Magazine article Black Enterprise

Gratitude. (Letters)

Magazine article Black Enterprise

Gratitude. (Letters)

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I WANT TO START THIS LETTER OFF BY saying: Thank you, Mr. Graves!

I am a subscriber to BLACK ENTERPRISE as well as Fortune. I recently read the Fortune article on "The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America." When I made my way down the list to No. 22 and saw your name, I was curious about the best-selling book you authored in 1997 [How To Succeed in Business Without Being White: Straight Talk on Making It in America, Harper-Business, $15]. I must say that I bought the book immediately and finished it in 72 hours!

That is the reason for my thanks. I am 29 years old, recently married, and I'm employed by Michelin North America as a sales professional with their commercial division. Your words and advice have motivated me more than I can express. In fact, this is the first time that I have ever been moved to send a letter like this. …

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