that make a ton of money are the ones that can effectively teach others. The difference between the IMer and the rap artist tho, is that an IMer should never base a product around theories of how to make money. Anything you teach others (whether they paid you or not) about making money online, should have already worked for you.
2 - Rap artists have proven the power of joint ventures.
Nowadays, it is very rare to see a hot new song hit the radio and it just be performed by 1 single artist.
These guys (like DJ Khaled, Lil' Wayne, Drake, Young Jeezy, Akon - and so many others) are using the power of each others' popularity to push songs to the tops of the charts and to earn royalties all the way around the table.
I know these are some different views being brought into the forum, but sometimes I think it is good to think outside the box. Try to learn lessons from other industries and other experiences that could help you grow your business.
Thanks for reading!