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Why So Stupid? How The Human Race Has Never Really Learned to Think

  I recently picked up a copy of Edward de Bono’s book Why So Stupid? How the Human Race has Never Really Learned to Think. It’s quite a provocative title but having read much of de Bono’s work before, that didn’t put me off! The book aims […]

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RIPPLE: Ireland’s First Shipping Container Home Celebrated Internationally

It is not often that Irish design and innovation within the property industry is celebrated internationally, so I am especially proud to see that my pet project, Project RIPPLE , has been celebrated this week (more than 18 months after completion) on influential U.S. website Inhabitat.com Inhabitat.com […]

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Really, Mr Fry?

I was not hugely aware of Stephen Fry growing up, he was simply a public figure on the periphery of UK media doing lots of different things that lead me to put him in the category of ‘celebrity’ i.e. someone who is well known for their latest […]

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STEPS TO BUYING PROPERTY IN IRELAND

   The process of buying property in Ireland can confuse first-time buyers and overseas buyers who are familiar with buying property in other countries as many of the steps are counter-intuitive or, dare I say, even illogical. Technology is available but has been used to make this […]

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Challenges Facing Remote Irish Buyers

Written by The Buyers’ Coach as a guest post for U.S.-based forum Ireland Move Club   There is a new type  of buyer in the marketplace at the moment; property reports simply refer to them as overseas buyers, while industry media might loosely refer to them as […]

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The difference between extravagance and kindness

Kindness can take so many forms; the smile of acceptance from a stranger, the ready shoulder of an old friend, the honest words of confidante who means well and has your best interests at heart. The problem is that, sometimes, when you are in a bad place, […]

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Explosive Living with Explosive Spirit

How many New Age books did you give or receive this Christmas? How many sit on your bookshelves right now? Can you force a spiritual awakening? PEOPLE talk of epic journeys starting with a single step, but I’m not too sure about this. The more I think […]

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The Nature of Trauma

THE original meaning of the word ‘survivor’ was ‘one who outlived another’. This evolved to refer to people who lived through events that might surely have killed them. In the modern age this now loosely means ‘one who copes well with adversities in life’. These three definitions […]

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CSR is Dead; Long Live Industry-Specific Corporate Social Impact

Resources being spent addressing social needs without the structure of a business model are unsustainable and therefore incapable of having any significant impact. The business world can seem overly complex to the charity sector; an ‘us versus them’ attitude has always prevailed, making collaboration between the two […]

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Estate Agents in Ireland Need to Get Social

LAST week I attended the IAB Mobile Connect Conference at the, always impressive, Guinness Storehouse. The theme of the day was ‘Mobilise your Marketing Mix’ and it got me thinking about how estate agents promote their property business and, in particular, how this has changed (if at […]

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