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Career Check-Up

March 6, 2015 0 Comments

What is a “Career Check-Up”? Careers are like relationships – the more you value them, the less you take them for granted. Whether you are in your “dream job” or working at something that covers expenses, pay attention! Ask yourself: Are you putting your best foot forward every day?  If not, what would that look […]

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The Irish Language

January 26, 2015 0 Comments

My relationship with the Irish language has evolved over the half dozen years I have been here. It’s doubtful I’ll learn to speak it, I’ve little facility with language, but what I’ve learned about it has certainly informed my understanding of the people of this island. Three people opened the door to that understanding. Carol […]

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Swords into Ploughshares…

January 25, 2015 0 Comments

They shall beat their swords into ploughshares… Isaiah 2:4 This New York City park sits just below my first apartment. I visited it often during the years I lived in Tudor City. The adolescent, protesting child of the Vietnam War era wondered whether those words would come to pass in my lifetime. Here in Northern Ireland, I believe […]

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Overcoming Objections

January 15, 2015 0 Comments

Starting with my own! January 1981, I remember the moment vividly. This was what I didn’t know I didn’t know! I’d relocated and needed work. I took a recruitment job “placing” accountants and then “selling” for a temporary placement agency. “Salesmanship” was a skill I lacked. Utterly. Today I understand it on a deeper and more nuanced level. […]

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Paying it Forward in the Digital Age

January 2, 2015 0 Comments

Never has it been easier! Resolve to be a “Digital Media Mensch“* in 2015. It costs little and you’re out there anyway. A great recipe for money management is saving 10% of what you earn. Some folks with a charitable mindset strive to contribute 10%. Seem steep? Give of yourself, give your time! Even just […]

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Creating Community

December 31, 2014 0 Comments

Neo Ireland is all about growing a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem regionally.  We do that by creating community. We provide a physical and virtual space for curious and interested people who want to experiment with entrepreneurship and social enterprise. We inspire by telling the “good news” stories and letting entrepreneurs lead by example. It’s an incubator and a “launchpad”. […]

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#Tangible14 – Dublin

October 12, 2014 0 Comments

Thank you to our hosts at the Landsdowne Rugby Club and all who participated. Once again, Raymond Sexton gathered an eclectic group of participants, Carol Conway pulled the disparate threads into a tapestry of leadership styles, business opportunities and socially responsible engagement with community. The facility was beautiful! Special thanks to Michael Diskin for the welcoming […]

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Global Ireland, Global Cities

September 10, 2014 0 Comments

Global City! Tangible Ireland’s Dublin meeting October 9th is a special one. It marks the first session of my “senior year”* at Tangible. Four years ago, with the help of Linkedin’s algorithms, I found my way to a meeting at the Dublin Civic Trust. Welcomed by Dan Feahney, an enthusiastic, ex-pat American, I felt comfortable. […]

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Tasks, tools & invention, necessity not required…

August 22, 2014 0 Comments

It’s a poor workman who blames his tools… This adage conjures an image: a Singer sewing machine my frowning, 4’10” Italian grandmother and a judgment that if times got hard my “piece work” earning potential was pitiful. Good that I’m better equipped for 21st Century “piece work”! Probably because the “tools” are more like “toys”. […]

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On Storytelling & Learning to Repair the World

August 7, 2014 0 Comments

A few years ago when a colleague’s grandson was only 6, he came home from school having been taught the biblical story of Joseph. “Daddy, why did his brothers throw Joseph in the pit?” “Because Joseph was his father’s favorite. Jacob didn’t treat the other brothers as nicely.” The wee one went off. A good […]

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