Guest Profile

James Connor

James Connor is the founder and former CEO of The James Group, a brand strategy and full - service advertising agency in New York City, serving midsize business clients nationally. For 12 years, James honed The Perfection of Marketing process and oversaw the creation of over 70 brands, including category leaders GarageTek, Thinkfun, TransparentValue, and WQIS. He is well regarded as a speaker on brand marketing.

Connor is about to embark a silent mediation retreat in the Arizona desert for three years, three months, and three days. To prepare for this, James has had to part with all his worldly possession, including the company he founded.

James meditates daily and in the evening teaches Buddhist philosophy for the Asian Classics Institute, primarily in New York City and the Hamptons.