From Illegal Alien to American Express VP

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Author Rolf Harms takes readers on his journey from struggle to success in his new book.

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I went from being an illegal alien in the U.S., hiding out in plain sight in Brooklyn, to being part of the credit card business, as it developed into a multi-billion-dollar industry that left an indelible impact on our society.

Rolf Harms always dreamed of exploring the world. At just fifteen years old, he began a career at sea. Four years later, he jumped ship in the U.S. and began a life of a struggling illegal alien in Brooklyn, N.Y.

In “Who Am I?: My Story and Philosophies,” Rolf Harms shares his autobiographical story of going from a teenager, trying to survive in an unfamiliar country, to a V.P. with American Express, being paid to travel the world.

“I was a farm boy from Germany,” Harms said, “when I left to seek my fortune. I went from being an illegal alien in the U.S., hiding out in plain sight in Brooklyn, to being part of the credit card business, as it developed into a multi-billion-dollar industry that left an indelible impact on our society.”

In addition to his exceptional personal story and career, Harms also shares his philosophical views he has developed, from his unique perspective and journey.

“The fact is,” Harms said, “we are mentally different, unique from one another, because everything which has influenced our lives has been unique and different from others. We can learn from one another and from sharing our stories.”

“Who Am I?”
By Rolf Harms
ISBN: 978-1-4907-8638-4
Available at Trafford Publishing and Amazon

About the author
Born in Germany, during World War II, Rolf Harms dreamed about exploring the world. At fifteen, he became a seafaring young man, traveling the oceans in pursuit of that dream. At nineteen, he jumped ship in the U.S. and became an illegal alien. He began a career with American Express (AMEX) and was recognized for his abilities. He advanced over time to a V.P. position and his expertise in risk management and fraud prevention allowed him to give seminars to foreign government agencies, including the renowned KGB in the Soviet Union, among others. After 27 years with AMEX and overseas assignments, he opened his own real estate company. For more about Harms or his book, visit: https://www.trafford.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?Book=763671 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5nuRqhnI2k&feature=youtu.be.

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