I. Vicente

Biography

Israel Vicente is a technology entrepreneur and founder of GCS, a successful global IT consulting firm based in New Jersey. He is an avid reader, world traveler, and researcher. In his role as CEO of GCS, Israel has had the opportunity to speak to many people of all income levels throughout the U.S. and abroad, giving him a firsthand perspective of their experiences, successes, and hardships.
In 2013, he decided to dedicate any spare time he could find to becoming a published author. On long- distance flights to visit with customers, he replaced the previously customary glass or two of wine with a pen and a notebook. In 2014, he published two well-received nonfiction books, The Courage to Be Different and Divergent Lives.
Israel has always been interested in politics and how it impacts the lives of people everywhere. The lead-up to the 2016 presidential contest served as inspiration for his third book, For the People – Time to Take Our Country Back! He lives in New Jersey with his wife and children.

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Books

The Courage To Be Different (Second Edition)
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 62,060. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
An amazing story set against the gritty backdrop of the boroughs of New York City, this is a heartbreaking yet inspirational story of how to fight to break free and forge a different future away from the cycle of verbal abuse and violence. Learn how the author reversed the negative effects of his early abusive experiences…ultimately finding The Courage to Be Different.
Divergent Lives
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 51,170. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Divergent Lives is the compelling true story of two brothers whose lives have taken dramatically different turns. After more than 30 years of estrangement, they are suddenly reunited by tragedy when Nelson suffers two strokes and requires brain surgery. Israel visits his brother at the hospital, and seeing Nelson in a coma, is propelled down Memory Lane
The Courage to be Different
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,800. Language: American English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
For those who have grown up in a dysfunctional family, success and happiness are often elusive. Familial patterns are hard to break, and it’s often easier to follow the unhappy ruts laid down by those who went before you than to blaze a brand-new trail. The Courage to Be Different is a heartbreaking yet inspirational account of Israel Vicente’s own dysfunctional childhood—and how he overcame it.

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