Niamh Bushnell

Startup Job for a Startup City

We all know the feeling: When you see a job description that looks like it was written with you in mind. “That job is me!” Niamh Bushnell thought when she read the email describing Dublin’s first Commissioner for Startups. The email was sent out to  entreprenati earlier this year when the city was seeking candidates…

Fiachra Ó Comhraí

A Startup is Not the Place to Make Money

Fiachra Ó Comhraí started his own company and gave himself the job title of Player 1. The company, Gordon Games, took off and Ó Comhraí decided it was time to grow up and change his title to CEO. People wouldn’t have that and he’s still Player 1. Even says so on his website. It was just one…

What the business really thinks of IT

What the Business Really Thinks of IT

I’ve covered a bit before on the often-fraught relationship between business and IT. There is a blog post here, for example, on Susan Cramm and 8 Things to Hate About IT. Meanwhile, Prof. Joe Peppard has lectured and written extensively on many facets of the IT-to-business interface. Things aren’t good. Things could be better. But…