Every time I see one of these “I am pleased to announce..” notices on LinkedIn I feel compelled to shake my head wryly. It is a pavlovian response. I can’t help it. The announcement may be “I am pleased to announce I have had an article published in (insert some professional publication)” or “I am… Continue reading I am pleased to announce..
The meme you see on this page is one that generates quite a lot of activity, and likes, when I share it on my Instagram account. But I did not just make the meme to generate activity or likes on social media platforms. I firmly believe in these 3 principles: Life is not fair The… Continue reading 3 principles for a less frustrating life
Every time I hear or see Pearse Doherty, the Sinn Féin spokesperson for Finance, I think of Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick Lamar’s image pops into my head. I can’t help it. In the last few years, I have spent a good deal of my music listening time listening to rap music. I love rap music and… Continue reading Pearse Doherty, Kendrick Lamar, and Money Trees
I’m looking forward to baking a ‘no-knead’ sourdough loaf at the weekend. I came across a video on YouTube this week which shows you how to make an attractive looking sourdough loaf with the minimum of ‘hands on’ activity. Normally, when making a sourdough loaf you would be stretching and folding the dough at intervals… Continue reading My no-knead sourdough bread experiment
I’m a great believer in, and fan, of efficiency, especially in respect of the marketing of my business and brand. When you are small, with a limited budget, you must work harder and smarter than bigger competitors. Or else. So, I am always looking for ways to get multiple uses out of a piece of… Continue reading Maximising efficiency in marketing your small business and brand
I was speaking to a young lady at the weekend who will be doing the Leaving Certificate next year. And someone asked me what advice I would give her, given the pressure on young people doing exams and having to choose what they will do with the rest of their life. I told her that… Continue reading Advice I would have given to my 16-year-old self
I have learned that there is a good living to be made in catering to the gap between information that is widely and freely available and a person’s unwillingness or inability to carry out a bit of basic research. For example, I am frequently asked questions on Instagram or YouTube which could be easily answered… Continue reading Exploiting a gap in the information provision business
I made a commitment back on 31st January 2022 that I was going to blog every day for 12 months. This blogging was to be done on this website and was entirely separate from blog posts that I might write for my law based websites such as BusinessAndLegal.ie or EmploymentRightsIreland.com. It was to be entirely… Continue reading Blogging every day for 12 months-how it’s going
At Berlin airport this week, whilst waiting around for our plane back to Dublin from Germany, I was reminded of the value of clear communication. There was a ground support worker-he may have had some type of supervisory role-who I watched in action for some time. He had a tremendous range of hand signals with… Continue reading A valuable reminder at Berlin airport about effective communication
I must admit I am intrigued by bubble tea. I have no idea what it is, or what it tastes or looks like, or how it is made. But in Dublin yesterday evening and in Leipzig last weekend, I could not fail to notice the proliferation of bubble tea (and waffle) shops. Walking yesterday evening… Continue reading Bubble tea-a fad or here to stay?