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5 Ways Employees Need to Think Like Investors

roulette wheel

Are you thinking of taking a job in a startup? If so, this post is for you. Every employee in a startup is making an investment, but rarely do they treat it as such. Here’s 5 ways to make a

Posted in Enterprise, Life

Speaking at TEDx

I gave a talk on intellectual property at TEDx at Goodenough College in London in February 2013. I focused on patents, how they have fallen out of step with the modern pace of innovation, and as a result are now

Posted in Enterprise, Life, Press, Tech

4G to Empower Indigenous Digital Industry


Although both our economy and our people are depressed, there was a ray of light in this week’s auction of the part of the radio spectrum necessary for next-generation “4G” mobile networks. Our talented twenty and thirty year olds are

Posted in Enterprise, Ireland, Life, Tech

Make an Impact: Start a Startup

I gave the keynote speech at the Python Ireland Conference on October 14th 2012. I proposed that Dublin is one of the world’s best emerging startup hubs, uniquely situated as the gateway between Europe and America. As programmers, we enjoy

Posted in Enterprise, Ireland, Life, Python, Tech

The Dangers of Excessive Effectiveness

Getting Things Done, monkey edition

My last post, on effectiveness and efficiency via the technology of Transformers, was sufficiently well received that I thought I should offer up a sequel, in way of warning. The flipside of continuously striving for maximum effectiveness at work is

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