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.
Advice that keeps you hungry
Never forget, they need you more than you need them.
Early bird, night owl or in-between
Night owl, definitely. I get my best work done sitting at a bar over a glass of wine.
Burning question for an iconic trailblazer
To Kanye, for the artist in us both: “How do you maintain consistent creative flow and get past your creative blocks?”
The current soundtrack to your life
Anyone who knows me knows it’s anything Bad Bunny — and I mean anything.
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