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Business icon, Douglas Orane deposits new book

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Douglas Orane with a copy of his new publication, 'The Business of Nation Building'.
Winsome Hudson, national librarian/CEO of the National Library of Jamaica, accepts a deposit to the library from Douglas Orane.

On April 19, the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) hosted well-known retired businessman Douglas Orane as he deposited his new book, The Business of Nation Building.

The book is the successful businessman's first legal deposit with the NLJ.

Orane's name is recognised both locally and internationally and is most popularly known

for his 30-year tenure at GraceKennedy Ltd, retiring as CEO.

The book, published by Ian Randle Publishers, is a collection of excerpts from some of Orane's most moving speeches and is suitable for any age.

In The Business of Nation Building, Orane speaks of

messages from as early as 1938 and spans topical discourses from entrepreneurship to sports, private and public sector management to youth development, women, productivity, leadership, the diaspora, and beyond.

An excerpt from the book states, "We have to take responsibility - individually and

collectively - for our personal lives, for our corporate lives and for our national lives. I believe that, as Jamaicans, we are at our best when we face critical challenges and opportunities, and we are living in those times."