Bob Ross

Debt, Experience and Happy Accidents

With two failed enterprises and debts to pay off, Jochen Lillich tried a period of corporate respectability. Much of it was good, but the entrepreneurial urge was tough to bury. Now working on his third, and ultimately successful, business, Lillich is philosophical about the path he found himself on. Quoting the famous, American pop painter,…

The Summit in Dublin

Summit Colossus Selling Out Hotels Already

A funny email arrived today. It was funny peculiar and funny ha ha — not just funny peculiar or just funny ha ha. It came from Paddy Cosgrave (@paddycosgrave), CEO of the The Summit, and was a reminder of the clout this event wields. The Summit (@theSummitHQ), formerly known as The Dublin Web Summit, sent…

Sarah Courtney

Fail Fast, Fail Often: Lean Self-Improvement

Fail fast, fail often and, eventually, you will get it right, said Business & Life Coach, Sarah Courtney. Sarah’s advice was given at the Irish Computer Society (@IrishCompSoc) in a talk called, “The Unwritten Code to Getting What You Want.” Coaching is “not airy fairy stuff,” she told the group. It can a direct impact…

Toner's Pub, Baggot Street, Dublin, Ireland

Do I Need a Business Plan & 4 Other Questions

 Talk is cheap, but guidance based on hard-won experience is a little more valuable. March’s Entrepreneurs Anonymous featured a raft of advice from established entrepreneurs on a wide range of topics. Departing from its usual speaker format, this month’s meetup was purely a Q&A format. The questions were answered by a panel of experts —…

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Europe’s Innovation Landscape Remains Boring

Europe is slowly closing its innovation gap with the U.S. But national innovation rankings within Europe remain stable, according to the European Union (EU). Released today, the EU’s annual Innovation Union Scorecard for 2014 measures innovation in the EU and other European countries. The report also measures their innovation against efforts in Japan, South Korea…