Dana Strong, CEO UPC Ireland

A Lagging Internet Economy Holds Everyone Back

It’s a small country with a thriving, and largely tech-focused, start-up scene. It boasts the European HQ of just about every tech giant. But Ireland’s existing small and medium businesses have been very slow to take advantage of the internet. As recently as 2011, it was estimated that 40% of the country’s SMEs do not…

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Colleges At A Crossroads: 4 Problems Laid Out

The university sector is set for a shakeout. The traditional model is “no longer fit for purpose” and unlikely to remain viable, said Ferdinand von Prondzynski. But despite experimentation and new technology, there is still uncertainty about the future form of higher education, he said. Von Prondzynski (@vonprond) was speaking this morning at the latest…

Analytics, Meet “Mad Men”

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Despite the restrictions imposed by online advertising, there is room for creativity. It’s in the numbers

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Goal Setting Sets the Genders Apart

There are some obvious differences between men and women at work, but one difference sets the genders apart and propels more men in to leadership positions: Goal setting. This is critical for career success, according to Karen McCormick, VP of HR for Kellogg Europe. Men will say things like “my goals were…” whereas women can…

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Win! Free! Sex! 10 Secrets to Start Your Business

Hopefully that headline grabbed your attention. It might even be more effective on Twitter. It contains many of the keywords designed to hook you on magazine covers, according to Norah Casey, owner and CEO of Harmonia, Ireland’s largest publisher. Casey is also one of the potential investors on Ireland’s version of The Dragons’ Den TV…