Tuesday you have Spanish

October 21, 2013


We are racing, in a race, all of us. We first thought it was about getting good grades at school, then at university, then it was getting promoted, then married, and then a house. If at this point you have not decided to get out of the race, you will then turn the race to […]

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Working with your hands

March 6, 2012


It was June 17th and I went to the work site, also known as my home, and I told the lead builder: ‘I have good news and bad news’ I said ‘What is the bad news’ he said, being a good Irish man ‘I will be working here come Monday’ I said, with a wry […]

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A better version of Coke, or no Coke at all?

November 18, 2011


Since the start of this conversation, this (the title) has probably been the most interesting question for me. Is it enough for us to just have a better version of Coke, the less environmentally damaging one, or do we need to evolve to a future where Coke does not exist anymore? I am picking on Coke […]

Posted in: Business, Social, Strategy

Advantages to creating a social business

September 14, 2011


Starting a new business is difficult and that is no different for a social business or social enterprise. However, within the difficulty lies a silver lining of advantages for the social entrepreneur, which can come through better operating costs, labour, and marketing. Socialbusiness.org is one of the leading online publications following social businesses around the […]

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Why this debate matters

April 22, 2011


When ever I think about problems like these, I am reminded of my friend the boiling frog. The theory with the frog is that it cannot sense gradual increases in temperature, and thus if you place it in water and slowly turn up the heat, it will not jump out. This is due to the […]

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Distinguished competencies

February 12, 2011


I came across a recent video of a talk by Daniel Goleman , and found it fascinating. It starts off with a really interesting insight on the correlation of IQ and EQ, they are not correlated! He goes further to suggest that the majority of companies tend to screen a lot on IQ, meaning everyone […]

Posted in: Business, Leadership

Possibility thinking

January 27, 2011


“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Gandhi Language is very powerful, listen to someone like Wade Davis and he will tell you it could be the most powerful part of being […]

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