Daily Archives: 06/19/2013

Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! – Ernesto Sirolli – video

Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! – Ernesto Sirolli

Published on Jun 19, 2013 – TED Talk

When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you’re trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur.

Growing Up Black In China – video

Growing Up Black In China

Uploaded on Mar 29, 2010   Growing Up Black In China – A CNN story about a young girl named Lou Jing who was born with an African-American father and a Chinese mother. She currently lives in China and deals with the stereotypes and racism that follows her.

The real problem of GuySuCo – Tony Vieira letter

The real problem of GuySuCo is that management and the board  don’t know where to start to identify the problems or what they have to do to rectify them – Tony Vieira Letter

Dear Editor, —     Stabroek News: June 19, 2013 · · COMMENTS   

My father Mr. Joseph Vieira had 4 British patents when he was 34 years old; they were all for the design of implements for our sugar industry, specifically for tools to do land preparation in our cane fields. For this achievement he was asked to join the Board of Directors of Bookers in 1952 as the Director of Mechanical Coordination, a position he held until 1992, when he was removed since he was not a PPP supporter. Even then at age 74 he was still inventing new ways to prepare the sugar-cane fields using big articulated John Deer tractors with 8 wheels rather than the more costly and slower caterpillar tractors.

My father retired from Houston Estate in 1978 at age 60; he said that he was going to enjoy his retirement and relax. At the time Houston, a sugar estate of around 1600 planted acres, was producing around 4500-4800 tons of sugar a year, 1e  a yield of around 3 tons sugar per acre. Even though small it was producing nearly 25-30 per cent of LBI’s sugar, even though it was much bigger.   Continue reading