Outstanding businessman, lecturer and award-winning author, John Harricharan, is a unique blend of East and West. A naturalized U.S. citizen born in Guyana, South America of East Indian heritage, he is truly a multi-cultural, global personality. Yet, with his professional background, he also exhibits a rare sensitivity and charismatic delivery which have earned him well deserved respect and acclaim. However, he was to know failure as well as success. The events that led to both are incorporated in his lectures and are chronicled in his books, which, rather than being stories of loss and sadness are, instead, inspiring tales of courage, strength and the dignity of the human spirit. He has shared the lecture platform with such well-known speakers as Deepak Chopra, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Og Mandino, Gerald Jampolsky, Foster Hibbard, Eric Butterworth, and others. His transformational message stems from his challenging personal growth experiences. As Harricharan says, "I know what it feels like to have my car repossessed, to watch my wife die of cancer when she was only in her thirties, to lose all earthly possessions and start again from ground zero. I also know what it feels like to write award-winning books, to be written about in others' books and to be featured in the same book with His Royal Highness, Prince Philip of Great Britain, the Dalai Lama, Sir Paul McCartney, the late President Ronald Reagan and others. The contrasts bring compassion and sensitivity to one's life." John brings a welcome, pragmatic approach to his lectures, as an outstanding example where the message and the messenger are one. Not only does John share his personal tragedies; he shares the extraordinary tools he uses to overcome his challenges. He meets his audience filled with energy and enthusiasm. His approach is inspirational and motivational, contagiously so and always, always memorable. Not only is Harricharan a dynamic speaker, but he also reveals himself to be an extraordinary, compelling author. His award-winning book, "When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat" was named Best Book of the Year in its category by the American Bookdealers Exchange. Its sequels, "Morning Has Been All Night Coming" and "Journey in the Fields of Forever" have drawn rave reviews. His books have been published by Berkley Books, HarperCollins and others. They have also been published in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Romanian, Turkish and other languages.