JB Gatling: JB Gatling was the first African American Senior VP, General Counsel for U.S. operations of the world's largest food and nutrition company. He was a board member for the acclaimed California Science Center, and Chairman of The Urban League of Massachusetts. He earned a BS and JD from Northeastern University in Boston. "Precious Things" is JB's second novel that extends the story told in his first published work, "Onset, An American's Voyage Beyond Borders." The books can be enjoyed separately or together.JB believes that lasting change will occur if we continue to attack the twin anvils holding back many young people-idle time and lack of motivation.