CMP042 - Don't get Mad get Strategic with Dr. Keith Nurse - Academic Entrepreneur; Trade and Innovation Policy Analyst


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image Our special guest and Caribbean mentor is an academic entrepreneur and trade and innovation policy analyst. Throughout his career he has used his skills and training in international relations, economic development and creative entrepreneurship to promote the interests of various organizations at home where he is an expert member of the Economic Development Advisory Board of Trinidad and Tobago; regionally, where he is the Chair of Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution and former Executive Director of the UWI Consulting Inc. at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica; and internationally where he serves as an expert and member of the executive bureau for the UN Committee for Development Policy that reports to ECOSOC. He has also served on advisory boards for organizations like the UNESCO, WTO, OECD, ACP, OAS, Tallinn University, Estonia and the Carnegie Council for International Affairs and Ethics. At present he is a Senior Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies, UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados and the World Trade Organization Chair at The University of the West Indies. Ladies and gentlemen let’s meet Dr. Keith Nurse

Show Notes

Keith's History

​Career Path

  • Left Secondary school with four (4) O'Levels passes
  • Worked at a bank for three(3) years
  • Saved towards paying for university
  • Became a student politician
  • Came back to Trinidad but couldn't get a job
  • Worked part-time and continued post-graduate studies
  • Became a Lecturer in International Relations

Mentality and Tips for Success

  • Endevour to make yourself obsolete by ensuring you pass on your knowledge
  • Focus on shared responsibility and mutual empowerment
  • There are no failures; it's a platform for learning and strengthening
  • Don't get mad...get Strategic by analyzing your options
  • Never only have ONE option

Dr. Nurse's work

  • Researches the Creative Economy
  • The Caribbean Diaspora
  • Innovation Governance

Super Over Answers

Favourite Song: King Liar by Lord Nelson

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