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Are you a fun, free-spirited, fashion forward women with an endless love for urban culture? If so, then you’re already up on Fearless Magazine, a fun, inspiring publication for ‘us’, that has already had some of black Hollywood’s hottest stars grace the cover within its first year of publication. The magazine title ‘Fearless’ is fitting for the Publisher & Creator of the publication, Arian Simone, an ambitious, fearless go-getter who is chasing her dreams, while inspiring others.
Not only a magazine publisher, but a public relations and event pro, Simone is credited with doing publicity work on films such as Takers, Quantam of Solace, Hancock, Seven Pounds, This Christmas, Limitless and many more. She was also the Head Women in Charge, planning Lil Wayne’s and Braylon Edwards 25th birthday parties, Chris Brown’s MTV My Super Sweet 18 and a plethora of other entertainment industry events. This multi-faceted business woman was listed as one of Ebony Magazine’s top 30 business leaders under 30 and has been featured in various media publications.
With such an impeccable resume at such a young age, who would have thought that just a few years ago this mogul in the making was homeless and sleeping in her car. Shocking, right? Flip the page to read more on Arian’s story of hardship, struggle, faith, survival and success.
(Inc) — Founder goes homeless for the year. No, he’s not broke – he just has a knack for self-promotion. “I am either a homeless entrepreneur, or a guy with 650 homes in San Francisco,” writes Brian Chesky, the founder of Airbnb, a website that lets people rent out spare bedrooms to travelers. Chesky started the company in 2007 because he wanted to rent space on his apartment to make some extra cash. Three years later, that apartment has been taken over by his company’s 17 employees. But rather than find a new place, Chesky decided to hit the road, bouncing from rented bedroom to rented bedroom and blogging about it. TechCrunch is duly impressed. “It’s a brilliant idea,” writes Robin Wauters. “Not only will Chesky get to experience the Airbnb product…he’ll also get to personally know a bunch of people that make up the community driving the company forward.” (Via Hacker News.)