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The picture above is me in action. I was invited to speak and do a fireside chat at the inaugural Black Tech Week Event last year in Miami. I spoke about about the emerging Jamaican Tech Startup Scene and why the world should care. It inspired me to kickstart my Sun, Sea + Startups International Speaking Tour. On tour, I share with Caribbean and Global…

Currently Reading: Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider’s Guide

As it came out I got it on my iPad. Why? First, one of the authors Michelle Messina has been an advisor to my company ConnectiMass since 2012 and she’s a really cool, smart, successful entrepreneur and amazing entrepreneur whisperer. Secondly, because the book is meant to be an insider’s guide to what makes Silicon Valley the global influence that it is. An as technology…

Sun, Sea and Startups- Story of the Jamaican Startup Scene

I was invited to speak at the inaugural Black Tech Week in Miami Feb 23-28th, 2015 by one of the event co-founders Felecia Hatcher. The week long conference celebrating innovators of color with a mission to accelerate Miami as the gateway to Africa & the Caribbean. I love that mission. As a tech entrepreneur myself and as one of the leaders helping to build out the…

Why I hated managing people and the TED.com video that made me understand what I was doing wrong

I hate managing people. I’ve been saying this for at least 6 years now. When I first had to somewhat when I ran a web development company called Dutchpot Interactive between 2003-2007 with my business partner Susan. I left many of the people things to her, even though I suffered through the hiring and some of the training with her. We had a company with…