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Tag: Diaspora

Leadership, Tangible style

May 3, 2016 0 Comments

“Do as I say, not as I do!” …or not! When Tangible Ireland began in 2009, we were experiencing a lot of that kind of leadership in Ireland. Founder, Raymond Sexton believed that an emphasis on the positive was required. • What was going well? • Who were the people driving the success stories? • Did […]

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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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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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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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Dynamism, Entrepreneurship & Engineering an Ecosystem

July 26, 2014 0 Comments

A layman’s read of a recent Brookings Institute study on “Declining Business Dynamism” in the United States” has left me feeling more positive than ever about an entrepreneurial ecosystem on the Louth/Monaghan/Down/Armagh border. Our self-styled Emerald Valley. Business dynamism is the process by which firms continually are born, fail, expand, and contract, as some jobs are created, […]

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Diaspora Matters; Charlie and the Global Irish

March 1, 2014 0 Comments

“Whoever saves one life saves a world entire.” What need has a wee Irish boy of the global Irish diaspora? Hi everyone, I am Charlie’s mum and I just want to thank you all for what you are doing. Charlie is a great wee man with a huge zest for life, he really has a […]

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Cross Border Development Zone, Business led!

July 11, 2012 0 Comments

Brian Morgan raised the question in a Border Counties Forum on Linkedin: Can Local Authorities really lead the development of a Cross Border Development Zone?  http://goo.gl/Fu2d0 The success of BorderBizCamp proved: good things happen when 15 business folk conspire and drive the engine of government agencies. This can happen on a as wide and broad […]

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On…a New Year’s Revolution

January 9, 2012 1 Comment

Tangible Ireland’s  first of 2012’s eight Leadership Seminars focused our attention on a shared vision for the island of Ireland: “proud, peaceful & prosperous”.  Ray Sexton said we were “Plotting the Evolution” in Howth; “Revolution” was the slip of an eight year old!  We’ve elevated it to our 2012 mission. As usual, in venues from Dublin […]

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