Category Archives: economy

Ethos, Logos and Pathos

This was published in the Irish Times on the 19th January – a view on the progression of advertising. “At the tone, it’s 8PM, B-U-L-O-V-A Bulova Watch Time”. Thus in 1926, the world’s first radio advertisement grabbed attention. Bulova (now … Continue reading

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Technology Review of 2015

Asked to summarise the year by my editor,  I wrote this piece for the Irish Times for the 21st December: How significant a year has 2015 been for the computer industry?

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Irish Innovation Environment: Aspirations vs Reality

This piece ran in the Irish Times on November 2nd last. “The best small country in the world to do business”. Our Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, first asserted his global ambition for Ireland during his general election campaign in early 2011. … Continue reading

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Innovation – what are the missing gaps in Ireland ?

This piece was written after I had chaired the recent Irish Times/InterTrade Ireland Innovation Awards.  It was published on March 2nd 2015. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”   This quote is often attributed to … Continue reading

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New Zealand and Ireland – innovation economies

This little piece went in the Irish Times on Monday 27th January last. I had just been over to Hamilton, New Zealand for my elder son’s wedding (which was just fantastic!). In reading the newspapers over breakfast in the hotel … Continue reading

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Smiley’s People, and the future of the internet

This article,  in the light of the NSA revelations by Edward Snowden,  appeared in the Irish Times on 18th December 2013. The news this week that the US intelligence agencies and the UK’s Government Communications HQ (GCHQ) have being stalking … Continue reading

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The Twitter IPO, bubble fears, and global economic fragility

This article appeared in the Irish Times on November 18th 2013. The European Central Bank has just cut interest rates to a record low, of just 0.25%. Interest rates are similarly depressed, and for some time, in the United States. … Continue reading

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