Living the Ebony Life

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Zondra Hughes has written a book on Ebony - Living The Ebony Life.   It is available on Amazon.   Is it fiction or is it real?    She details a first hand account on her experience as  a writer who rose to editor.  She tells the story,  providing  her perspective on how a budding career went wrong, as she didn't adhere to the corporate rules on what she called the plantation.

She reveals  company rights and wrongs.  The company's and hers.  It is a book for people on the move to read, as it gives do and don'ts and states how  unspoken rules can hurt a career.   She speaks about conformity and what's it like for an outsider to be in a family business.  She tells how important it is to be in the click at work and what it means if you step outside of it.

Zondra's books describe what went wrong after the founder died and how poor management decisions toppled the business.   She talks about the  public image and the reality, the pretense and the reality.  This is a problem for a lot of businesses today have,  keeping up with industry trends   -   staying ahead or getting left behind. 

This insiders view is controversial and is a dare to tell and to look within the walls of a giant company with fresh eyes.  It is a quick low down read and an easy to read.  It reads like a novel and is a tell all behind the scenes. 

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  • Yes, the book is real and it was really, really hard to write.
    There's the devotion to the founder John H. Johnson and Eunice Johnson and what Ebony has meant to so many for so very long. And then there's the sorrow of what's going on with it now, as we enter this defining moment for all people of color. Last but not least, there's the babe in the woods aspect of being a young person entering Corporate Black America and not knowing the rules until you've broken them.
    Whew!
    I sincerely thank you for investing your time to read it.

  • Yes, the book is real and it was really, really hard to write.
    There's the devotion to the founder John H. Johnson and Eunice Johnson and what Ebony has meant to so many for so very long. And then there's the sorrow of what's going on with it now, as we enter this defining moment for all people of color. Last but not least, there's the babe in the woods aspect of being a young person entering Corporate Black America and not knowing the rules until you've broken them.
    Whew!
    I sincerely thank you for investing your time to read it.

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