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Just a blessed Jersey guy, excited he's in the Red Zone!


Joe Cervasio has spent more than 35 years in the resort and residential real estate industries as a corporate executive, strategic coach, leadership development expert and entrepreneur. Having begun his career as a commissioned sales person, he moved quickly into operational sales and marketing executive management positions with such companies as Boise Cascade Recreation Communities, Berg Enterprises, The Rank Group of London, Marriott Vacation Club International, and Bluegreen Corporation. His own company, Diversified Global Strategies, has serviced several industries where Cervasio's versatile talents as a talent performance management leader have been applied. An accomplished public speaker, Cervasio’s natural way with words has captivated audiences around the country. Bad News on the Doorstep is his first novel. Except for his years at Cornell University in New York, Joe has never moved from New Jersey, where he lives with his wife, Maria. He presently commutes to Boca Raton, Florida, where he is President of Bluegreen Institute, and Vice President of Talent Performance Management for Bluegreen Corporation Resort Division. There he is dedicated to the acquisition, selection, development, and deployment of the resort industry's finest talent.

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The essence of Bad News on the Doorstep: buddy holly, richie valens, the big bopper, connie francis, dion and the belmonts, don mclean and his reverential anthem "american pie", frankie valli and the four seasons, joe pesci, a frank sinatra, belleville and nutley nj. The ultimate saver of souls: bobbie bonanducci (wherever he may be). Like family: danny and joey vitiello and their loved ones; Sammy Stellatella, nutley '55 and penn state '59; all the guys of the gridiron classic thanksgiving eve belleville-nutley football reunion dinner at tommy apicella's Chandelier; nick delguercio and the rest of the good ol' bellboys of the bhs class of '60; plus eric hatch of bhs '61; Cornell: Eddie Marinaro, all my psi upsilon brothers around the world, the late coach carmen piccone, billy murphy, john sponheimer, pete zogby, all the cornell football association members, director of football operations pete noyes, and the knute rockne of college lacrosse richie moran. The old land business days: bill byrne, dave chapman, ray g., gary greenip, paul kleiber, john langan, and pete watzka. #10 grammar school and the neighborhood: tommie giordano, gerald grancagnuolo, john carney, billy rush, harold baker, and mrs. ellen angus, my 7th and 8th grade teacher. Belleville high school: richie luzzi, joe latore, lenny luongo, john veltri, john senesky (the coach), warren ceres (uncle topper), jim harvey, dave hatch, coach stan scher, coach tommie testa, coach nick petti, and tom dibiasi. Berg enterprises: marty stein, jerry salomone, tony marsella, bill keleher, and the late marv eisenberg. Today's close friends: judge frank zinna, jimmy murray, barry schaefer and their families. Marriott: dr. michael kormanicki, al lindner, vernon pride, steve burks, craig robbins, paul novick, jimmy fusaro, brian miller, dom albanese, and my friends in orlando and santa ana. Ahnert enterprises and rank (outdoor world): al jinks, bruce hagadorn, kurt rawding, doug richie, bob larsen, peter ahnert, dave hager, the late betty king, marty lieberman, tom mclane, and all the outdoor world project directors from those days. Scribes: oswald chambers, paul the apostle, mario puzo, francis ford coppola, philip roth, fannie flagg, pete hammill, cornell's own dr. ken blanchard, bill kennedy of the late newark news all state board and the trenton times. Geniuses of sound: the bee gees, the beach boys, and the one-hit doo wop wonders. movies: the forties (casablanca), the fifties (rebel without a cause), the sixties (the heart is a lonely hunter), the seventies (the godfather), the eighties (la bamba), the nineties (fried green tomatoes), 2000- (... ??? jury still out). a special new friend: editor mike "the big canary" finley. Crafting public opinion: don imus, chuck mccord, lou ruffino, bernard mcguirk, rob bartlett, larry kinney, and the late rev. billy sol hargis of msmbc's imus in the morning; michael savage of savage nation. The center of the world: newark, nicky frannicola, pastor jo-jo, pastor joe arms, and all the other guys from the neighborhood doing the work of the lord, as well as evangelist joyce meyers, chuck colson, and dr. james dobson. Food and friends: bobbie angelo and his pork chop giambotta at his michaelangelo restaurant on bloomfield ave. in newark, the "wellers" at rutt's hut, jimmy cuomo and the chicken savoy at the belmont tavern, and the christmas eve patrons at the schyler diner in lyndhurst. My mission at bluegreen and the bluegreen institute: john maloney, ellen devine, ahmad wardak, marisela sanchez and all my teammates in boca and across the country. Legends: frankie d'angelo and gene barra from belleville's mud bowl team of '57, the late and great mike geltrude and fiore pucci on the nutley side, roger caruso, ronnie sanfillipo, pete brindisi, bob harvey, nj. Real family: my parents rocky and marietta, my in-laws sally and ang corino, the families of my sister donna and joe zarra, my brother alan and marilla cervasio, and maria's brother ang, my "greatest generation" cervasio and corino aunts, uncles, and cousins; my son-in-law kevin mckearney and our beloved persian cat cappucino; ... and last, but the opposite of least, my wife maria and my beautiful daughters corrine and tina. my thanks to all these people and things. what they represent is priceless. i consider them, and so many others like them, blessings from above. and to all my readers who have sent e-mails, cards, and even called, thanks for loving bad news on the doorstep. indeed, the man from galilee has showered me with his grace.