The poster is bright white with big red letters. You can’t miss it on the wall at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

It asks:

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

It’s a provocative idea, the notion that fear can paralyze but absence of fear can liberate. Good advice for Facebook’s employees.

And good advice for a risk-averse city.

There is, of course, reason for fear. Over the past few weeks we’ve been told that Milwaukee is one of the nation’s most “distressed cities,” that the city has an eviction epidemic and that poverty is the worst it’s been in 30 years.

By: David D. Haynes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Read the full article here.

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