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Changing the world by being ourselves…

August 29, 2016 0 Comments

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself…” Leo Tolstoy Just last Wednesday I delivered a talk to the Tangible Ireland Ambassador Summer School 2016. The subject, as always, was my frustration with hearing “What would you be moving to this feckin country for?” Yesterday the New York Times offered this opinion […]

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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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Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – Pivotal or Peripheral?

July 22, 2015 0 Comments

Peripheral to two capitals that benefit from significant foreign direct investment, policies favouring support of 21st century technologies plus agencies committed to expanding markets, the NI/ROI border region is uniquely placed to focus on just three of these six key pillars. Human Capital, Supports and Culture Our task is to develop these to ensure we can fully participate. […]

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Why Write? “…it is better to speak”

April 5, 2015 0 Comments

Per Audre Lorde It is summed up beautifully by the fact that in an African naming ceremony she took the name Gamba Adisa, which means “Warrior: She Who Makes Her Meaning Known“.  What I leave behind has a life of its own…I’ve said this about poetry; I’ve said it about children. Well, in a sense I’m saying […]

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The Emerald Valley, Three Years On!

March 17, 2014 0 Comments

Then… from “the launch of Emerald-Valley.com”   Where is it? The Emerald-Valley. It is a state of mind as much as it is a geographical region. The M1 corridor from the Lagan to the Liffey, connects Dublin and Belfast. This highway offers three airports and two capital city centres – vibrant for their academic, cultural, […]

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The Elephant in the Room; Digital Initiatives in NI

March 6, 2014 0 Comments

Connected is the way forward. Never before have SME’s and micro businesses had more opportunities. “Cottage industry” now means weaving relationships and delivering content globally. OptimiSE The South East Digital Development programme was launched recently in Banbridge. Their “Road Show” will be travelling the province with dates from March through June. Daryl Conway, SE Digital Champion had […]

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On Communities Growing Professionally…

June 17, 2012 0 Comments

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead People often ask me what BizCamp is. An unconference. What’s that? Quite simply: it’s a labour of love. Congratulations to the BorderBizCamp team; the day was brilliant, every detail was attended to and operations ran […]

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