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The Roadmap

Hello World,

This Sunday, we are super excited to share with you our roadmap to Start A Better World. This outline has been created to communicate how we are building and deploying the world’s first, true, social-good platform. It identifies and defines our multi-phase vision along with the mission milestones and dates for our first phase which seeks to reach the audacious goal to generate and apply $1B in funds towards membership endorsed critical causes. Further, we plan to scale funding by a factor of 10 between phases with the goal to raise $10B in Phase 2 and $100B in Phase 3 at which point all the planned features are available.

As you can see, the potential for social-good is tremendous and it equally facilitates and ensures benefit to all members. The platform has been conceived during one of humanity’s most trying periods and it has been specifically designed to provide the most incentive to all those, that due to CoVID-19, have had their business or employment opportunities impacted including all recent graduates. We believe it can positively impact the lives of ~800K Canadians and ~170M other economically disenfranchised worldwide users. 

To help us Start A Better World, please share this post and sign-up for free at principeum.co.

Thank you,

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The Venture

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Last week I embarked on the quest to launch a new venture with the singular aim to Start A Better World. This audacious vision ultimately seeks to create a self-sustaining online global community that beneficially impacts critical issues in our social and natural environments. At its core, the endeavour will provide users with the crucial means for communication, collaboration and commerce. Yesterday, October 20, 2020, I took the first of many steps and incorporated what will hopefully be a vessel for progress. Today, it is my privilege to introduce to you Principeum. May it be a foundation of principles and a place of new beginnings. 

Next week we start the important work of developing the platform’s first beta release. To achieve the best, we will need input from the best and so I invite you to join our ranks and become one of our first supporters. We need leaders and talented individuals from all walks of life to register. If you’re a true and just citizen of Earth, who is committed to affecting positive change for a brighter future now is the time to act and I call on you to start making a difference today by simply sharing this message and enrolling for free at principeum.co. I know that together we will Start A Better World.

Thank you,

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The Vision

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It seems to me that we can no longer leave the betterment of our society and ecosystems to our governing bodies alone. The task is simply too great and we no longer have the luxury of time. To address this, over the next few weeks I’m modifying my business structure and making preparations to launch a new venture with the singular aim to Start A Better World. This entity’s primary focus is on developing and launching service platforms that foster and empower new digital communities to thrive and drive social and environmental progress. I’m confident that together, we will build a greater future through our collective experience, knowledge and effort. By uniting us online, under one banner, this initiative grants us the vision, voice and vigour to affect positive change.

I know I can’t do this alone and I will without a doubt require much support. As a first step, I’m looking to build a dream team of passionate pioneers that are compelled to make a difference. If you feel you would like to contribute or be part of this initiative I would very much welcome a chat to discover how your experience and wisdom can help shape this vision. I truly believe that together through cooperation and technology we can Start A Better World. 

To be continued…

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The Commitment

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In 2007 I became an entrepreneur with the intent to create a stable and secure future for my new and growing family. It has been a very enlightening 14 years, full of ups and downs. I’m humbled and grateful for all it has provided in both professional and personal growth. The road has not been easy and that’s ok, after all, you can’t forge strong steel without a great deal of pounding and heat. The truth is, hardships endured result in compelling resolve and appreciation for well-being. When considering the lives of others, I’m filled with a sense of fortune, privilege and potential which powers my newfound purpose and commitment to influence positive change through my business endeavours.

I don’t say this to belittle any work my teams and I have accomplished to date with our clients and our communities. I’m very proud of our people and the solutions that both bitQ and the Brockton Collective have provided over the years and I feel honoured to work with so many great leaders and talented individuals. I know that through our knowledge, time and commitment we have already positively impacted many people’s lives. However, I’m certain that we can do more, and I believe there is a way that we can Start A Better World while doing it.

To be continued…

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The Potential

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The past 6 months have been a difficult time for everyone, some more than others, and I’m certain COVID-19, along with everything else that 2020 has thrown at us, has caused many of us to rethink or reassess our way of life. During this time I have contemplated my life’s journey. Through much critical and compassionate introspection of my past and present, I’ve concluded that I have the potential to be and do more in the future. Not only for myself, my family or my neighbour but also for our community, our country and most importantly our planet. My stark realization is that I can no longer sit by and watch our social and natural environments continue to deteriorate.

Please let me be clear, I don’t mean to disparage the many great things that humanity has achieved to date but there are still many greater achievements to be reached by our collective efforts on the path to excellence. I know there are others out there already doing what they can, and I applaud and follow their lead. Their deeds have empowered me to take action and I hope that in turn, I will empower others to realize their capacity to Start A Better World. I believe, those who have the potential to affect positive change should also embrace the duty to do so.

To be continued…

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The Predicament

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Today we find our planet in an increasingly chaotic predicament. We have record-setting droughts and wildfires occurring all over the globe, so many hurricanes this season that we have run out of names, super typhoons and floods becoming the new norm, glaciers melting faster than predicted, volcanoes more active than expected and on top of it all, we now have a global pandemic. These phenomena are naturally occurring and regrettably, our way of life has accelerated their processes so that they occur with higher frequency and severity. Unfortunately, there is very little we can do to affect them in the now.

In contrast, dysfunctional governance, social inequality, economic turmoil, political uprising, war, the energy crisis, pollution, deforestation and fracking are some of the man-made scenarios that contribute to the natural phenomena. Fortunately for us, these scenarios can all be beneficially impacted by our collective efforts. Starting today I’m going to use this and other channels to affect positive change through my thoughts, words and actions. Ultimately, we are all part of a global citizenry and I believe it’s time I begin to do my part and act as such. If we’re all to embrace this attitude could we Start A Better World?

To be continued

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Cloud Mountains

Strait of Georgia, BC, Canada – While taking the ferry to Victoria I saw this and thought “isn’t it funny how clouds can mimic mountains”. In this shot we have a variety of cloud types layered one on top of the other. The mountains beneath pale in contrast to the clouds above them. Captured on a Canon 20D using a 70-300mm lens.

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Ivan

Oakville, ON, Canada – About a week after Hurricane Ivan struck we were blessed with an absolutely unique sky. The clouds were arranged in long sweeping rows. As the sunset, this created a very colourful and vibrant sky. I scrambled to get to a clearing and fire off a few shots. Captured with a Kodak 6490 with a 28mm lens.

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Solitude

Flower Pot Island, ON, Canada – While scouting a location for a photoshoot we came across this serene view on the northern side of the island. This shot evokes a feeling of a quiet lonely place where one can be at peace. Captured with Canon 20D using a 17-40mm lens.

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You looking at me?

Gold Coast, QLD, Australia – While hiking around the Gold Coast, more specifically Surfers Paradise we came across this Bearded Dragon. He seemed to be comfortable with our presence and continued to soak up the sun. When we approached for a closer look, he looked at us as if saying “you looking at me?”, and held his stare and position. Captured on Kodak 6490 with a 28mm lens.