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Law

Reading the Signals at an Employment Law Hearing

If you are representing yourself at an employment law hearing-for example at the WRC or Labour Court-you need to be aware of the value of reading some signals. For example, if the WRC adjudicator or Chairman of the Labour Court division give you the impression that things are not going great for you, and if […]

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Digital Marketing Online Marketing Social Media Marketing

Drip by Drip (the Army of Cost Effective Workers)

I uploaded a video to YouTube yesterday which is almost certainly of interest to only a small group of people. The video is called “The Powers, Duties and Role of Executors in Irish law”. To the person who finds themselves burdened with the job of executor for the estate of a loved one who has […]

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Law

Legal Costs and Access to the “Majesty of the Law”

Every week I receive an updated record of Court judgments from the Courts Service. Many of the decisions are uneventful and unremarkable. But two decisions caught my attention this week and both were concerned with legal costs. The first case involved Dana Rosemary Scallon and the defamation against her and TV3 by a mother and […]

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Self Improvement

Motivation and Commitment-the Gulf

It’s easy at the beginning of the year to have all sorts of new resolutions and good intentions. But there is a world of difference between motivation and commitment. Motivation is easy. I want to lose weight; I want to run a marathon; I want to become a better husband/father; I want to become a […]

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Small Business

Success-Is It Luck, Genius, Hard Work, Serendipity?

It was 1987 or 1988 when I met him. He went on to become one of the most successful and high-profile figures in Irish business for the next quarter of a century, or thereabouts. And his success has always puzzled and annoyed me. Because my gut feeling, from my observation and conversation on a Saturday […]

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Blog Law

The Rule of Law-The Rats Fly From It

The Rule of Law. I don’t suppose you think about it too much, do you? Maybe you do, but it’s probably not at the top of your priorities. Me too; in the normal day to day struggle I am not much occupied with it. Sometimes, though, events intrude and jar my mind, and force me […]

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Small Business

My Business (and Personal) Growth Strategy for 2019

For 2019 and beyond I want to focus all my attention on the things that matter; I mean the things that really matter. For my business, and for myself personally. And these things are closely related. Let me explain. There is a small number of things that really matter to continue to grow my business, […]

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Books

The Best 10 Minutes of My Day

My favourite time of the day is the ten minutes in the morning it takes me to drive to work. When I leave the house it is usually between 6.15 am and 6.30 am and it takes approximately ten minutes to reach my office in Enfield. In that ten minutes, however, I am transported to […]

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Small Business

Race to the Bottom With Your Costs, Not Your Pricing

I was in traffic during the week and I spotted a small removals van with a sign emblazoned on the sides. It said something like “Your entire home moved for €249/299“. And it struck me that the guy better have a way to cross sell, up sell, sell add-ons, sell trimmings/extras or he won’t last […]

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Digital Marketing Online Marketing

2,000 YouTube Subscribers Later-My 4 Fundamentals To Grow a Small Business Online

I got a great deal of quiet satisfaction this week from reaching my 2,000th subscriber to my YouTube channel. I uploaded my first video in March 2011 and it took from then until the third quarter of 2018 to grow my subscriber base to 1,000. But it only took a couple of months to add […]