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Business of Nation Building

The Business of Nation Building

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Excerpts form the Selected Speeches of Douglas Orane

In The Business of Nation Building, Orane’s voice rings loud and clear and the messages from as early as 1983 still resonate. From Entrepreneurship to Sports, Private and Public Sector Management  to Youth Development, Women, Productivity, Leadership, and  the Diaspora and beyond, his passion for country and prescription  for its ills are exemplary.

Author: Douglas Orane

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A successful businessman, outstanding civic leader and steadfast patriot, Douglas Orane,  in this selection of his finely crafted speeches,  offers us  the underlying principles and wise ideas that have guided  him over the decades of  his dazzling career in private and public life. They are valued gifts which every engaged citizen should read, ponder and assimilate. Should they inform its younger generation of leaders, Jamaica will be a far better place.

Orlando Patterson

Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

The name Douglas Orane is well known in business circles within and outside of Jamaica. Best known for his tenure of leadership at Jamaican Conglomerate, GraceKennedy Ltd, which he joined in 1981, until his retirement  as CEO in 2011. Orane has also been President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (for two terms between 1992 and 1994) and an Independent Senator in the Jamaican Senate, a position which he held for four and a half years. An engineer by training, and a graduate of the Harvard Business School, Douglas Orane possesses an active social conscience and leverages his position as a leader of industry to highlight the possibilities in Jamaican society.

In The Business of Nation Building, Orane’s voice rings loud and clear and the messages from as early as 1983 still resonate. From Entrepreneurship to Sports, Private and Public Sector Management  to Youth Development, Women, Productivity, Leadership, and  the Diaspora and beyond, his passion for country and prescription  for its ills are exemplary.

Spanning 30 years and 17 topics, this collection of the salient excerpts of Orane’s most poignant speeches is a must-read for any person, young and not so young. Continuing his philanthropic example beyond the boardroom, Douglas Orane demonstrates his overwhelming love for Jamaica and its people with the gift of this book which will leave the reader confident in self and optimistic of a brighter future for us all.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 in
ISBN:

978-976-637-890-5

Pages:

230

Binding:

Paperback

Publication Date:

April 2016

About the Author

Douglas Orane is former CEO of Jamaican Conglomerate, GraceKennedy Limited.

Contents

1. Nation Building
2. 2020 Vision
3. The Economy
4. Political Governance
5. Corporate Governance
6. Private/Public Sector Management
7. Productivity
8. Focus on the Consumer
9. Entrepreneurship
10. Globalisation
11. Leadership
12. Women in Jamaica
13. Youth Development
14. Sports
15. Education
16. Philanthropy and Voluntarism
17. The Diaspora

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