This took me twenty years to learn and I’m sharing it in 600 words.

It’s bizarre to say that it took me almost twenty years to fully appreciate the difference between the creative and business worlds. In the business world I’m considered a creative yet I always bristle at that tag. The global definition of ‘creative’  has changed a lot in my lifetime. When I was a teen, creatives […]

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The Road Not Taken

2016 is a very important centenary. It was one hundred years ago that ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost was published. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—     I took the one less traveled by,     And that has made all the difference.” I love that poem but it’s not […]

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“Europe with it’s eyes open or a Europe with it’s eyes closed to mercy?”

My review of U2’s last night in Dublin has just gone live on U2.com. A determination to do more for refugees was my personal takeaway. #refugeeswelcome

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11 Things Learned From Gay Byrne

1. The project is bigger than the individual. 2. Data drives insights. 3. Mistakes provide gold. 4. No is never an acceptable response. 5. Nothing happens in less than five minutes. 6. Everything matters 7. Not letting your colleagues down is crucial. 8. The camera will always find you. 9. Navel gazing is boring. 10.Think […]

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Business lessons from Gay

“The project is bigger than the individual.” Gay Byrne loved routine. When I worked with him he presented a radio show five days a week plus a live TV show every Friday. Routine was crucial. That TV show was The Late Late Show – the most popular TV show in the world, per head of population.  […]

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