About this blog and its author

Thoughts on Success, Leadership and Business from a Haitian-American Entrepreneur

My name is Jean G. Orelien and am the founder and CEO of SciMetrika, LLC (http://www.scimetrika.com). The purpose of this blog is to share thoughts on success (accomplishing goals), Leadership and Business. I plan to share not only ideas, guiding principles that have worked for me or I have seen worked for others but to the extent possible very concrete actionable information.

Specifically with respect to success, I will share principles and techniques that have helped me to fulfill both personal and professional goals.  I have been able to learn a lot of leadership not only through running a small business but mostly from others. Most of what I’ve learned came from others (books read) or things I didn’t even know I knew that business coaches have pried out of me.  On business, the blog entries will document the many lessons learned from starting and growing SciMetrika from a start-up to a midsize company (and one day to a great company recognized as being premier in providing solutions to improve human health).

I recognize that both leadership and success are long life journey. Hence, this blog should be seen as my own scrapbook to share lessons learned on that journey. The way, I see this blog they are personal notes that I am leaving to my kids hoping that they are also useful to others.

Aside from discussions on success, leadership and business; given that this blog is written by a Haitian-American entrepreneur (thus the name of the blog “AyiPreneur”; Ayiti is the name in Creole for Haiti), there will be entries on Haiti (hopefully related to success, and business but not necessarily). Like most members of the Haitian Diaspora, I carry deeply in my soul the love for my native country and the hope of seeing in my lifetime Haiti fulfilling its full potential of becoming a jewel in the Caribbean. Hence, there is no doubt that a lot of what I have learned about success, leadership and my approach to running a business is colored by my experience as and Haitian-American.

I thought I should let you know a bit more info about me. I was born on the Haitian side of the beautiful island of Hispaniola (the other side of course is Santo Domingo, see map below). I left Haiti when I was 10 and moved to Guadeloupe in the French West Indies, where I stayed until I finished high school. I attended Rutgers University in New-Brunswick where I obtained a bachelor in Mathematics. Shortly after completing my undergraduate studies, I married the beautiful Valery and we moved to North Carolina where I pursued graduate studies in Statistics at North Carolina State University (Masters Degree) and the Unviersity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (doctorate degree in Biostatistics).

Below are some pictures from Haiti and Guadeloupe.

Map of Hispaniola
Map of Hispaniola
Map of Guadeloupe

Map of Guadeloupe

La citadelle (Haiti)

La citadelle (Haiti)

Haiti Labadie Beach

Guadeloupe Saint Anne

Guadeloupe Saint Anne

11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Valexa  |  June 27, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I think the pictures are beautiful!!!!

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  • 2. Dominique  |  August 14, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    nice

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  • 3. sandrar  |  September 10, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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    • 4. malfini  |  November 23, 2009 at 1:46 am

      Thanks, Sandra!

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  • 5. CigAccegE  |  December 12, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Fantastic, I didn’t heard about this topic up to the present. Thanx.

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  • 6. Jonas  |  January 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    That’s a cool article with great pictures. I intend to show them to my friends.

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  • 7. Sherry  |  January 18, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    As an artist, I love the pictures on your blog. Your words are interesting as well!

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  • 8. Fridge Freezers ·  |  November 3, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    i am taking my masters degree on a local school and i love it “

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  • 9. Basin Taps  |  December 2, 2010 at 3:27 am

    getting a masters degree is of course necessary if you want a wage increase and improvement in your career **`

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  • 10. Josephys Dafils  |  November 4, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    You are an awesome story here. Thank you for your love of learning and love of Haiti.

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  • 11. Manuel K.  |  March 3, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    He’s got an interesting past, hasn’t forgotten his beleaguered homeland, and hopefully’s taking the best from Kreole, French and Yankee cultures to shape his own approach to life and business. The world’s future lies largely in the hands of people who can synthesize this way – I wish him and his kind great luck.

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