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Interview with Chris John Farley of the Wall Street Journal

This interview with Christopher John Farley first appeared in the Kingston Book Festival supplement in the Jamaica Observer on March 3, 2013. Background Christopher John Farley is a Jamaican-born writer who has had a significant impact on music journalism in the United States. After graduating from Harvard University in 1988, Christopher started writing for Time […]

Branson Center Orientation

On Monday and Tuesday this week, seventeen enthusiastic entrepreneurs met each other for the first time as Branson Center Cohort 4. Out of a pool of sixty applicants, these seventeen made it through three selection rounds. The next step is a twelve-week training program that is meant to help them structure their businesses to be […]

A Book Festival in Kingston

I’m a huge reader. The biggest piece of furniture in my home is a bookshelf filled with my books. When Kellie Magnus of the Book Industry Association of Jamaica asked me to join the planning committee of the Kingston Book Festival, I said, “sure!” One of the cool things I get to do is interview […]

The Shark Tank Obsession

Shark Tank has sparked a craze amongst people in the entrepreneurship and venture capital world. The reality show features a panel of uber-successful entrepreneurs and executives, like Mark Cuban, who consider offers from start-ups seeking investments in their businesses. Jamaica too has caught on to the hype and panels of “investors” are popping up everywhere […]

The Soul’s Journey

As a New Year’s gift to you, my post today will be an excerpt from a book that came to me a month ago, and that has completely changed my outlook on life. I’ve done some chopping up to retain the parts that impacted me the most. Wishing you love, joy and fulfillment in 2013. “What […]

The End of the World as we Know It

This Friday, December 21, is the “end of the world” according to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar. Last Friday, December 14, was the end of the world for many families in Connecticut. The ending of one version of our lives can bring a lot of pain, self-doubt and fear about the future. It will […]