Category Archives: China

Book Review: “Doing business in China”

This is a review of Torrens’ “Doing Business in China” which I recently wrote for the Irish Times…

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Outsourcing to China: the Yin-Yang of building a global business

The post below appeared in last Friday’s Irish Times’ Innovation Magazine.   The editor,  Michael MacAleer,  briefed me a couple of weeks ago that the issue would be focussed on outsourcing to China,  and asked whether I could write an … Continue reading

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The Renaissance of Irish Engineering.

Yesterday I gave the opening keynote of the annual Engineers Ireland conference.   Engineers Ireland was founded in 1835 and so this is our 175th year.   The full text of the speech is below [[and since the original version … Continue reading

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Speech to Fine Gael National Conference 2010

This morning,  I was an invited speaker at the Fine Gael National Conference in Killarney,  at their session on “Getting Ireland Back to Work”.

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A Guide to the Innovation Taskforce Report

I was asked to write a 900 word piece for the Irish Times on the Innovation Taskforce report,  and my article was duly published yesterday.   It was difficult to distil the thinking and analysis of 7 months of intensive … Continue reading

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Shift Happens: Time for Ireland to move on

I used my thinking in this post as the basis for the presentation I gave to the Innovation Taskforce on Monday 14th last.  Concurrently Cliff Taylor of the Sunday Business Post contacted me asking me to do a piece as … Continue reading

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Open Source, China and Microsoft

This was the basis for an invited keynote I was to give at the OS Summit in Hong Kong at the end of this month: but the conference has now been postponed until sometime in 2008.

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Built To Last

There’s an interesting interview with Niall McCullough, architect, yesterday in the Irish Times weekend magazine, about the new version of his book “Dublin: An Urban History” (unfortunately the Irish Times online is only premium paid-for content so I can only … Continue reading

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Software Industries in Ireland and China

Intel confirmed yesterday its 2.5B$ commitment to build Fab68 in Dalian, China Apparently it is the first green field development since 1992 when Intel came to Leixlip Ireland. Dalian is one of China’s greener cities, and set in Liaoning Province … Continue reading

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Irish Science Policy

A couple of weeks ago, I gave a keynote address at a Science Foundation Ireland seminar in UCC. A few people have asked me to post a copy on my blog, so with apologies to those of you uninterested in … Continue reading

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