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Ep. 006 Chris Reckord: The Adventures of a Lifelong Learner

The Transformation Blueprint 006 Chris Reckord

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Christopher Reckord (@chrisreckord) is an Executive Director with leading IT support organization tTech Limited – Jamaica’s only publicly traded IT Outsourcing & Managed Services provider. He has over thirty years of experience in the IT industry and is a regular speaker on Technology in Jamaica.

Chris is Vice President and Council Member in charge of Membership at the Jamaica Computer Society. He is also a council member and Chairman of the PSOJ membership committee. He also serves on the National Cyber Security Task Force, he’s a board member of eLearning Jamaica, the Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission, the Jamaica Racing Commission, the Ministry of Tourism’s Gastronomy Network Committee and so much more.

Chris is the opposite of one-dimensional.

He is very passionate about wine and wine education. This led him to form his own wine club and later, Jamaica’s first wine bar – Bin 26. He currently publishes a weekly wine column in the Jamaica Observer.

He is also passionate about music and has been a notorious DJ (DJ Eggy) since his high school days.

And in this episode, we talk about:

  • How entrepreneurial opportunities come to you when you follow your passions;
  • The compounding power of persistence and consistency;
  • The case for getting a university degree as an entrepreneur;
  • How to become a lifelong learner in this technological age; and so much more.

CONNECT WITH CHRIS

tTech: http://ttech.com.jm
tTech Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ttechlimited/
Chris’ Facebook: @chris.reckord
Instagram: @chrisreckord
Twitter: @reckord
LinkedIn: Christopher Reckord
Email: [email protected]

Read Chris’ column in the Jamaica Observer, “At the Wine Rack”, every Thursday in the Lifestyle section.

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CHRIS’ BLUEPRINT

  • The untold series of events that got Chris started in his first profession
  • Chris’ successful venture into the corporate world and how it branched off into an international experience
  • Becoming a partner in tTech
  • Passion and variety – the key ingredients in Chris’ definition of entrepreneurship
  • Putting it out there in the universe
  • Another entrepreneurial venture Straight from Yaad
  • The key factors which resulted in tTech becoming a listed company
  • How successful entrepreneurial careers were forged out of a difficult work environment
  • Chris’ namesake passion that has lasted from high school through all his entrepreneurial ventures
  • What to do with non-performing assets
  • The evolution of DJ Eggy
  • How tTech does managed services differently
  • The case for getting a university degree
  • How Chris measures success
  • How Chris keeps himself accountable and motivated
  • Time management
  • The books that Chris would recommend each and every time
  • The journey to sommelier
  • What Chris is most excited about right now
  • The types of people that make up Chris’ inner circle

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