Author Archives: chrisjhorn
This column piece was published on 10th August 2016. What does a venture capitalist do? Answer of course: invest in start-ups! But what kind of start-ups and what kind of investments?
This column piece was published on 27th June 2016. Sometimes things do not quite work out as planned. In September 2012, the then Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton announced a €90M microfinance scheme which was expected to … Continue reading
I was asked to write a short commentary on the purchase of LinkedIn by Mircosoft by the Irish Times. This was separate from my usual column, and was published on the 14th June 2016. In a daring move yesterday, Microsoft … Continue reading
I wrote this piece as a perspective on the emergence of Big Data. It was published on 6th June 2016. Francis Beaufort from Navan invented the scale of wind strength now named after him, in 1805. He had been shipwrecked … Continue reading
I wrote this piece when contemplating the interplay between barriers to entry (against competition) and barriers to adoption (by customers and the market). It was published today in the Irish Times. I had spoken on the same topic way … Continue reading
This piece was published in the Irish Times on April 18th last. Do you care which one ? Sometimes, a pizza is just a pizza, isn’t it ? A taxi is just a taxi, as long as it turns up … Continue reading