Category Archives: Irish Times

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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President Zuckerberg

I wrote this as an observation on how effective and how powerful digital advertising has become in micro-targetting individuals and groups with specific well-tested messages.  Consequently it has become a powerful tool for influencing voting,  and Facebook has and is … Continue reading

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Watching Big Brother

I wrote this for the Irish Times as a short reflection on how the State watches us whilst we watch each other.  It was published on 27th April. John de Mol is a Dutch entrepreneur and media tycoon, who has … Continue reading

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