Three UCD spin-out companies shortlisted for awards

Three University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out companies are among only 18 companies from across Ireland to have been shortlisted for the 2014 Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. The three companies are APC Ltd, Equilume Ltd and Oxymem Ltd. Now in its fifth year, the awards showcase excellence in innovation across a range of groundbreaking products and services from all sectors and company sizes across the island, North and South. In recent years the overall winners have created innovations as diverse as drug delivery systems and state-of-the art network switching, to anti-allergy pillows and new technologies for cleaning and disinfection. “I am delighted that three UCD spin-out companies, commercialising UCD research outputs,…

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Luke Sample – BookProfits Program – Rockstar Internet Marketer

Luke Sample is the co-founder of BookProfits, (along with Jon Shugart ) a training program and software that helps entrepreneurs leverage part-time book trades for full-time profits.  As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? In what ways does that relate to what you do now? Well if we go WAY back, when I was very young I wanted to be a “garbage man”. They had the coolest job to me which was standing on the back of the truck while it was moving, and tossing in bags. Who doesn’t want to do that? As I grew older I started to take up a deep interest in the…

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Businesses more confident about their own prospects than economy’s – Dublin Chamber

Irish businesses are confident about their own future prospects, but perceptions about the economy as a whole are not as strong, according to the latest Dublin Chamber quarterly study. The survey found that 42pc of companies expect their levels of business to remain stable, while 46pc expect them to increase over the next three months. “Half of businesses are expecting their level of activity to grow next quarter,” said Patrick Coveney , Dublin Chamber president and Greencore CEO. “Yet their confidence dissipates when it comes to the economy more broadly – with less than one in five of businesses more confident about the economy today than they were three months ago. We…

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Who is Tom Dyson?

Who is Tom Dyson

Tom Dyson is the editor of Postcards from the Fringe and Tom’s Portfolio. He’s a former London banker and cash supervisor. In 2018, Tom sold his furniture, handed back the keys to his Florida apartment, and set off on a two-year trip around the world. His Postcards from the Fringe e-letter is a chronicle of life on the roadway with his ex-wife, three kids, and luggage. He’s popular for his contrarian ideas, among them, purchasing bitcoin when it was costing simply $6 in 2011. This was right before it climbed 302,000% as well as his “all in” bet on gold in 2002, right before it ended up being that year’s…

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Colin Powell on How to Be a Successful Leader

Colin Powel

Military leader Colin Powell rose from humble beginnings in New York City’s impoverished South Bronx. Raised by immigrant Jamaican parents, he went to public schools and attended City College of New York (CCNY), where he joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). There he began a military career that ultimately led to his appointment as chainnan of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under mo presidents, George H.W Bush and Bill Clinton. Of course, he became secretary of state. Whether you are a corporate manager, a small-business owner or a PTA president, the “Powell Principles” can help you to achieve excellence. State Your Mission in a Few Words In the military,…

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Paul Reid appointed MD of Pfizer Healthcare Ireland

Paul Reid appointed MD of Pfizer Healthcare

Paul Reid has been appointed as managing director of Pfizer Healthcare Ireland, which is responsible for commercialising medicines in the field of inflammation, oncology, vaccines, haemophilia, pain and infective diseases. Reid has over 18 years of pharmaceutical experience, 12 of these at Pfizer where he has held a number of different roles in sales and marketing, including sales director/head of learning and development and marketing director. Before joining Pfizer, he worked with Aventis Pharma, Nutricia Ireland and Rowa Pharmaceuticals. He has a bachelor of science (management) from Trinity College Dublin and a marketing degree from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). The pharmaceutical industry is facing a number of challenges and…

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Alexander The Great Leadership – Greatest of World Conquerors

Alexander The Great Leadership

Statue of Alexander the Great at Thessaloniki city in Greece Great Conquerors: Alexander the Great Alexander the Great was one of history’s most celebrated conquerors. Born as heir to the Macedonian King, his great ambition led him to take on the high Persian Empire. At its height, Alexander’s empire stretched all the way from modern-day Italy clear to the Himalayas. Alexander The Great Leadership: A Short Biography Alexander was born July 20, 356 BC in Pella, a city in the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedonia. As the son of Philip II, King of Macedon, Alexander was raised as a noble Macedonian youth. Learning to read, play the lyre, ride, fight,…

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Lee Kuan Yew – Leadership Transformed Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew - Leadership Transformed Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew – “The Impossible Can Happen!” Lee Kuan Yew was the first and longest-serving Prime Minister of Singapore. It was his leadership that transformed Singapore from a third world country into a thriving metropolitan city in just three decades. In a press conference, referring to the airline pilot strike of Singapore Air, he said, “I have spent a lifetime building this (referring to the city of Singapore), and as long as I am in charge, no one is going to knock it down.” He was the leader Singapore needed, and it took him a mere 65 minutes to end the strike. A Short Biography of Lee Kuan Yew…

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Dr. Sam Muslin: Balancing Functionality and Aesthetics with Business Growth

As part of our ongoing interview series, we were honored to speak with Dr. Sam Muslin of Face Lift Dentistry in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Muslin is a Doctor of Dental Surgery, was honored to receive the “Master of the Academy of General Dentistry” award, was featured on The Doctors, and developed Face Lift Dentistry®, VENLAY® Restoration and JawTrac® bite correction. But he’s not just a leader in advancing new procedures; to grow his practice Dr. Muslin also had to cultivate his business management skills and shares key lessons with us today. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? In what ways does that relate to what…

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Walter Vera on Cultivating a Corporate Growth Mindset

Walter Vera, Vice President of Metals.com Business and Leadership had the opportunity to interview Walter Vera, VP of Metals.com , one of the fastest growing independent retailers of gold and silver. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? In what ways does that relate to what you do now? Growing up I knew I wanted to do something that I could be proud of and that my family could be proud of. When we’re young we bounce around from ideal job to ideal job because we like to follow what we see. I always had a genuine desire to be a leader while at the…

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