An Interview with Author Dr. Ganesh Narine

Describe yourself in five words

Philosophical, thoughtful, serious-minded, focused, analytical

What fact about yourself would really surprise people? 

Funny

How do you work through self-doubts and fear? 

Look inward and staying calm

What scares you the most? 

Failure and not making a positive contribution to society

What makes you happiest? 

Being a leader of and an agent for and of positive change

Why do you write? 

I just love encouraging people to do their best at whatever they do.

 Have you always enjoyed writing? 

Yes

What motivates you to write? 

The opportunity to share experiences and to help people to remain safe.

What are you most proud of in your personal life? 

How my wife and I have made ourselves as accomplished and successful professionals. That journey was never an easy one.

What books did you love growing up? 

West Indian Novels especially those by V.S. Naipaul

 What do you hope your obituary will say about you? 

Jeez he is dead

 Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live? 

I am from Trinidad and Tobago and now live in Canada

How did you develop your writing?

My writing developed over a long 40-year career in the electric utility industry

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? 

Marketing

 Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? 

My wife is my rock. Before that it was my mother. My mother was my true foundation. Everything else was with my wife as the real support.

What else do you do, other than write? 

I love driving long distances and visiting places that way.

 What other jobs have you had in your life? 

I am a career (over 40 years) Engineer/Manager/Executive in the electric power industry. I led all major divisions and some of the largest teams in this business leading and managing major and complex projects and mitigating problems.

 If you could study any subject at university what would you pick? 

I have a Ph.D. (Leadership), MPhil (Management), MSc (Engineering), BSc (Engineering).

 If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 

USA

 Tell us about your family? 

My Wife and I are married for nearly 40 years now. She has a PH.D. in Education and works at a University in the Education Faculty. My son is an Electrical Engineer with a decade of working experience in the electric power industry. My daughter-in-law also has a budding career in the same industry. My sister is an MBA graduate from a university in the UK and operated as a manager for an international company in the Caribbean. She is now working in payroll management in Canada.

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? 

Laptop

How much sleep do you need to be your best? .

4 to 5 hours nightly

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you? 

Your inner self will lead your writing

Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?  

This book (Electric Power Industry Accidents: We Can Learn from Them & We Can Prevent Them) contains a detailed discussion on actual workplace accidents in the electric power industry. I explore the reasons for these accidents and compares similar accidents from different places and times. The work involves an exploration of the electric power industry, the people who work there, and the work strategies, plans, and standards. It is a rare compilation of challenging issues that, if not managed, can lead to future accidents, worker injuries, and possibly deaths. I want to prevent workplace accidents and to always keep workers injury free.

If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask? 

My Mother

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax? 

Driving long distances and listening to seventies pop and soul, Trinidad and Tobago local music, and a Bollywood classics

What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?

To learn how to prevent mishaps, always keep safe and injury free

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ganesh-narine-ph-d-77882b103/

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ganesh-Narine

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