2 Don’t talk to me about creativity, I’ve got a business to run

When times are hard and money is tight, I hear this often. The belt-tightening process seems to automatically result in ditching the creative. It’s ironic, because when anyone starts a new business, it surely springs from a creative inspiration. So, why is it that the very thing that inspired the whole thing is seen as […]

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The bunny that outran the tiger – lessons in corporate behaviour and image

For my money, it’s not so much about all the checks and balances that we put in place to try and protect ourselves, but the conviction and passion we put out there to attract what we want. Therein lies a key that a lot of businesses miss. They don’t understand the difference between corporate image and corporate identity.

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Blog, blog, blah, blah – bland, bland?

These days, every time I have to think, rather than just sitting down and brainstorming, my automatic port of call is the internet – that wonderful repository of tidbits, advice, checklists, gizmos, inspirational quotes, secrets revealed, magic answers, attractive distractions and so on. I don’t even think about it. I am hard-wired and programmed to grab the mouse and start clicking.

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4 Culture and sport for tourists – a morning with Mary Hanafin

I met Mary Hanafin, Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Sport, in the lobby of the Pavilion Theatre before a forum in Dun Laoghaire designed to give people in the arts a chance to feed ideas into the government’s cultural strategy. By the time the event had finished, I had come to my own conclusions as to why at least 90% of those in the audience were wasting their time and what really needed to be done.

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reBlog from bloggertone.com – Smoke and mirrors: the signals we send reflect where we are

From my latest blog on Bloggertone: This was January 2010 in Dublin. I was having a meeting with a very nice man who was to be my coordinator at the Mentor Network that works with Enterprise Ireland to assist companies in their development. I should hasten to add that he thought they were a priority, […]

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reBlog from bloggertone.com: Bloggertone

I found this fascinating quote today: Because our creativity is like a muscle that we don’t flex very often, it can get a bit flabby. To truly think outside the box is a very liberating, although sometimes disturbing, experience. But we need to be disturbed! Otherwise we keep going through the same cycles and routines […]

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