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The 4th Industrial Revolution: Avoiding Vanity Innovations

When I grew up, AI stood for artificial insemination. Something to do with cows. No more. Now Artificial Intelligence is slowly moving across a continuum from assistive to augmented towards autonomous. So, please enjoy the fact that this blog has been … Continue reading

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Eureka: Employment Opportunities in the West of Ireland

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Too Much Invested to Quit: Knowing when to Walk Away

There’s a pet hate D.I.Y. job in everyone’s life. Mine is painting. Usually I end up with more paint on the floor and myself than on the walls. I know that the secret to good painting is preparation. Sanding down. … Continue reading

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Want to Overhaul your Strategy? Then, avoid the Ballymun Syndrome

99% of the time, I tend to see the glass as three-quarters-full. But, now and again, a trickle of cynicism breaks through the positive veneer. That kernel of cynicism was on high alert during a recent assignment… Strategic Planning: I’d … Continue reading

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Shoot the BPO’S (Business Prevention Officers) and Grow your Business

The concept of Organization Learning has been around since God was a boy. In the 1960’s, Chrys Argryis wrote about single and double loop learning. Single loop learning is where an organization experiences a problem, diagnoses this and finds a … Continue reading

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Are you confusing Initiatives with Progress?

I have given up asking people “are you busy” because the response is an automatic yes. Now, I just take it for granted that everyone is busy or feels that they are busy. That’s grand. But the deeper and more … Continue reading

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The Next Chapter: Are You Ready for It?

It all happened a couple of years ago and the memory lingers on. Not in a good way. Toronto Job: I was interviewing for a job in Toronto, HR manager for Canada in a pharmaceutical company. All the questions were anticipated … Continue reading

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