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10 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 21: Escaping Protectionism
Following on from our episode entitled Has Protectionism Failed Us? we discuss how creativity and modern day innovations are rewriting the script in the commercial world, allowing those who explore to escape the shackles of protectionism. Let's get on the supply side of the economy. Here’s how.Visit our website for show notes and to join the discussion on this episode. Connect with us on LinkedIn HERE.
17 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 20: Medical logistics can transform healthcare in the Caribbean. Here's how.
You might not have realized how harnessing the power of logistics can transform your own medical practice and by extension, the healthcare industry in the Caribbean on a whole. In this episode, RDL's Medical Logistics Solutionist Dr. Cherise Vanderpool joins our host and Logistics Director Collis Williams in discussing how Caribbean medical practitioners can use logistics as a tool to drive the cost of patient care down, while at the same time elevating their patient experience and propelling their practices forward.Visit our website for show notes and to join the discussion on this episode. Connect with us on LinkedIn HERE.
12 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 19: Has Protectionism Failed Us?
Our host Collis Williams invites you to join the debate; protectionism or free trade? He also challenges you to consider whether protectionism is in the interest of the people of the Caribbean or is it instead in the interest of a select few? Further, is protectionism a function of it being more politically expedient to protect capital rather than to protect the people?Visit our website for show notes and to join the discussion on this episode. Connect with us on LinkedIn HERE.
16 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 18: The Devil In Demurrage
It’s a fact—demurrage plagues us in the Caribbean. And we can’t help but notice how it has made a shift from penalty to profiteering.Following on from our recently published article ‘On Demurrage: Developing A Level of Reasonableness', our host Collis Williams, gives his thoughts on the plague that is demurrage. Can we find a cure for this crippling malady in the near future? Visit our website for show notes and to join the discussion on this episode. Connect with us on LinkedIn HERE.
47 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 17: A 1:1 Conversation About Reviving The Manufacturing Sector In Barbados & The Wider CARICOM Region
Listen in with host Collis Williams and former Technical Advisor to the CARICOM Secretariat’s Office of Trade Negotiations, Joel Richards, on how we can revitalize manufacturing in Barbados and the wider CARICOM region.Should we be looking at the core concept of manufacturing through a wider lens? Should we focus more on mass customization rather than mass production? Do we have the capacity to be a competitive manufacturing base on the world market? We tackle these critical questions and more, as we discuss some of the strategies that can be employed to ensure manufacturing in the Caribbean both survives and thrives.Visit our website for show notes and to join the discussion on this episode. Connect with us on LinkedIn HERE.
28 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 16: Why The Caribbean May Be Looking At E-Commerce Trade Incorrectly
E-commerce consultant Roger Barrow deconstructs the current Caribbean e-commerce environment, offering insight into the history of the global e-commerce market and how it has limited our capacity to participate. We delve into how we can circumvent these limitations and outline specific ways that Caribbean people can swim with the current e-commerce tide instead of against it—one such method is by shifting our focus towards the service element of e-commerce trade instead of on the physical goods aspect.Visit our website for show notes and to join the discussion on this episode. Connect with us on LinkedIn HERE.
23 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 15: Our Educational System Will Not Sustain Our Economic Future—And Here's Why
This episode's discussion features Benjamin Niles, Chairman of the Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVBT), and centres on education. Our host Collis Williams purports that we the people of the Caribbean are not harnessing the power of logistics as we should; a problem that is clearly rooted in the way in which we were educated. Niles argues that we were taught to retain and regurgitate instead of the power of creative thought. The two agree that in the Caribbean, education as we know it must desperately be reinterpreted, and offer a few suggestions on how we can go about this behemoth of a task.Visit our website to join the discussion on this episode.
31 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 14: Tapping Into Barbados' Billion-Dollar Energy Sector
Over the next 10 years, Barbadians will spend around 20 billion dollars on energy. With a current target of achieving 100% renewable energy usage by 2030, the government of Barbados has created a number of renewable energy and energy efficiency fiscal incentives that are hoped to open up the country's billion-dollar energy sector to a diversity of local entrepreneurs, and in turn assist in building the local capacity to supply the demand for renewable energy.In this episode we speak to William Hinds BJH, SCM, Chief Energy Conservation Officer in the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources. We discuss the opportunities that exist in the emerging renewable energy sector for both individuals and companies as well as the change his ministry plans to bring to Barbados in the coming years.Visit our website to join the discussion on this episode.
