Joe D. Wells
One of the most often questions I get ask is - Are my book fact or fiction. So I coin the phrase - "The difference between fact and fiction is in the shadow of the line" I spent 20 something odd years working in Capital Markets for such companies as Merrill Lynch, Oppenheimer and a few I can not recall. The big companies started taking more and more as I produced more and more. I was young, but caught on very quickly. So one day I left and started my own company. Now the good and somewhat funny part, but for sure strange. Once my new company was setup. I went back to them and opened credit lines to trade the markets with the same clients I took with me. I got better service and better pricing. My job took me around the world and I have meet all walks of life. I help setup corporations all over the world in such places a the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Isle of Man, the Middle East and more. I have done business with some very kind and generous people. And then I have been in the room with some people that all I wanted to do was get out of the room. They played for keeps and to say they were scary. Well, that is putting it mildly. When the stakes are high. There is no second place. Be a shark or get fed to them was their motto. My family owns and operates Island Joe's Coffee, which we founded in Key West, Florida. I lived there 20 plus years. There, too, I meet all walks of life.