Harry is a Ghanaian entrepreneur who has authored six books namely, Integrated Science for Schools and Colleges, Tilapia Farming Made Easy, The Entrepreneur: Timeless Principles for Business Success, Navigating Minefields: Laws of Possibilities, Navigating Minefields: To Be or Not to Be and Navigating Minefields: Great Expectations. He shares with the Girdblog a little bit about his journey as an author.
Girdblog: Who is Harry Dzomeku?
Harry: I am an entrepreneur, teacher, author and business strategist. I am the Executive President of LifeLine Holdings, a thriving holding company in Tema, Ghana.
Girdblog: You are launching three books on February 4, can you tell us a little bit about that?
Harry: Yes. I am launching two books in the “Navigating Minefield Series” and the main book, titled “The Entrepreneur: Timeless Principles for Business Success”. The Venue is ICGC-Zoe Temple Community 5, Tema. Adjacent to Chopticks Restaurant. And the time is 3pm. This is my second book launch party.
Girdblog: What was the first book you wrote and why did you write it?
Harry: My first book is titled, “Tilapia Farming Made Easy”. I am currently working on the revised edition. I wrote that book out of a need to educate people, both aquapreneurs and farmers on what to expect on the venture of Tilapia farming. I was consulted by a company to design and promote a business development plan for a tilapia farming project for them. As a business development consultant, with no prior knowledge of tilapia farming, I had to research extensively on the venture. I visited almost all the farms along the Volta Lake. After a successful project, I decided to turn my research into a manual to help others.
Girdblog: How many books have you authored so far?
Harry: Only six.
Girdblog: Haha! Only six, impressive. Who would you say you write for?
Harry: It depends on the subject matter. But mostly adults; young and old. Students, entrepreneurs, Christians, non-Christians. Everyone; adults, practically.
Girdblog: What is the goal of your writing?
Harry: I write to impact on lives for many generations. I hope that the books I’ve written will bless those who read. I am very passionate about the issues I write on. I want to write more, cos there’re a lot of false knowledge out there.
Girdblog: What is the hardest part about writing?
Harry: The introduction or preface. For me, that’s where everything is contextualized. Once that’s done, the manuscript is ready because, the content just flows naturally.
Girdblog: Who is invited to your book launch and why should they come?
Harry: Everyone is invited. But call me first. We plan for what we expect.
Girdblog: Are you working on any new writing projects?
Harry: Yes, currently three. I am revising “Tilapia farming Made Easy” and starting two new manuscripts. I hope to complete them before February ends. My target book production period is 100 hours. No excuse whatsoever.
Girdblog: Your “target book production period is 100 hours. No excuse whatsoever.” What does that mean?
Harry: When I start a new book writing project, my target is that, it shouldn’t take me more than 100 hours to finish the first draft.
Girdblog: Wow. That’s quite specific and amazing. Now, taking a favourite quote, line or experience from any of your books what would you say to that ONE person out there who needs that single burst of wisdom/inspiration to achieve her/his goal?
Harry: When you find an excuse, don’t pick it up. It’ll rob you of your full potential, and make you a systemic failure.