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In this interview New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree talks about his four key components of all successful businesses based on his book, The Equation, a formula that looks at business as an art, and reveals a "foolproof blueprint for business and life."
Tyree will be speaking at Stetson University on Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Stetson Room at the Carlton Union Building.
This interview originally aired on AM 1230 and AM 1490 WSBB radio, and is used here with permission.
Long before Omar Tyree was a New York Times Best Selling author, he was a college student at the University of Pittsburgh criticized by his peers for an interest in writing. His teammates at the division one football powerhouse told him "football players don't write." Tyree eventually transferred and has since gone on to become one of a few writers to have best sellers in multiple categories including fiction, business, children, and after selling 2 million books and having an estimated 8 million readers he enters into the world of Mystery/Thriller. A child of the 70's Tyree grew up in the Delaware and Philadelphia region with a strong stepfather who was a role model and a disciplinary that gave him the freedom to explore and put him in line anytime he strayed. Tyree became a fan of classic films, including kung-fu movies and was known amongst his middle and high school peers for his incredible memorization skills and story-telling abilities. After transferring from the University of Pittsburgh to Howard University Tyree began his writing career selling books out of the back of his car, from his college apartment which had more books than furniture, and simultaneously freelanced with local newspapers to meet ends meet. After developing a cult like following in the mid-atlantic Tyree continued to write a book every year and soon developed a national following by word of mouth leading to publishing powerhouse Simon & Schuster signing the young talent to a multiple book deal worth millions of dollars.
How We Do It Wednesday EXCLUSIVE! Host: Mz MindFull Jordan, interviews NEW YORK TIMES-Best Selling Author: OMAR TYREE
Omar Tyree's BIO: After transferring to Howard University in Washington, DC, where he graduated from the School of Communications with a degree in Print Journalism, Tyree worked as a reporter and writer to make ends meet, before deciding to borrow money from family and friends to start his own publishing company, MARS Productions. Using the bare living room of his one-bedroom apartment in Hyattsville, Maryland as a storage facility, Tyree sold more than twenty-five thousand copies of his books on Greyhound bus trips, before buying a Ford Probe hatchback, where he could distribute ten boxes of books from his car to sell at book events and book stores.
After developing a cult following in the Mid-Atlantic region from Virginia Beach to New York City, Tyree continued to write a book a year and develop a mostly word-of-mouth marketing campaign that eventually led to the doors of publishing powerhouse Simon & Schuster. Tyree then became—at age twenty-six—one of the youngest authors of the explosive 1990s to sign four consecutive book deals worth millions of dollars.
Tyree is currently optioning and producing several of his early titles as stage plays, television shows and feature films. But he is most excited by this long-awaited opportunity to develop The Traveler series with Koehler Books from the ground up with No Turning Back in ebook form this January 2013, before releasing the first traditional title, Welcome to Dubai next fall.
Omar McGee is the founder of the executive Preparatory Academy of Finance. today we will be getting an update on the progress of his public charter high school in Los Angeles California.Omar a Flint, Michigan native,went attended Howard University as a communications major, where he started a non-profit organization called, Inter City Outreach. Due to his own struggles, the mission for intercity the provide financial support to low-income and intercity you in need of assistance for secondary education. Through inner city, omar went on to help 50 students alone their role to higher education.Today we are join by Mr. Omar McGee, Founder of Executive Prep Academy of Finance Omar McGee have said his goal to close a financial literacy gap in the Intercity to give these children an opportunity to experience the American dream like everyone else. Omar grew up in the city that is consistently at the top of the list of the worst places to live in America-Flint, Michigan. during the height of the crack epidemic in the 1980s, Omar the baby of eight children , was exposed early to the harsh realities of divorce, drugs, violent, and alcoholism that plague not only his family but the community at large.
Omar Valerio-Jimenez, Ph.D., author "River of Hope" Omar Valerio-Jimenez graduated from the Massachusetts Institute in Technology (MIT), working in the engineering field and moved to become a history professor at the University of Iowa. In River of Hope, Omar S. Valerio-Jiménez examines state formation, cultural change, and the construction of identity in the lower Rio Grande region during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He chronicles a history of violence resulting from multiple conquests, of resistance and accommodation to state power, and of changing ethnic and political identities. The redrawing of borders neither began nor ended the region's long history of unequal power relations. Nor did it lead residents to adopt singular colonial or national identities. Instead, their regionalism, transnational cultural practices, and kinship ties subverted state attempts to control and divide the population.
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It's a FIre & Desire party...the authors of F&D are taking over the Wine Down...and sharing the LOW DOWN about how they GET DOWN!!! Tune in and listen to the insight of authors like Omar Tyree and Patricia A. Bridewell as they tell all about their sexy writing in the anthology! Who knows who else will show up!!!!
Grab the Moscato and your tablet and tell Sh’ Moore all about it! On Wednesday nights, you get the chance to see life through the eyes of the opposite sex. Get the thoughts and views of life and love from the “horse’s mouth”. Along with her co-host, Sh’ Moore offers insight about various topics that men and women face in everyday living. Along with the look into the male and female psyche, Sh’ Moore dedicates time to introduce you to aspiring talent and ambitious entrepreneurs. An hour of your evening well spent and purposefully used! Are you listening?
This week on Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson, Stephanie takes on some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement by questioning the emotional and psychological legacy of this remarkable historical period and how it relates to current self-perceptions of the modern-day Black community. Did our strategic quest for political and legal equality neglect our need for psychological liberation? Did we push so hard to be equal with the majority group that we psychologically undermined our own unique value and beauty as a people?
Joining us to sort this out is former Tuskegee mayor Omar Neal, activist mother and lawyer Enola Aird, and psychologist Dr. Daryl Rowe. Together we will discuss this issue of emotional emancipation and its ongoing connection with our quest for civil rights.
It is time to gather at the Roundtable as Stephanie Robinson delivers hot topics, deep talk and a little bit of uplift. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson... pull up a chair.
Dan Treanor began playing guitar at 15 and learned the harp in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
Since then, his music has sustained him and entertained millions of fans.
In 2013, his band Dan Treanor's Afrosippippi Band with Erica Brown took 3rd place at the IBC.
Dan joins me to discuss his career and music and where he and the band are headed.
Guitarist Matt Baxter, and blues singer and bassist, Jake Sampson, have collaborated to create an authentic delta blues album, Haunted.
This collection of 10 originals will transport you back to the cotton fields of the Delta.
I will chat with both Matt & Jake about their lives and careers and how Haunted came to be.
Frano Paletta and his band, The Stingers, have come to Memphis for the IBC twice and keep the blues population in the Portland area happy as can be.
Franco has been a mainstay in the area since the 80's and we will discuss his long fruitful journey while listening to song from their latest, Can't Kick Love
Once again, Omar Kent Dykes returns to The Couch with new music. This time it is his tribute album to Howlin' Wolf, Runnin' With The Wolf, which he will share the day before its release! Omar is always a great interview.