Randy Colbert

Principal & Founder, Colbert Development Ltd.
Swan River, Canada

About Randy


I am 41 years old and a C5/C6 quadriplegic from a farm accident in 1991. And although I am paralyzed from the chest down, I am capable of many things from the shoulders up.

I was 24 years old at the time of the accident. The accident slowed me down for awhile but it did not deter me from pursuing my goals in life.

For the last 17 years I have been using the internet as my guide, teacher and window to the world. With economics and accounting as my second language, I pursued knowledge in anything and everything related to it.

I currently sit on the Board(s) of the Valley Lions Recycling and the Lions Medical Assistance Fund in the Swan River Valley of Manitoba, Canada.

I am an active member of the Minitonas and District Lions Club. I have been past President and Club webmaster for several years. I have had to learn to focus my pursuits in life on things I have the ability to do and not dwell on jobs I can no longer do.

I am Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Colbert Development Ltd. 2007(Manitoba, Canada), Colbert World Development (Bank) Corp. 2002(Georgetown, Cayman Islands) and the CFO of Colbert Holdings Ltd. 1994(Manitoba, Canada).

I am creating a Global company that personifies the foundational building blocks for a strong and stable society driven by knowledge.

In regards to my education:

I spent 3.5 years at the University of Manitoba studying economics. I have taken the Canadian Securities Course and been involved with the CGA program.

I am proficient in the use of computers, the internet, stock markets, stock trading, world trade, logistics, planning and execution, finance, accounting, and other business related activities.

I manage my own brokerage accounts and research my own stocks for my investment portfolio(s). I do personal, family and company accounting along with filing their corresponding income taxes.

I worked as a catering manager at the Sheraton Hotel and as a banquet supervisor at the Southwood Supper Club while attending university.

During the summer months I worked for the City of Winnipeg Waterworks and Sanitation Departments. After university, I worked on oil rigs in the “oil patch” of Alberta to taste the waters away from the farm.

And over the course of my life I worked every aspect of our family farm. I “retired” from farming after the accident and gave up my pilots license as well.



Areas of Expertise

Knowledge and Collaboration

An idea worth spreading

1percenters, 1%ers, one percenters are you ONE of them?
Fact: 1 percent of the population owns 95% of the wealth of the world

Why? Because living on 1% of what you earn every year is HARD if you earn "only" (52 weeks x 5 days/week x 8 hours/day x minimum wage ($9.00/hr)) = $18,720.00 x 1% = $187.20 but living on 1% x $1,000,000,000.00 (1 billion) = $10,000,000.00/year is EASY.

The worlds wealth is limited to 100% (no more and no less) at any given time. Who owns what percentage at any given time is determined by how much wealth each of the population owns divided by the accumulated total.

So the only way to move from the "poor" end of the spectrum to the "wealthy" end of the spectrum is to DO IT YOURSELF.

I'm passionate about

The Cardboard Box Theorem in Economics and International trade

Talk to me about

"Imagination is more important than Knowledge", Einstein
"Knowledge enables us to build ANYTHING we can imagine", PK
"The hands of governments don't change the world, the hands of billions do", PK

People don't know I'm good at


My TED story

As I sit in the back of the lecture hall, in front of my computer, I embark on an unforgettable journey into the future by using 2 video screens at the front of the auditorium. I show the people in the room the keys resonating loud and clear all around them in everyday life which for some reason they fail to see.

Comments & conversations

Randy Colbert
Posted over 1 year ago
Which application of drones excites or terrifies you the most?
What took FedEx Freight 5 days to do (ship a 300 lb snow sweeper from Eugene, Oregon to my door step in Swan River, Manitoba) which was fast in the developed world, now imagine doing it in hours with a 'Matternet' of drones in the future anywhere in the world ... http://www.ted.com/talks/andreas_raptopoulos_no_roads_there_s_a_drone_for_that.html?source=facebook#.UpDNpwC-sN9.facebook