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Overcoming the barriers to success 1: Strategy!

Overcoming the barriers to success 1: Strategy!

🕔16:15, 18.Sep 2012

    I am often asked to speak at business events about what makes businesses successful – and from talking with audiences, I know it’s always the same hurdles that baffle entrepreneurs and seem impossible to overcome. Can you name

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5 things that writing a textbook taught me about creating lasting results

5 things that writing a textbook taught me about creating lasting results

🕔09:03, 5.Sep 2012

  What is your legacy work? Would you be happy to build something that will last? Together with co-authors Trudie Murray and Brian O’Connor, I wrote the Leaving Certificate Economics textbook “Positive Economics”. It was a massive undertaking, but it was

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Business School on €1,20 a day – news as case studies

Business School on €1,20 a day – news as case studies

🕔17:43, 28.Aug 2012

    I was giving a talk in a school one day, to a group of Transition Years. They were considering studying economics. I told them it was the only subject on the Leaving Cert curriculum that you can study

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Do you have any idea why you follow the news?

Do you have any idea why you follow the news?

🕔09:00, 22.Aug 2012

  We have a strange relationship with the news. It depresses us, we know it drains us with its constant forecast of bad, worse, and even worse, but we can’t stop following it. In a way, we are addicted to

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Does your branding pass these three tests?

Does your branding pass these three tests?

🕔04:43, 23.May 2012

    “What sets you apart from the competition?” This question must be one of the oldest clichés in business and yet one which many companies struggle to answer. How can hundreds of thousands of service providers that occupy the

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Are you the biggest obstacle to the growth of your own business?

Are you the biggest obstacle to the growth of your own business?

🕔09:32, 15.Feb 2012

It’s a common small business problem, and a mistake many small business owners make in the beginning. When you first start out in business, you don’t have a lot money, so you bootstrap. The small restaurant owner will be the

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How to feel like a multinational when you’re a one-person business

How to feel like a multinational when you’re a one-person business

🕔20:00, 6.Feb 2012

I started my company in September 2010. In September 2011, over half of the turnover of my company was exports-led. How did I manage to do that in such a short time?! I first went to Malta in January 2011

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An Entrepreneur’s Christmas

An Entrepreneur’s Christmas

🕔21:17, 23.Dec 2011

  It’s been a hectic year for all of us and for the world at large. And now the holidays are approaching fast. Most of us want to focus on our families, on the joy that comes from spending time

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Developing and preserving your personal brand – yes, you have one !

Developing and preserving your personal brand – yes, you have one !

🕔19:29, 1.Dec 2011

    A personal brand is short for: how do people perceive who you are, based on your behaviour, based on what they see? Sometimes people are not aware of the disconnect between how they perceive themselves, how they want

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How to dramatically increase your chances of getting a job in today’s economy

How to dramatically increase your chances of getting a job in today’s economy

🕔16:45, 16.Nov 2011

    As a speaker, I often talk in schools to students in 4th, 5th or 6th year. I often hear adults complaining that teenagers are a tough bunch, they don’t listen to advice, they are immature and unaware of

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