Pinzon’s debut memoir details a life of epic scope---working in Arizona as a boy, to police officer in California, corporate sales manager, university professor, international-investment manager and charity volunteer. In this wide-ranging book, the author pays closest attention to his early life, charting his evolution from a member of a close-knit community. As a university student, he became politically active, advocating the commonality of all peoples. His life soon shifted because of events outside his control--he suffered an arrest-related head injury with ongoing complications, and he was even kidnapped. However, his life choices demonstrate the power of his drive and determination and highlight his unshakeable commitment to family, mentors, co-workers and people in need. The narrative intersperses events in Pinzon’s life with the various guidelines he has followed along the way, including the police officer’s code of ethics and his own corporate policies. During the business phase of his life, the narrative scales back on personal disclosures and detours into professional lessons and includes an impassioned plea for changes in corporate behavior. Here the author provides pages of tips on starting a business. The memoir ends not by summing up the author’s experiences, but with a call for personal responsibility and team building in all areas of life. It’s a consistent and fitting conclusion to Pinzon’s inspirational and instructive story. An engaging life story that effectively demonstrates the concept that no man is an island. --KIRKUS REVIEW-- ....BY SHOWING US THE INHERENT STRENGTH OF OUR NATION'S DIVERSITY, a concept that is not to be feared but indeed to be embraced, by offering solutions that have so vexed our politicians, by showing the interconnectedness of all peoples and just how interrelated our world is, Dr. Pinzon, with great humor and an unabashed love of his fellow man, illuminates a path, particularly for young people seeking fulfillment, regardless of whatever burdens they may carry.... In short time on this earth, in our mortality, it is said that everyone dies, but not everyone "lives." Dr. Pinzon has and is very much "living" a full life.... A great read. --Judge Jorge Perez (Retired) Circuit Court in and for the 11th Judicial Circuit. Miami, Florida
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Published September 5, 2012
by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Political & Social Sciences.