Entrepreneur, Industrialist, Author
January 8, 2019
If anyone doubts that the American Dream is alive and well, they should check in with Willie Artis. He's a walking, talking, living embodiment of that Dream--and it’s realization.
Coming from the Jim Crow South, to the "Jim Crow lite" of the North, was a journey of overcoming obstacles, going over, around, and sometimes directly through distractions and walls. His single-minded focus, that "anyone can make it in America,” is an inspiration and instruction manual.
"From Jim Crow To CEO; The Willie Artis Story", his new autobiography, is another in the improbable and amazing canon of Flint success stories.
Willie navigated the Jim Crow system, the inner workings of the Chicago labyrinth, and alighted in to The Vehicle City, smarter, stronger, and ready to roll. He parlayed that stance in to a multi-million dollar packaging empire, emerging as a community and business leader, Chief Executive Officer, and overwhelming economic giant.
Just like the captains of industry before him--Crapo, Durant, Dort, Buick, Chevrolet, Copeman, Nash, Champion, and Chrysler--Willie did it right here in Flint!
Join Fish and Willie as they walk through this incredibly inspiring tale that includes a little Chicago Blues, some baseball, the Frank Sinatra/ Earth, Wind and Fire connection, and why Fish and Willie share a favorite song!
It's some of the best of "Fish and The Flint Chronicles"! You'll walk away with a smile on your face, and pep in your step after listening! What a GREAT story!
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