Thomas Barr Jr.

Military Veteran Presents the New Book Which Fosters the Entrepreneurial Spirit for Urban Youth

Military veteran turned author Thomas Barr Jr. has spent years working in the service of government. He has penned a book that portrays the urban settings of Miami in fostering entrepreneurs among at risk youth.

The book is entitled “Notorious P-Man Sam: Miami’s Urban Chronicles Volume I” and is a biopic of the life of former Miami based Entrepreneur Samuel Silvasteen.

“The youth of today face troubling futures in the light of the Trayvon Martin verdict, Ferguson shooting and the Baltimore unrest,” the author said.

The author drew from his years of experience as a Miami resident when writing this book.

This book is about the struggle of African American men as they traverse the perils of 20th and twenty first century life in the professional realms of the work place atmosphere. The differences in opportunities are often overlooked in comparison to other classes and among the races.

The P-Man Sam is a hard look at the road to self-empowerment and what it takes to make it in the American society. The entrepreneurial spirit is one of the main roads traveled in realization of the American dream.

It takes knowledge and a fearlessness to take a chance in the ruthless world of business in this society. It’s also important to be able to effectively communicate with the modern diverse society of today through effective people skills.

The P-Man Sam story brings an awareness of how to navigate negative experiences and transform them into motivational learning blocks. The following are useful for application:

• Mentorship
• Net working
• Coalition building
• Broad-mindedness

Situations and circumstances should not be viewed as a hindrance, but instead a hurdle in step to the finish line.

In conclusion, the power of love and support are sustaining factors in the realization of goals in life. The act of goal-setting itself is an important factor in accomplishing anything in pursuant of ambitious dreams.

It is beneficial and intended to identify and acquire these gems of knowledge to retain as progressive career tools. Author excerpts at

Thomas Barr Jr. in his sophomore novel attempts to chronicle the life styles of African American business people and why they choose to go into business for themselves. The book was released on April 1st, 2015 with a campaign for movie adaptation. The book is available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and Ebookit. Follow Thomas on twitter at ThomasBarrJr., Instagram at MiamiUrbanChronicles and

Thomas Barr Jr.

444 SW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL,
Miami, FL 33130,
United States


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