It’s past time we remixed the entrepreneur archetype. The tried-and-true definition of an emerging or aspiring business owner feels tired. The modern entrepreneur is a mover, shaker and doer who’s not content with simply breaking all the rules. Our 52 trailblazers featured in the October issue are rewriting the rules, tearing them up and doing it all over again. It’s creation at its purest, because the fruits of one’s hustle are not actualized overnight or by following one jet-lagged recipe. It’s no longer adequate to measure entrepreneurs by the brick-and-mortar spaces they manifest or the jobs they create. Those are all important elements but fall short of what it truly means to build something — often with blood, sweat and tears. Whether you’re revamping the vintage clothing industry, introducing a fresh dining concept, cultivating an advocacy-focused creative agency or advancing the cause of equality for the LGBTQ+ community, the only thing that matters is freedom — the freedom to march to the beat of your own badass drum. Read our full rundown of trailblazers here.
The owner of Grand Central Bar, Brian Vasile, understands the importance of perseverance and relationships in life — and both of those central goals are evident in how the Grand Central Bar functions.
Advice that keeps you hungry
It’s a cliché as old as time. It’s not a groundbreaking quote. Everyone knows it, a quote I tell my kids, my players on our youth football team and any business team I’ve worked with. “No matter how hard you fall, get back up.” Incredibly simple, but not easy.
What your day is incomplete without
Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee, and a hug from the wife and kids.
Your power outfit remix
The power outfit isn’t fabric: It’s your body language and how you carry yourself.
What every entrepreneur needs
The ability to foster and develop relationships. The answer to the meaning of life is simple: relationships. Friends, family, business, religion (if you choose to believe), and if you can initiate and nurture those relationships, the rest is relatively easy.