Are We Finally Breaking Up with ‘The Start Up Guy’? 

Open any financial, business or economic magazine or newspaper section and you will be bombarded with interviews, news and speculations about the heady world of the tech startup. The Silicon Valley Hooded Hero has long replaced the ‘Serious Suit’ as the aspirational business pin-up of our time. After all, he’s different. He ‘gets’ people and…

A ‘Top 10’ List of Regular Reads for Marketers

The notion of FOMO is an old one at this stage but the reality of it is still very, well, real. Personally, I’m a self declared infoFOMO addict. While some may hate looking at snaps from’everyone else’ at a party (while they sit home alone making a costume for their cat), I’m the sort who’s more…

Mindfulness: The Science, Benefits and 5 Starter Steps

A few weeks ago I gave brief talk on the causes and importance of anxiety and stress in the digital age at IAPI. Not wanting to ‘rant on’ without offering any solutions… Now I want to talk solutions in practical steps… and that means mindfulness. What Mindfulness Isn’t: Mindfulness is not the latest buzz word….

Why You Should Totally Read Comics

You Can’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover – But You Can Judge a Comic Book by a Page I’ve just this week completed an online course from the University of Boulder, Colorado on comic books and graphic novels. People are often really ‘judgey’ about reading comics, and about the sort of people that do…

What’s in a Word – Misogyny in the Politics of Irish Water

        I am very much anti Irish Water (in its current form) but I was extremely disappointed to hear about claims that the abuse being thrown by protesters in Jobstown was misogynistic in nature. The reasons they were deemed misogynistic was specifically the use of the words ‘bitch’ and ‘c*nt’ towards TD…

Top 10 Alternative Halloween Movies to Scream Along To…

I love, love, love Halloween. So thought I’d share a top Halloween movies list – one that doesn’t include the usual suspects. No, there’s nothing like the nostalgia of awaiting the classic screams in Scream – bowl of popcorn at the ready – but if you want some fresh reasons to check under your bed before…