Walt Disney – Masterful Innovator Through Immagination

Walt Disney Bio, Leadership, and Quotes Walt Disney was the co-founder of Walt Disney Productions, one of the most influential motion picture production companies in the world. He was also the creator of the world-famous Disneyland, which attracts over 15 million visitors a year. A Short Biography Born on December 5th, 1901, Walt Disney was the fourth son of Elias and Flora Disney. He developed a love for drawing at a very young age when he was paid to draw a neighbor’s horse. In high school, he was the cartoonist for the school newspaper. He dropped out of high school at 16 and joined the Army where he was an…

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Jon Shugart – CEO of BookProfits Program

Jon Shugart-CEO of Book Profits

Whether it was through marketing automation or the use of big data, Jon Shugart of BookProfits (along with his partner, Luke Sample ) has tackled problems that very few others have gone after solving. However, that is what gets him excited the most, and the more difficult the challenge, the more ready he is to jump in with both feet and get to work to solve it. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? In what ways does that relate to what you do now? I have always gravitated towards solving problems, even when I was young. Math was my favorite subject and I always felt I would be…

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Ireland remains one of the least trusting countries globally – Edelman

The 2015 Edelman Trust Barometer has placed Ireland second from the bottom in a league table measuring levels of trust in 27 countries. Overall levels of trust in Ireland has fallen 2 points to 37pc during the past 12 months. The barometer finds that NGOs in Ireland remain the most trusted institution despite a significant fall of 10 points to 48pc. And business is the second most trusted institution in Ireland, despite a further three point decline to 38pc. Trust in media is down another three points to 34pc and has now fallen 11 points since 2013. Of the 27 countries surveyed only Japan (31pc) and Turkey (20pc) have lower…

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European Movement Ireland marks 60th birthday

Sixty years ago this week 100 people gathered in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel to establish the Irish Council of the European Movement. As the oldest organisation dealing with European affairs in Ireland over the course of the past 60 years the mission and vision of European Movement Ireland has developed and evolved. Its original objective of advocating for Irish membership of the European Economic Communities (EEC), as the EU was then known, has shifted since 1973 to encompass and reflect the changing priorities of Ireland’s relationship with the EU. In recent years, as this country has experienced seismic economic shifts, European matters have come to the forefront of the Irish national media…

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What Makes a Leader? Daniel Goldman

Daniel Goleman

What Makes a Leader? Daniel Goleman Books, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman , one of the world’s leading experts on emotional and social intelligence. As he publishes his latest collection of articles, he speaks to Ann O’Dea about many topics, including leadership in London . Widely acknowledged as the man who brought the concept of emotional intelligence to the masses. Through his 1996 bestseller Emotional Intelligence – Why it can matter more than IQ, Daniel Goleman has just published Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence.  The book collects together in one volume his ‘must-read’ articles from the Harvard Business Review and key excerpts from his books. Goleman elaborates on his…

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Tesco first retailer to donate all surplus food to charity using Foodcloud app

Tesco first retailer to donate all surplus food to charity using Foodcloud app Co-founders Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien Foodcloud and Christine Heffernan, corporate affairs director, Tesco Ireland Tesco Ireland and social enterprise Foodcloud have announced a partnership that means all surplus food from Tesco’s 146 stores will be redistributed to charities and community groups through the use of Foodcloud’s app. Two young social entrepreneurs, Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien set up Foodcloud in 2012 to connect businesses with surplus food with community groups and charities. The venture has graduated from Trinity College Dublin’s Launchbox, NDRC’s start-up accelerator programme Launchpad and is a winners of the Arthur Guinness Projects. It ran a pilot programme…

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Global stars to descend on Dublin to discuss women in tech

Global stars to descend on Dublin to discuss women in tech

Some of the most successful women in tech will be in Dublin next Monday, 30 June to attend the Female Founders Forum, organised by Silicon Republic. The event will take place from 2pm to 5pm at the Guinness Storehouse, St James’s Gate Brewery, Dublin 8 and it will focus on the future of investment in female-led high potential start-ups in Ireland. After the forum, a special reception celebrating 100 top women in Stem (science, technology, engineering and maths) will take place at the Storehouse. “The role of women in the tech sector is a huge issue globally. International research shows women-led tech companies are more successful than those led by…

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Irish start-up Pharmapod is European winner of The Global Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

NDRC LaunchPad alumnus and Irish start-up Pharmapod was announced today as the European winner of The Global Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, an international business plan competition that identifies, supports and encourages projects by women entrepreneurs. Last June Pharmapod and its founder Leonora O’Brien was selected as one of the 18 Cartier finalists from over 1,200 applicants worldwide. This week she was invited to France for the final round of competition, which included submitting a detailed business plan and presenting her project in front of the jury. One winner was chosen from each of six regions worldwide with Pharmapod selected as the ‘Laureate for Europe’. The company will now receive a…

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Trust in government plummets – Edelman Trust Barometer

Trust in government in Ireland has fallen by 11 points over the last 12 months according to the 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer, which also reveals that trust levels in NGOs, business and media is down over the last yar. The Trust Index, the average trust across the four institutions of business, government, NGOs and media, showed a seven point drop for Ireland to 39 points. This places Ireland as the third least trusting country of 27 surveyed. Government is the least trusted of the four institutions with only 21pc of people saying that they trust government to do what is right. This is the lowest level of trust recorded for…

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The Doyle Collection appoints CFO

Kieran Doohan

Kieran Doohan has been appointed chief financial officer at the The Doyle Collection. Doohan joins the company from Ballymore Group, where he was group financial controller and head of finance (Ireland). Previously, he held the position of financial controller (international division) at Mercury Engineering, between 2003 and 2007. He began his career in KPMG in 1996 and held a number of management positions in the firm’s Dublin and Sydney offices between 1996 and 2002. A fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, he holds a bachelor of commerce (BComm) and master’s of accounting (MAcc) from UCD, and a graduate diploma in the management and application of IT in accounting from DCU. Grainne…

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