18 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 13: A Spotlight on Entrepreneurship
We open the year 2019 with a discussion on entrepreneurship featuring the General Manager of the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT), Cardell Fergusson. Do we have a true understanding of what entrepreneurship really is? Are we confusing entrepreneurship with self-employment? Will a failure to understand this difference be to our detriment in the long run, especially as there is a current drive to herd retrenched workers into the direction of entrepreneurship?We tackle these questions and touch on other critical discussion points including:The opportunity that lies in the change in the way the world currently does business.How the BYBT embraces this change.Creating the allure for entrepreneurs to use digital platforms to advance their businesses.Changing the way the entrepreneur views failure.The value of telling our stories.Visit our website to join the discussion on this episode.
34 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 12: Educate, Cultivate, Facilitate, Then Watch Them Dominate
In this episode, our host Collis Williams engages in a very passionate and high energy discussion with Belizean Egbert Irving, Program Manager at the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business & Management. Egbert's role puts him in a position where he has access to the fertile minds of young people from across the region and as such, he is considered to be a critical person in the strategy for safeguarding the sustainability of our Caribbean people. As a moulder of minds, Collis charges Egbert with repositioning the mindset of our youth to help them understand not only how important it is to get in line as an entrepreneur, but also to be part of the agitation to facilitate the mastery of their own destiny. There is also a strong appeal to our youth to push their way through the contagion of old staid ideas that currently remain intact and ultimately hamper their progress.Other critical points discussed include the fact that:Jobs as we have traditionally known them, no longer exist.The concept of a salary has to become less current.We must think differently about earning a living and what we need to do to contribute to the economic growth of our countries.We need to enfranchise and incentivise our people to take the mantle up and engage in entrepreneurship as their route to being masters of their own destinies.Social goods can stagnate room for our young entrepreneurs to blossom.There is a need to banish our seemingly innate fear to take a chance on ourselves and our talents as well as remedy the inherent level of mendicancy that fails to protect our small entrepreneurs.Visit our website at https://www.rdleagle.com/podcast/ for show notes and to join the discussion on this episode.
34 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 11: How Financial Technology Will Facilitate The Caribbean E-commerce Entrepreneur
If there's one thing the vast majority of Caribbean entrepreneurs attempting to take hold of the rapidly growing e-commerce market can agree on, it's this: accepting internet payments is often a challenge and more often than not the available options are exceedingly limited and loaded with service fees.We understand that it's not just the logistics of getting products to the international customer that poses a problem for Caribbean entrepreneurs but also the financial logistics of trading with that same international customer base. That's why in this episode we feature financial technology (FinTech) professional Rasheed J Griffith who helps us to understand these challenges and sheds light on ways that we can go about fixing them. You'll walk away with an understanding of:The specific structural dilemma facing the Caribbean as it pertains to internet paymentsHow we can get past this structural dilemmaWhy in today's world cash is no longer kingHow we can potentially reduce our perceived financial structural risk using preexisting infrastructureVisit our website at https://www.rdleagle.com/podcast/ for show notes and to join the discussion on this episode.
26 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 10: The Platform Must Be Immediately Created for the Evolving Caribbean Entrepreneur to Thrive
There is a new wave of young entrepreneurs sprouting within the Caribbean marketplace. These entrepreneurs look outwardly beyond our shores and are well-primed to contribute to the economic growth of our region. When attempting to do so however, they are often barraged with a multitude of logistical challenges, which in turn reduce their ability to compete on the world stage and pose a significant threat to their sustainability. In this episode we hear from Jannene Inniss, co-owner of the small agro-processing company, Groen Leaf. Jannene knows the challenges faced by Caribbean entrepreneurs all too well and shares some of her personal experiences with us. Together with our host, Jannene pleads for the paradigm shift needed for our region to create the platform that facilitates the evolving entrepreneur as well as allows them to both export their talents to the world and be competitive.Visit our website at https://www.rdleagle.com/podcast/ to join the discussion on this episode.
