From January 2021 it’s about what we know even if we don’t know it well.
Last year, I learnt that learning can take place in many different ways (knew that but understand it better now!). When the pandemic hit us in Trinidad & Tobago, my tiny twin island state stepped up and we are here managing and working through, some very tough times. I did not feel afraid of the unknown, but immediately started scenario planning per industry. Reading McKinsey, Harvard, and everything available helped with sensemaking of situation. To keep my mind from dwelling on the crisis I signed up for some online courses with Coursera, and went on my social media platforms to keep updated, share thoughts and listen. Project into the future, to help keep moving in the present, by getting ready, be prepared.
In January, not reinventing the wheel, but sharing insights which resonated over the years. Starting with as recent as a couple months ago. There are many diamonds and riches in your neighborhood, just look closely, and start the conversations. Seek out mentors, coaches, and lessons from folks in business, and teachers of life experiences. It is the opinion of others which help develop greater overall understanding, especially differing views.
Digicel Jamaica hosted a Masterclass series and I signed up, because our virtual and global world makes these things possible! It was exceptional and have to share this with you, because knowledge should be shared and given added value to others – don’t hoard. I’m adding the YouTube link here to the first in the series, Richard Pandhoie, a Jamaican businessman kicked off this discussion and what stuck with me was his take on diversification, being prepared, change, risk management, flexibility, innovation, adaptability, resilience among many other experiences. Success in business requires knowledge which can come in many ways, and this helps with strategy development and planning.
Let’s learn and enjoy the stories and lessons from this series. Dr. Terri-Karelle was an excellent host of these interviews, and really brought out some Caribbean richness in each discussion! Thank You Digicel Jamaica!
Let’s learn together!
**Please note I do not own nor have I been involved in this production, but sharing as a part of online learning.
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