The dictionary definition is “A person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)” but the essence of the MofA was really more than that. It came to mean a man that had multiple business, leisure, and/or philanthropic interests. Contrary to what some people think it refers to, it’s not someone that cheats on their spouse or significant other.
The term is not really in use today, there are still plenty of what I consider to be Men of Affairs in the world today. Despite what it says on my business card and Linkedin profile, I’m not really one…I just enjoy the term, and the looks I get when I present someone with my business card.
This site is really just to have a little fun – in the coming months I’ll post some stuff about who, and what, I consider to be fun and interesting, and relating to Men of Affairs.