Archive for February, 2010



Gateway Ireland Looking For Web Lead

I got emailed about a short term position going with John McColgan’s Gateway Ireland proposal post-Farmleigh. Might be of interest to someone: As you may know, a vision for a national online content hub was proposed and this was met with widespread support. This initial proposal has gathered momentum, an Advisory Group was established (it [...]

Reaction to Tiger Woods’ Apology

There’s been lots of reaction to Tiger Wood’s apology on Friday. While many people felt his performance was slightly wooden, it was an apology made on his terms. Woods’ management pointed out that he wouldn’t be taking any questions from the media and carefully controlled the event itself, which wouldn’t have endeared himself to the [...]

Yesterday saw the launch of an interesting new campaign ‘Your Country, Your Call‘, which is described as a competition to find and reward two transformational proposals that will help secure prosperity and jobs for Ireland. The organisers are offering a cash prize of €100,000 each to two winning ideas, which will then be implemented with [...]

Thoughts On The iPad

So the Jesus Tablet arrived and given the level of hype that preceded it, the iPad inevitably was met with disappointment. It was meant to revolutionise the computer and reinvigorate the media world. Question marks remain over both those ambitions, however, in my opinion the iPad will leave a lasting impact on the software industry. [...]

One of the worrying aspects of the recent debate around Head Shops in the Irish media was the kneejerk reaction that they should be banned. Relatively few publications took a measured approach to the story and instead set out to warn the mothers of Ireland about the temptations that are freely available in these shops [...]

One of the annoyingly repetitive topics of conversation during 2009 was ‘Old media is dead. I read about such and such a story on Twitter first.’ To my mind hearing about something and reading an article about something are two different things altogether. If I hear a rumour about something from a friend prior to [...]

Booze and Schmooze 2

For anyone that’s interested, DTwo are running another networking event for PR professionals, journalists and other media works. Details are below and RSVPs to info@dtwonightclub.com Where and When? Time & Date: 6:30pm til late, Wednesday 24th February Location: D|two, 60 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 Booking: There are only 100 places for the event so please [...]

The biggest news story this week was George Lee’s decision to quit the Fine Gael party and resign as a TD. If you’re unfamiliar with the story read about it here. Lee, ex RTE economics editor, was excellent in term of timing. Beginning with the RTE 1 o’clock news, Lee began his tirade against Fine [...]

Educating For the Digital Society

David Putnam, director of FutureLab, recently gave a talk at the IIA about educating for the digital society. Brendan Hughes attended the event and highlighted some key areas of his talk. The event was subsequently put online and I have embedded the video below (the IIEA YouTube channel is well worth subscribing to.)

Posts On Productivity

Here is some interesting commentary on productivity I’ve read recently, hopefully some of it will be useful to you also: Leo Babauta has a post called ‘How Not To Hurry‘ and offers a step-by-step guide for how to achieve this: Do less Have fewer meetings Practice disconnecting Give yourself time to get ready and get [...]




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