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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Its just business

There is a level of competition in the Caribbean where we start to understand how people can be manipulated.

FSI have worked for both Cable & Wireless and Digicel as an agency. In fact we worked for Orange too at a point. We have done some interesting stuff.

The level of competition got ridiculous because at some levels people have managed to be convinced that someone competing for a small market is effectively trying to kill them and ruin their lives.

I am ashamed to say it makes the perfect business case for expatriate bosses of local companies. Local people just cannot divorce their personal likes and dislikes from the business need. Hard as it is...the expats simply want to meet their targets and piss off. The locals want to play their own version of Age of Empires and have stories to tell about who they 'funded' or not.

The Caribbean cannot sustain more than two cellphone companies. With America Movil and Carlos Slim (the second richest man in the world) now actively in this region, someone is going to get acquired. And with those aquisitions people you thought were your mortal enemies, may have to become your best friends.

Wise up people...

Thursday, July 03, 2008


I was told that writing a blog shows that I have time to burn. I dont. But its a useful diversion where I have millions of thoughts and sometimes its good to put it down to define the thought.

The interesting thing is what draws people to comment on what is written.

These observations are not any way to discover who I am. They are in a way an easy way to discover what I do think about. Unlike a diarytwhich can hold the sacred thoughts and experiences and give them strength as you get older and can connect the dots, a blog, and this blog, is like talking about what you see when you look out your window.

This is for Anonymous readers, and conspiracy theorists. The essay written about you is the one written by you.