Category Archives: Enterpreneurship

Ireland’s drone opportunity

This was published in the Irish Times on the 31st August 2016. “Life is too short for traffic”. Poorly set traffic lights, few encouragements to keep traffic flowing, hardly any red light camera enforcements, and sheer volume of traffic all … Continue reading

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Secret Sauce and Tasty Temptation

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

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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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White knuckle aviation

This article was published by the Irish Times on 1st September last – 100 years after the first successful military aviation mission. “No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris…[because] no known motor can run at the requisite … Continue reading

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“Hands-free” smart phones – and cars also

I wrote this piece for the 10th March edition of the Irish Times.   My editor,  Michael McAleer, is both innovation and motoring editor,  and had just returned from the Geneva Motor Show,  which got me thinking 🙂 Smart phone apps abound … Continue reading

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