Category Archives: Irish Times

Tesla and That Earnings Call

I wrote this piece,  which appeared in the Irish Times on May 10th, whilst reflecting on Elon Musk’s outburst on a Tesla earnings call.  Having personally, as the CEO at IONA, hosted numerous Nasdaq earnings calls over many years, I … Continue reading

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Éirloop – just do it

My story on Éirloop, the Irish entry into the 2018 Hyperloop challenge, appeared in the Irish Times on April 19th last. I find the story fascinating, not least because it is initiative from the ground up, rather than being officially … Continue reading

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Irony (Facebook)

The Facebook saga would be unbelievable if were not true. My piece on the irony in all things Facebook was published by the Irish Times on March 29th last. We Irish suspect that Americans just do not get irony. It … Continue reading

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GDPR

This was published on 8th March 2018 by the Irish Times. You may perhaps have become aware of ‘GDPR’. The office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, via business briefings and media advertising, is increasingly highlighting this new EU regulation, … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality is an even larger opportunity than Virtual Reality.

I wrote this article on the potential direction of Augmented Reality, which was then published by the Irish Times on the 8th February last. Sean O’Faolain’s famous quip “There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of using a Celebrity to promote your start-up

My editor,  Michael McAleer,  asked me whether I could put pen to paper on this topic,  after a couple of recent announcements in the Irish media.  I duly published this piece on 18th January last.. Will she, or won’t she? … Continue reading

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Confidence and Performance

Each year, The Irish Times organises an all-Ireland competition for start-ups and established companies to highlight innovation – in products, processes and services.  I have been honoured to be the Chair of the judging panel for quite a few years … Continue reading

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