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If you know my personal history, you’ll know that Scott McNealy was gracious enough to invest in IONA when we were still a young start-up. I wrote this when reflecting on his kind and wise words to me and on … Continue reading
I wrote this piece for the Irish Times for April 6th last. I had been following Makani with interest for some time, and thought it opportune to write about the opportunities for Ireland. Then, by complete co-incidence a week later, … Continue reading
How “America First” is hurting Silicon Valley, how Silicon Valley is hurting “America First”, and how China has Silicon Valley in a necklock.
I wrote this for the Irish Times which duly published it on February 9th last. The impact of Silicon Valley on blue collar jobs, and of China on Silicon Valley, has not been much discussed to my knowledge in the … Continue reading
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
This was published in the Irish Times on December 15th 2016. “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” The internet reverberates with catchy populism. The more attention that a piece attracts, the more that people promote it to their … Continue reading
The unique advantage to Ireland for start-ups is not Croke Park (colloquially “Croker”). Croker is the Irish national centre for our national sports – GAA football and hurling. Playing there represents the pinnacle of achievement: equivalent perhaps to Wembley … Continue reading