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Work Permits and the Knowledge Economy

The “knowledge economy” is a powerful vision of Ireland’s future, one that sidesteps the disadvantage of being a nondescript mid-Atlantic island with a pitiful domestic market, while playing to our Anglo-American cultural strengths. Unfortunately, our so-called knowledge economy depends on

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Interview at Architalks#7

I gave a quick interview at Archipelago’s Archietalk#7 at the Sugar Club on Tuesday 7th. Despite two pints of guinness I managed to be more or less coherent about the “Startup Spring” in Dublin.

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Incubate or Accelerate?

Zip LIne

I once found myself standing upon a small wooden platform at a great height above the ground, willing myself to trust the harness I was attached to, and step into the void. I was attempting  the zip line on an

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The Startup Cooperative

In my last post I talked about our new approach to developing startup ideas: doing lots of them in parallel. It was my most visited article to date, and the feedback was that many entrepreneurs are already doing the same

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The Parallel Entrepreneur

My first shot at business was early in college, making simple websites for small companies. It was the first step on a career of company creation. Many years later I’m proud of never having had a real job, and prouder

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