Writing about marketing, entrepreneurship, and personal development is safe. Dangerously safe. I know that.
It would be easy to get comfortable rehashing tired issues while writing about some of the most-talked-about topics on the internet. That’s why you’ll see me going out on a ledge to talk about “fringe issues” I believe need to become much more mainstream for business and marketing and enterpreneurship to continue to be relevant in the long term.
And yet, the level of courage to talk about sustainability, human resources, and true innovation pales in comparison to the courage to start “AN ONLINE MAGAZINE FOR BLACK MEN” in today’s media environment and with the ever-present societal tension over the “issue” of black men in America.
Nonetheless, Willie’s done it, with a team of remarkable editors and writers jumping on board to help fulfill the mission:
to produce quality content for an overlooked audience that speaks at once to and for that audience: spreading the word about remarkable black men, reinforcing our expectations of what our leaders can contribute, and amplifying the good news from all corners of our world.
Sometimes you need a friend to do his best work to remind you exactly what it means to be courageous… And exactly how high the bar can be for doing work that matters.
Willie puts his pants on one leg at a time just like you and me. And ultimately, Abernathy exists because he simply decided to start.
The secret, if you didn’t catch it: you have an equally meaningful project you should be starting.