Dr. Basil Springer
Shepherding for Business Success
He was a Management Consulting pioneer (1977) and now leads the charge with the private sector-led Caribbean Business Enterprise Trust Inc. (CBET) to franchise The CBET Shepherding Model™ as a necessary and sufficient strategy for sustainable economic development in small states and emerging nations. He currently promotes the ManoBiz Matrix™ as a Shepherding (Life coaching and Business mentoring) tool for businesses in the making, start-up and existing businesses.
Dr. Springer trained as a mathematician, statistician and operations research scientist in Jamaica, Wales and London, England. He received a Princess Royal Scholarship to pursue undergraduate studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona where he earned a BSc in Mathematics; he earned an MSc in Statistics at the University of College of Wales, Aberystwyth; and received a Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue Doctoral studies and holds a PhD. in Statistics and Operations Research from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. A weekly newspaper columnist with the Barbados Advocate since 1993, Dr. Springer was awarded the Order of Barbados (Gold Crown of Merit) from the Government of Barbados in 2000.