Discovering how a whole raft of the world’s hottest software companies are using content to drive sales was like walking into a dark room and finding a light switch. Having entered the tech world wondering what someone from a media background had to offer it all became clear. Content is the glue that brings together so […]Read more "Business As Storytelling?"
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. #refugeeswelcomeRead more "“Europe with it’s eyes open or a Europe with it’s eyes closed to mercy?”"
The biggest thrill for me about writing is the cool people you get to spend time with. Thanks to Dublinglobe.com and the US Embassy here in Dublin I recently got to interview Danny Meyer, one of the world’s top restauranteurs. What really impressed me about Danny was his amazing outlook and attitude which I hope […]Read more "Danny Meyer Interview"
My review of U2’s Dublin show last night has just gone live on U2.comRead more "#U2ie The Boys Are Back In Town"
Now that the dust has settled it’s a good time to see who benefited from Web Summit and how. Over the three days (and nights) of Web Summit I kept tabs on a host of companies including Tribal VC, DAQRI, Intercom, NewsWhip, CurrencyFair, Pundit Arena, Videodoc, Bizimply, Soapbox Labs, ChannelSight, Ragsbox, Playertek, Cubic Telecom, Firmwave, […]Read more "Irish at Web Summit Round-Up"
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 […]Read more "11 Things I Learned From Gay Byrne"
A blockchain is a distributed database that can be added to but never taken from. The blocks in the chain are records which detail exactly what changes were made to the database and in what order. Bitcoin is the best-known use of blockchain. The blockchain database structure makes it ideal for sharing or trading sensitive […]Read more "Block Party – Europe’s biggest blockchain hack"
Video interview from the Web Summit with Tim Schumacher who is responsible not only for AdblockPlus but also Ecosia – the home page that plants trees with it’s revenue. Never has one so controversial been so calm. Hated by many advertisers and considered a visionary by many, Tim represents a movement to curtail bad advertising. […]Read more "Tim Schumacher, Chairman of AdBlockPlus"
Thanks so much to Kieran Hannon, Belkin’s Dublin born CMO, for sharing his time in advance of his homecoming to Dublin for the Web Summit for this piece I wrote for Dublinglobe.comRead more "DublinGlobe.com interview with Kieran Hannon from Belkin"
People from other countries don’t put themselves down and they don’t think it’s funny when we do it. Don’t do it. No one from outside of Ireland and the UK gets the joke. Just stop. Be positive. No one wants to hear your sarky take on why everything’s rubbish. They want optimism, possibility and excitement. To […]Read more "20 simple ways to make the most of the Web Summit #prewebsummit #2"