30 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 9: Innovate or We Will Suffocate!
This episode features Barbadian Building Inspector and Fire Safety Designer, Troy Ward. Troy lends his over 15 years experience in the fire industry to a discussion on the amalgamation of logistics and fire safety design as an innovative means to help the Caribbean to perfect its investment allure, increase competitiveness and create a more diverse pool of skillsets that can potentially be exported to the international market. We also tackle the question: Can we use policy to force our people to innovate?Visit our website at https://www.rdleagle.com/podcast to join the discussion.
27 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 8: The Beauty of Being at a Critical Juncture
The beauty of being at a critical juncture in our region’s history is that it presents a starting point for evolution and change. It is a place where we take steps to alter the way our people perceive business, technology and change. Where we banish protectionism and open up our markets to competition. It is at a critical juncture that we incentivize innovation and eagerly press ahead with the process of creative destruction–a process that sees to it that archaic ideas are eliminated and replaced with new innovations that generate productivity gains. Herein lies the path to economic growth and prosperity.We are at a critical juncture. Are the people of the Caribbean ready for the necessary change, or are we content with romanticizing the past, asks our Then Let’s Fix It! host Collis Williams. Economist and millennial thought leader Simon Naitram presents his point of view.Visit https://www.rdleagle.com/podcast to join the discussion.
19 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 7: Change The Perspective, Demand Your True Value
It's game time. You're two love down and there are ten minutes to go. What will you do? Are you going to score two goals in the ten minutes remaining in the football game or are you going to aim for three? Defenders will opt to score two goals with the aim of drawing the game but in actuality, two goals can't save your team. Strikers on the other hand, will change their strategy and formulate a plan of attack that ensures that they score three goals in order to win the game. In the Caribbean, we need more strikers.In this episode, Leadership Development Professional Marjorie Wharton tackles the resistance to and the inevitability of the change needed to make the evolution from where we presently are in the logistics industry in the Caribbean to where we need to be. We delve into the fact that the necessary change must come from first principles—a change in mindset and the willingness to disrupt the status quo so that the strikers among us can score goals.Visit our website at www.rdleagle.com/podcast to join in on the discussion.
14 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 6: Growth is Everyone's Business
Our host Collis Williams reflects on the lessons learnt from our first five episodes and distils how each fits into Barbados' plan for economic recovery and transformation. Collis argues that in an import-oriented society such as ours, the growth of our economy stands on the shoulders of logistics and we must therefore provide facilities to move cargo, ideas and innovations into and out of Barbados in a way that the region has never seen before. Visit https://www.rdleagle.com/podcast/ to join the discussion.
24 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 5: Caribbean Logistics: Either the e-Way or Waste Away!
This episode features Barbadian information technology industry leader Terry Jones, who delves into the role of technology in moving our logistics industry forward. Terry helps us to understand that while technology is the tool, there must first be a clear and effective vision for the entire industry. He also explains how he believes we can go about formulating this vision. Visit https://www.rdleagle.com/podcast/ to join the discussion.
19 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 4: Logistics as a Catalyst for the Cross-Pollination of Ideas
This episode features Benjamin Niles of Apex Construction Inc. We discuss the critical role that logistics plays in the cross-pollination of ideas and innovations. We also examine how protectionism hampers the development of our human resource and negatively impacts our net productivity in the Caribbean. Visit https://www.rdleagle.com/podcast/ to join the discussion.
13 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 3: Perfecting Our Investment Allure
In this episode, we discuss logistics as a critical tool for moving our Caribbean investment allure from good to great. We also discuss strategies that can be implemented to help us achieve this goal. Visit https://www.rdleagle.com/podcast/ to join in on the discussion.
11 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 2: Taking Charge of Our Logistics Solutions
In this episode, we discuss international logistics and its relation to the sustainability and earning capacity of our people. We also examine the fact that there is no significant home-grown logistics solution in the Caribbean that we can lever on to enhance the sustainability of our people. Visit https://www.rdleagle.com/podcast/ to join the discussion on this episode and propose your solutions to this problem.
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