STRATEGY 7

Think and ActIntrapreneurially

Yet our best trained, best educated, best equipped, best prepared troops refuse to fight. As a matter of fact, it’s safe to say that they would rather switch, than fight!

—Thomas N. Todd, Esq. (“TNT”), quoted inthe prelude to Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power”

WE PROBABLY don’t have to tell you that African Americans are under-represented in many professions. Likely you’ve gone to school or work, industry conventions, and conferences and you are one of the few Blacks in the house.

And as you scan up the ladder into the middle, senior, and executive management ranks, whether it’s finance or publishing, entertainment or technology, you’ll see the numbers of African Americans thin—and in many cases disappear. ...

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