Saturday, 7 December 2013

I'm in Mauritius - working!

This is a beautiful place, of course.  But when we look at such island paradises, we sometimes forget they too have to build an economy to look after their citizens.  Of course, tourism is a major focus of economic activity but it isn't enough.  They need other sectors to be productive and contribute to the economy.  This means they also need the infrastructure and support services that other nations have to ensure high productivity.

They also need the entrepreneurial spirit that builds new businesses and makes them grow.

Mauritius has to build the infrastructure and the climate in which small businesses can start and prosper.  the government - and support agencies - have to get the right balance between support - and freedom ... minimising regulation, bureaucracy and 'interference' while offering positive support.

I am  trying to help Mauritius build this shared vision of a highly productive, highly entrepreneurial  nation - working with the excellent staff of the National Productivity & Competitiveness Council.  My discussions here on this my second visit give me confidence for the future ... but I know there will be plenty of slips along the way to a brighter future.  It is the vision that will keep the plans on track - and the collective efforts of lots of people who share, and believe in, that vision.

I am hoping that in subsequent visits, I see the seeds we have planted starting to sprout and grow ... and that Mauritius has a future as bright as its sunshine.

1 comment:

Vimi Goorah said...

Hi John,
Thanks for motivating us to always do better by simplifying tools and concepts. We shall do our best to meet your expectations