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Possibilities, Practicalities & Performance

September 6, 2015 0 Comments

I’m pleased to be leading the team running #BizCampAND this Friday, 11. September. The theme of the day is “What it Takes”, and we’re delighted to have 21 speakers confirmed. We’re highlighting the possibilities we can imagine, practical skills we can acquire and how best to poise ourselves for peak performance. Possibilities Seven successful local entrepreneurs will share […]

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Ireland 2.0 – America, try ‘Ctrl, Alt, Delete’

March 17, 2015 1 Comment

Many of you post these images regularly – from the safety of your American homes. Please rethink them. I used to live there – now Ireland is my home. It has been since November 2008. It is not always safe here on the border. Our world is different than yours. I live and work between […]

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Global Ireland

March 13, 2015 0 Comments

Generations have left the island of Ireland to find opportunities around the world. We hear often of the “Global Irish“, estimated at near 70 million. That is just part of the story. Global Ireland is far bigger than that. America boasts 22 Presidents with “Irish Roots”, but on closer inspection we find 13 of them actually hailed […]

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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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Acting “As If”

January 23, 2015 0 Comments

I was delighted to read a recent blog post by “The Brazen Careerist” on “6 Ways to Build a Personal Brand and Get Hired for Your Dream Job”.  His advice in a nutshell: Act as if you have it right now- Think of yourself as a company Dress for the job you want Build an online […]

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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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Happy Celebration of Light!

December 25, 2014 0 Comments

The solstice has passed, we’ve had our shortest day, and I look forward to longer daylight hours. Clearly our cultural and religious traditions support that desire. In a 2010 post “Happy Chanukah, Ireland”, I reflected on the tradition of remembering the re-dedication of the temple defiled by the Greeks. “The miracle celebrated is one of faith and […]

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