Alexander The Great Leadership – Greatest of World Conquerors

By Michael Haynes | August 8, 2018

Alexander the Great was one of the 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 to the Himalayas. Alexander The Great Leadership: A Short Biography Alexander was born in 356 BC in Pella, a city in the Kingdom of Macedonia. He was the son of Philip II, King of Macedon. Alexander was raised as a noble Macedonian youth. He learned to read, play the lyre, ride, fight, and hunt. As he got older, his father had the famous Aristotle tutor his son as…

Nelson Mandela – Leadership Which Ended Apartheid

By Michael Haynes | July 30, 2018

Nelson Mandela was the first black President of South Africa and was an instrumental figure in ending apartheid. After his term as president, Nelson Mandela went on to become an advocate for social and human rights organizations. A Short Biography Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, a small village in South Africa. He was the first in his family to attend school and it was there that his English teacher gave him the name ‘Nelson.’ His involvement in politics started when the National Party, which supported the apartheid policy of racial segregation, won the elections. Mandela joined the African National Congress party and began actively campaigning against the National Party’s…

Lee Kuan Yew – Leadership Transformed Singapore

By Michael Haynes | July 25, 2018

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…

Simon Smith Keeps Calm – Despite Rammed By Bus

By Michael Haynes | July 20, 2018

When The Bus Catches You It was a quiet Saturday morning in the heart of Redding, just east of Edinburgh in the UK, when Simon Smith, was harshly greeted by the city’s bus. This “greeting” can only be described as a spectacular accident with an incredible ending. Upon review of the CCTV footage from The Purple Turtle, a well-known local bar, one would think Smith would be seriously injured, or worse, killed from the impact. However, as the footage shows, Smith stood up on his own and walked into the local bar to have a pint. To which bar patrons began saying “ Keep Calm and Have a Pint .” Smith, 53, was crossing Gun Street…

Steve Jobs Marketing Strategy (Is Pure Genius)

By Michael Haynes | July 15, 2018

Steve Jobs Marketing Genius When it comes to marketing, there is very little which is actually invented. Just as Mick Jagger of the Stones so poignantly summarized, “There is no future in rock ‘n roll music, it is all only recycled past.” Steve Jobs marketing genius was in seeing the brilliance of Nike, in showcasing star athletes of the 80s such as Michael Jordan, John McEnroe, and Lester Hayes, and slapping their logo next to them. Nike knew the psychology would take over, and take over it did. Jobs’ did the same, but instead of star athletes, he created sexy products and used psychology to build an “elite brand.” He…

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Amgen to buy Pfizer plant – 280 jobs saved

March 11, 2011

In some very good news for the Irish jobs sector, pharma company Amgen has today announced it is to buy Pfizer’s manufacturing facility at Dun Laoghaire. The 37,000-sq-m Pfizer aseptic operations facility employs 280 people and the buyer intends to retain employees and expand the site’s capabilities over time. About 240 employees will transfer to Amgen while another 40 will remain employed by Pfizer as part of the deal. “As we expand internationally, the Dublin site will help us deliver a growing supply of Amgen medicines for patients worldwide,” said Madhu Balachandran, senior vice president, Amgen Manufacturing. “We are impressed with the technical expertise and commitment to excellence demonstrated by…

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€14,000 Pay Cut for Enda Kenny

March 10, 2011

In what is one of his first acts in the top position, Enda Kenny has slashed his own pay by €14,000. The new government has also decided to cut the pay of senior ministers. The Taoiseach’s pay is to be cut from €214,187 to €200,000. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s pay is cut from €197,486 to €184,405. Ministers’ pay has been reduced to €169,275 (from €181,283), while pay for Ministers of State is cut from €139,266 to €130,042. In another cost-cutting measure, Kenny has asked the Garda, the Departments of Justice and Transport, as well as the Office of Public Works, to come up with a plan to reduce the amount spent…

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McConnon ordered to pay back 32m to Zurich

March 4, 2011

Monaghan-based retailer Jim McConnon has been ordered to pay back €32m he borrowed from Zurich to build a shopping centre in Castleblayney. Justice George Birmingham said he could see no basis for absolving McConnon from liability to repay even though he found it bizarre that Zurich handed over the money at such speed. The judge said McConnon was not a gullible borrower and pointed out that he had already invested €10m in the project before Zurich entered the scene. The bank is now allowed take steps to recover their money. Meanwhile, Bank of Ireland has made an agreement with Brian and Mary O’Donnell, a couple who owe the bank €70m.…

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