Jamaicans Make The Best Out Of All Situations

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September 3, 2017

After a recent 50 year storm in Montego Bay, where I live now the homeless were given an opportunity and they took advantage of it. Montego Bay experienced about 7 inches of rain in 4 hours the day before Thanksgiving and it was quite a disaster as the images show but a few people at the bottom of the hill found the storm was bringing them lots of tuff form further up the hill. Trash, empty bottles, clothes, cars, wood and lots of mud washed downhill quickly on Last Wednesday and it all ended up in the ocean or Montego Bay River which empties to the ocean as well.

There is a small group of homeless people who live on the banks of the bay near Pier 1 and they found themselves with lots of stuff that had washed downhill and they went to work to take advantage if it the day after the storm. They found lots of clothes that were either hanging in stores or clotheslines up the hill in their bay and they fished out the clothes and began washing them out in the ocean.

Two days later they have not only a new wardrobe that have set up a store selling the clothes that washed down to them 2 days before. They were lucky to survive the flood waters but when I spoke to the homeless entrepreneurs  they saw it as blessing from JAH (God).

This is just a sample of the resilience of the Jamaican people. They deal with adversity daily and just see it differently. The mess made for the storm was being cleaned up in hours and most businesses on St James Street are back open already.

Phillip W. Duff
Phillip W. Duff
Phillip W. Duff the Founder of Lighthouse Consulting was trained in Six Sigma while working for Bombardier Capital in 2001, and is highly successful helping organizations improve their processes using the Six Sigma methodology. Mr. Duff has consulted with numerous companies over the last 10 years and has shown the ability to enact cultural change in a company. He has also initiated programs proven to drive positive revenue growth both as an employee and a consultant. His focus is to help CEO’s with a focus on growth. His knowledge of technology and background in debt collections have combined to help companies automate processes and identify which processes provide profits. Mr. Duff has also developed a unique process of initiating cultural change as a part of developing a revenue-driven atmosphere in a variety of formats. This unique philosophy and technique are unseen to date. His substantial experience in the collection industry, Six Sigma core competency and extensive industry relationships can provide you and your team a matchless perspective into your accounts receivable business or any business strategy.

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