A sojourn in a cashless future – The Good, the Bad & the Unexpected
On a recent holiday to a campsite in France I had the opportunity to experience what a cashless society might look like at some future point. The site had taken the decision to move to an entirely cashless site for all their facilities and in doing so created a look into the realities of the […]
BREXIT – Will its bark be worse than its bite for Irish business?
Uncertainty creates risk for business, is the current uncertainty surrounding Brexit implications a bigger threat to Irish Business than Brexit itself?
Payment change in Ireland – A perfect storm is brewing!
I have been a long term advocate of the need for both Irish society and business to move to more modern payment methodologies and away from the love affair with cash and cheques. The reasons are pretty compelling. Electronic payments are; More secure Rapidly becoming less costly than cash or cheques Mitigate against petty crime […]
The Impact of Taylor Swift on the SAAS rules of engagement for the Product Marketer….
Towards the end of 2014, Taylor Swift took a decision to ask for her content to be removed from Spotify, citing the imbalance of return for the artist from the revenue streams created around their content. It was a notable move at the time as it appeared to fly in the face of the new […]
Top Tips for Air Travel Zen!
I previously wrote a piece on here about debunking some of the myths around business travel being fun and it appeared to resonate with people. I have recently had an increase in the frequency of that travel for a variety of reasons and as such I have noticed a marked increase in the sheer number […]
Why the result of a UK General Election has never been so important to Ireland
The electorate of the United Kingdom go to the polls tomorrow to vote in an election that has the potential to bring about the biggest political landscape change in a generation. Although no votes have yet been cast, the polls all indicate that we are entering something of uncharted territory with the rise of multiple smaller parties […]
To be or not to be “Craft Beer”…and does it actually matter?
As the craft beer movement has moved towards the mainstream something of a backlash has begun against those that champion it over the standard mass market alternatives. Indeed, the dismissive use of the term “hipster” is usually not too far from any commentary on the rise in popularity of the craft beer industry and products. […]
The argument in favour of Aer Lingus sale to IAG
There has been a huge amount of commentary in recent weeks around the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus by International Airlines Group (IAG) after much deliberation on the part of the government it now sadly looks like the proposal will be turned down by the government (and by default in totality as a result of […]
Economic Sovereignty and the Blame Game
Allow me to preface this blog by saying that I am not remotely extreme to the left or to the right in terms of my political views, I have no party affiliations and, whether I like or agree with them or not, I comply with the laws of the land. Additionally I have always felt […]
Destroying The Myth Of Business Travel Being Fun
As a now seasoned traveller for the purposes of work it occurs to me that certain truths exist about travelling for work that are really universal, apart from the look of disbelief when you tell people that don’t do much business travel, that it’s not actually all that much fun. The truth is that frequent […]