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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A manifesto for women entrepreneurs: when did you last give yourself a pat on the back?

A manifesto for women entrepreneurs: when did you last give yourself a pat on the back?

🕔12:52, 1.Feb 2012

I used to be a bit amused when I received briefs for speaking events that began with “Please – don’t be too positive!” I know some people have tried a hard “positive thinking” approach, hammering on that there wasn’t a

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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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