This book is about the struggle of African American men as they traverse the perils of 20th and twenty first century life in the professional realms of the work place atmosphere. The differences in opportunities are often overlooked in comparison to other classes and among the races.
The American dream is the realization of success in the face of struggle and hard work. Is it relevant that one’s struggle is harder than the other in accomplishment of this goal? P-Man Sam is a hard look at the road to self-empowerment and what it takes to make it in the American society. The entrepreneurial spirit is one of the main roads traveled in realization of the American dream.
It takes knowledge and a fearlessness to take a chance in the ruthless world of business in this society. It’s also important to be able to effectively communicate with the modern diverse society of today through effective people skills.
The P-Man Sam story brings an awareness of how to navigate negative experiences and transform them into motivational learning blocks. Learning from experiences and moving forward is essential in life. One’s eyes must be open and naïve thought processes must be conquered in attaining the ultimate prize. The following are useful for application:
• Net working
• Coalition building
This book is a good source for inspiration and having hope is a major force in your journey through life. Situations and circumstances should not be viewed as a hindrance, but instead a hurdle in step to the finish line. There are many instances in this story that relay the struggle against forces that present obstacles. Willpower and dedication are true factors that assist the main character in winning out against such forces.
In conclusion, the power of love and support are sustaining factors in the realization of goals in life. The act of goal-setting itself is an important factor in accomplishing anything in pursuant of ambitious dreams. This novel is sprinkled with kernels of knowledge and inspirational wording designed to give the reader insight into the motivations of the main character that can be transcending to experience.
It is beneficial and intended to identify and acquire these gems of knowledge to retain as progressive career tools.
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Notorious P-Man Sam is an intriguing urban fiction story that is set in Miami and follows the trials and tribulations of Sam Silvasteen as he follows his dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur. Sam Silvasteen is a man from a meager background. He struggles in a low minimum wage job to support his family. He has big ambitions and dreams of a better way of life. As he pursues his dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur, he struggles against the temptation of fast money and crime. Sam's story explores the aspirations of an average business person, and the daily pressures, choices, vices, and crucial decisions that lead to his overcoming the odds, and making it as a successful entrepreneur. According to the author, he was inspired to write the novel by a former Miami music magazine executive, who was tragically killed in a drive-by shooting. He wanted to detail his life experience and portray a fictionalized chronology of the event. Notorious P-Man Sam is a fascinating tale about an African-American man's aspirations to become a successful entrepreneur. This fast paced tale easily draws the reader into Sam's story, it is a realistic and engaging in depth look into his personal journey and self-empowerment to achieve the American dream.
I love to read so when I saw a tweet on Twitter about this book I decided to go for it. I've never done one of these things before. When the book arrived I kind of felt like a celebrity since I had to sign for it. I had to sign not once but twice. I really had no idea what this book was about but I love to read so I dove on in. I really like the idea of being able to read a book that I probably wouldn't under other circumstances. This was a really quick read. The words just flowed in such a way that it was very easy to get through. Some books can be harder to get into than others. This book takes place in Miami and I really love the cover. I think that's a really great setting for a book. I also think it's great that the main character is African American. There needs to be more diversity in books and it was great to see it in this book. Sam grows up in an orphanage and he becomes friends with another kid named Jose that lives there. Later when he's an adult and married he runs into his old friend. They go into business together which gets pretty bumpy. This is a story of a man who is trying to make his way in the world. This book was inspired by true events and I found this story very believable. I could see this happening in real life.
This book gives an intimate insight into the mindset of street level entrepreneurs and what drives them in navigating the business culture. It's very detailed in grassroots startups and holds an entertaining story line.