Let me introduce myself. I’m Joseph Maximus Browne. You’ll find that my feet are planted in two cultures – the fast-paced American lifestyle of New York City where I live now, and the Caribbean island homeland of my father, where I grew up.
By the age of twelve, I had already visited every parish, district and community in Grenada including the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique under the “Meet the People Tour” programs. There I witnessed firsthand how good families struggled to cope with the costs of living and needed a helping hand.
My father was employed by the Grenadian government as a movie projector technician and public address system technician, and I was fortunate enough to also have been employed by the “Government Broadcasting Unit” to perform the same duties as my father, and I appreciate having worked side by side with my father and learned from him. I’ve also experienced the legal side of life where I was a witness to a crime and had to appear in court. From those formative years, I developed a strong sense of taking the initiative, being a team player and knowing that the rewards of hard work and determination put one ‘ahead of the game.’
I completed my education in the USA. Within three months of my enrolment in school, I was promoted from 7th to 9th grade. After high school, I studied Electrical Engineering for about a year, and during that time I learned something that would change my life – electrical engineering was NOT for me!
Instead, I travelled to broad my horizons even further. As I listened to the people I met, I felt compelled to help them find solutions to the problems they faced. During this time, I discovered that I excelled at not only creating but also actualizing innovative ideas that helped people lead better lives.
I kicked off my first business venture in 1982, and later invented a product called Maximus System/2 in 1995. That same year I competed in a show called Inpex (recognized worldwide) and won Best Innovation in Safety/Security. The following year I was invited to Hungary for the 100th year anniversary for Inventors of Hungary. Two years later I invented another product called Easy to Reach and had a patent pending.
My next innovation was Koowi, which began as a small, home-based business and has grown into a far-reaching service company. I coined the word Koowi, which means quick, by combining parts of two words. The name is now patent and trademarked, and although Koowi was originally associated with heating, the company has diversified.
Since childhood, I have always been passionate about helping people and this desire has been my driving force to be successful in helping people live the life they want and deserve to lead.