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Successful Startups That Defy the Odds

Recently, Mark Zuckerberg gave a powerful speech to this year’s graduating Harvard students. Instead of telling them to find their purpose in life through eureka moments like typical graduation speech, he offered something else : “The idea of a single eureka moment is a lie”. As millennials, Mark believed all […]

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3 Crisis Plans Your Business Needs in 2017

There’s a saying that even the best-laid plans can go awry when least expected. A product recall, false accusations on social media, or a data breach are real threats to a business and its ability to operate. Preparation is key to handling a crisis and handling it well. Following are […]

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Useful Business Skills Outside of the Workplace

While you might question the practical value of some areas of formal education, the day to day usefulness of many business skills cannot be disputed. This is true because success in business is highly dependent of effective communication, and communicating is something you will be called on to do continually […]

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FOCUS – The Key to Success

We all know we need to Focus in order to achieve something special. We know it is the magic ingredient that will determine our success or failure. But what is it? How do we get it and most importantly how do we maintain it to get what we want? Because […]

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Taking a Lesson from

As the world’s largest online retailer, is clearly doing something right. Between their hundreds of thousands of product offerings, e-reader domination, and all around clean image, Amazon has proven itself to be a powerhouse that we could all learn from. With such a behemoth of a company in the […]

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What Drives Employee Engagement?

Many things can make a company successful whether it is good products, efficient customer service, effective and modern technologies or cost effective methods. Yet all of these things become redundant if they are handled by a disengaged workforce. Studies prove that companies with engaged and motivated employees highly outperform those […]

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Is Work-Life Balance Achievable?

I Don’t Know How She Does It?, starring Sarah Jessica Parker was released on September 2011.  I went to see this movie with a group of female friends from different professional backgrounds, all with kids of various ages and different caring commitments.  The debate over coffee following the movie was […]

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Do One Thing a Day That Scares You

Are you sitting comfortably? If you are, then there’s no need to move. Change is a bit like that. We get too comfortable where we are. We have ‘to do’ lists, and many reasons why we either can’t or won’t do them. Typical excuses include: fear of failure; feeling safe, a sense of obligation; being […]

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Climb a mountain!

Last weekend I climbed Croagh Patrick along with two of my brothers and one of our nephews. The mountain stands 2,500 feet high, located outside Westport in Co Mayo. And having climbed it, I have huge admiration for anybody that has climbed such mountains like Kilimanjaro! Croagh Patrick is no […]

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Measuring small business success

Every business measures profits. That is a given. Corporate offices measure everything from social media and inbound links to the efficiency of specific projects. Small businesses aren’t measuring all the aspects of their business that they can and should. Here are 4 things, beyond profit, that all small businesses should […]

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