LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman Shares CEO Insider Secrets

By Michael Haynes | April 6, 2018

According to Hoffman, the one thing you don’t learn as a student is to leave the beaten path. How do you be the entrepreneur of your own life? This opening to his interview is quite puzzling, especially with Hoffman’s Oxford education. Surely he is well aware the writings of beloved essayist Ralf Waldo Emerson who penned the famous Self Reliance essay . Emerson clearly admonishes the reader to go off the beaten path. Listen to their heart. Owe a debt to no man and become self-reliant so they can be free of their own thought and convictions. He mentioned questioning himself during his younger years of “How can I get into Stanford?” or “How can I get…

Climote enters partnership with Electric Ireland

By Michael Haynes | March 30, 2018

Irish home energy management company Climote has signed a contract with Electric Ireland, estimated to be worth €800,000, that will see the retail arm of ESB, offer Climote technology to its customers. Climote said this is the first of a number of new contracts that is hoping to secure in the coming months and will set it on the way to secure lucrative contracts with energy providers across the UK. The company has developed a remote control device that allows consumers to control their home heating system via their phone or computer. “Based on over 10 years of research and development, the Climote system enables consumers to manage their heating systems and effectively…

Mark Carolan

By Michael Haynes | March 22, 2018

Senior Researcher (R&D;) Appointment Date: 06.01.2015 Company: Espion Business Type: Managing and securing corporate information Position: Senior Researcher (R&D) Espion has appointed Mark Carolan as a senior researcher in its R&D division. According to the company, Carolan is one of Europe’s leading specialists in securing the technology that controls critical infrastructure. He has more than 35 years’ experience in IT security at senior management and board level and has worked for organisations including Rolls Royce, Symantec and is a former managing director of Qualys UK. He has a wealth of expertise in addressing vulnerabilities in industrial systems known as ‘supervisory control and data acquisition’ (SCADA). He has worked on and…

Leadership in London – Opening New Doors

By Michael Haynes | March 15, 2018

The purpose of the London Leaders programme is to demonstrate the power of leadership, collaboration and innovation in tackling the sustainability challenges inherent in global cities such as London. London Leadership Personified By Mark Woodcock of BigFoot Digital According to Mark Woodcock, Managing Director of BigFoot Digital in London, “Community, connectivity, networking and more – everything a business needs to succeed can be found right in London. While London offers plenty of opportunities to grow your business, it’s also brimming with competitors all looking to generate profit.” There is a strong movement in purchasing not just products, but services online locally due to the heavy stress of the traffic congestion…

Steve Jobs Marketing Strategy (Is Pure Genius)

By Michael Haynes | March 8, 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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40.4bn in Irish exports in Q3

October 27, 2010

Good growth in merchandise and services exports brought total Irish exports for the third quarter to €40.4bn, marking a 9.3pc increase on last year. The leap in exports was driven by an aggressive 12.8pc growth in merchandise exports, according to the Exporters Association (IEA) third quarter review. The Association’s chief executive John Whelan said the export effort continues to show Ireland the “way out of the recession”. The review said that merchandise exporters gained from a broadening out of the growth across most of the main international trading markets. Exchange rate competitiveness and continued buoyancy in global trade also assisted the acceleration in export growth. Whelan said the euro exchange…

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Rehn to visit Ireland in November

October 27, 2010

EU Commissioner for economic and monetary affairs Olli Rehn is due to visit Ireland the week after next and will meet with Government, opposition parties and social partners to discuss the four-year economic plan. Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan confirmed that during his trip, Rehn will also assess the Government’s four-year budgetary strategy. It is understood the plan will be published shortly after this happens. Rehn arrives on November 7 and will be carrying out briefings with Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Féin spokespeople. Labour’s Joan Burton said the commissioner’s visit reflected new policy the European Commission. “Obviously as we’re now only about six weeks out to budget day, Commissioner…

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Betfair shares soar on IPO

October 22, 2010

An ex-professional gambler and former City trader are set to make at least £211m from an initial public offering (IPO) of their 10-year-old company Betfair. On its stock market debut Betfair was valued at £1.4bn. Andrew Black and Edward Wray founded the online bookmakers and both sold around a million shares in the flotation, worth between £14 million and £17 million. They still own more than 20pc of the business. Shares in Betfair were quoted at 1,542 pence at midday, a premium of close to 19pc on the IPO price. The group is licensed to operate in the UK, Australia, Malta, Italy, Austria and Germany, claiming to be the biggest…

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