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.
Amir Browder is the founder of Homme, an art gallery showcasing underground artists from the DMV and globally. Browder also serves as the curator for the 30 exhibits Homme features throughout the year. He likes to keep things concise and is both humble and wise.
Advice that keeps you hungry
It takes five to 10 years to become an overnight success. Never be too big to take advice, no matter where it comes from.
What your day is incomplete without
Music from my favorite international radio station.
Your power outfit remix
The best way is to wear what you have: timeless essentials.
What every entrepreneur needs
A “What rules?” [mindset].
Early bird, night owl or in-between
I’m in-between, but I like getting up when the sun is down.
Burning question for an iconic trailblazer
“When do you know you made it?”
The current soundtrack to your life
Keni Burke’s “Risin’ To The Top.”
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