#53 Navigating Controversy, Leadership, Friendship, Business by REAL KATO OG!

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In this episode of Rock class radio, Tanmay interviews Keto, a prominent collector and supporter in the NFT space. They discuss Keto’s journey into NFTs, his background in real estate and the restaurant business, and his approach to collecting art. Keto emphasizes the importance of building relationships and making connections in the NFT community. He also shares his tips for artists on presenting and marketing themselves. The conversation covers various genres of art, including dark art, minimalism, and digital illustration. Keto’s collection on Foundation and SuperRare showcases his diverse taste in art. In this conversation, Kato discusses his experiences as a collector in the NFT space and addresses the controversy surrounding him. He talks about the importance of supporting artists and building connections within the community. Kato also shares the story behind his PFPs and the creation of Kato Crew, a community focused on supporting women in the NFT space. He addresses the allegations made against him and emphasizes the need for a safe and healthy space for women artists. Kato also shares his perspective on handling criticism and navigating through challenges in the NFT community.In this episode of Rocklaz Radio, Tanmay Shah and Laura Grinbarga discuss books and podcasts they have read and listened to. They share their favorite podcasts, such as Akimbo and Freakonomics, and talk about the benefits of reading digitally and listening to audiobooks. They recommend books like The Artist’s Way, Big Magic, and The War of Art for creative inspiration. They also discuss the importance of finding the right time to read and making notes while reading. The conversation touches on spirituality in art and the impact of books like The Alchemist and Siddhartha. They also mention books on negotiation and personal development, such as Think and Grow Rich and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The conversation covered a wide range of topics, including book recommendations, favorite genres, and spiritual and philosophical discussions. Some of the recommended books include ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear, ‘The Warrior’s Apprentice’ by Lois McMaster Bujold, ‘The Silver Metal Lover’ by Tanith Lee, ‘Mahabharata’ and ‘Bhagavad Gita’ by Shri Shri Ravishankar, and ‘Business Sutras’ by Devdutt Patnayak. The conversation also touched on the importance of finding balance and substance in the content we consume.


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00:00:00 Start here
00:09:53 Marketing Tips for Artists
00:20:31 Restaurant and Real Estate Business
00:28:03 Why What & How Does Kato Buy Art?
00:43:16 Kato Krew Controversy
01:01:15 Blame Kato!?!*#$%
01:15:16 Mental Health: Dealing With Confrontation.
01:23:19 Recessions Learnings.
01:29:44 How to Make Money?
01:37:37 Signature Q Round
01:51:38 What does Art Do for Society?



• Building relationships and making connections are key in the NFT community.
• Artists should focus on presenting themselves positively and creatively in their marketing efforts.
• Keto’s collection reflects his diverse taste in art, including dark art, minimalism, and digital illustration.
• Keto values the personal connection and storytelling behind the art he collects.
• He emphasizes the importance of supporting and investing in the NFT community. Supporting artists and building connections within the NFT community is important.
• Creating a safe and healthy space for women artists is crucial.
• Handling criticism and navigating through challenges requires mental strength and confidence.
• Transparency and honesty are key in maintaining trust within the community.
• Collectors should be cautious and watch their backs in the NFT space.


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