Month: February 2014

My pitch for Series A Funding  

The Eastern European Immigrant(Jan Koum)  The University Drop-out(Mark Zuckerberg)  Hello everyone. My name is Peter Campbell. I am the Managing Director of Caribbean East Atlantic Company Limited. I run a social initiative centred on immigration and integration.  The inspiration for this article comes from Jan Koum the co-founder of WhatsApp, an immigrant from Eastern Europe who finally made it in Silicon Valley. I am not only inspired by the simplicity of his concept but by the fact that there is a lot more money to be made off more complex concepts which have just as much of a universal bearing on our lives. There are lots of immigrants living on the fringes of city life in the major cities of the world.  There are many more who would give three fingers off their right hand to live on these same fringes. This should not be the case; however we do not live in a “should world.” It should be the case that qualified people from developing countries are shown the way to integrate into mainstream life in the city of their choice. It should be the case that developing countries that have produced such gifted workers be compensated for their contribution to first world countries. It should be the case that unqualified immigrants and future immigrants are shown the way to integrate in shortage growth areas of first world...

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A lesson from Professor John Perkins

Professor John Perkins, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in the United Kingdom. Hello everyone. My name is Peter Campbell. I am the director of a small transnational organization which links the Caribbean to Europe. Our goal is to end the underemployment and unemployment of our youth and professional people in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.  To do this we must expand our vision of where our people can take up employment and how they can be of use to our local economies.  I am a champion of us realigning our education and training institutions towards filling official shortage areas of first world industries.  In doing this I take a page out of the book of Professor John Perkins, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in the United Kingdom who is spearheading a drive to get more British young people into Engineering. Professor Perkins highlighted that it is the job of the community to look at the whole process of educating the youth and inspiring them from an early age to enter a particular profession which is economically viable for them and useful to the nation. I believe that the lessons which he applied to the process of getting British students into Engineering can be applied in Caribbean states to the entire Official UK Shortage List [of occupations.] You the reader...

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The siege of Britain [days of our future past]

King George III (Proposed that China open up more trading posts with English Merchants) The Xenophobic Emperor Qianlong refuses. Hello everyone. My name is Peter Campbell. I am the Managing Director of Caribbean East Atlantic Company Limited. Today I would like to speak to the Commonwealth as a whole about immigration. Many right wing extremists in Britain would have us believe that Britain is under “attack” by foreigners.  Among their arguments are that the nation cannot carry so many extra people. They [Immigrants] are sucking the life blood of the country.  Speaking from the left wing I would like to say that they are right. The empire [Britain] is besieged by smaller nations who grow in strength every day. They start out as tributary states sending wealth, in this case, in the form of skilled people. [I will now predict the future.] They then organized themselves into factions and send delegations to the imperial government. They are rebuffed and in the next half a century gather strength and enforce their demands at gun point on an empire which would have inevitably grown weak and tired. I am surprised that anyone who went to school in Briton and learnt about their own country’s exploits against the Chinese state would not be able to predict this future. The Chinese state started out, at the time, as the culturally more advanced state...

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