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Ron helps build businesses. He has worked all over Europe and the USA with a variety of clients. He is the author of many entrepreneurship and strategy focused books. He is a regular contributor on Newstalk radio, a regular public speaker on innovation, strategy, future trends and entrepreneurship and his articles are featured in the media in Ireland and the UK.
He is founder of BookBuzz, StrategyCrowd and Small Business Can. He is the entrepreneur-in-residence for Sustainable Nation, and the Irish lead for the Climate-KIC Climatelaunchpad, the largest green business idea competition in the world.
"I had the joy of working with Ron while he was involved with Invent, the innovation centre in Dublin City University. If you want someone who is going to help you and your business achieve great things, then Ron is your man. He has the capacity and ability to wade through the mud to help you find those diamonds that will help you transform your business ..."
M.A. FMII Grad.
"I had a mentoring session with Ron for my startup business a few months ago through www.smallbusinesscan.com and Ulster Bank. Ron was quickly able to identify areas for growth and gave me valuable advice that I was able to implement right away. I would have no hesitation in recommending a mentoring session with him. It was of huge value ..."
Sales and Marketing Manager at Costa Systems
"The word STRATEGY is bandied about by many who do not have a basic understanding of its concepts - Ron however, is one of the most clear minded strategic thinkers I have ever dealt with - knowledgeable, professional, pleasant and pragmatic. You would be hard pressed to find a better advisor for your business activity ..."
"Ron is a visionary. He is a truly insightful guy. At JPR, we have worked closely with Ron on a range of projects for Small Business Can, including media partnerships with the Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Business Post, and on the Start-Up Live and Business Live events series. Ron's articles and columns for the media partners always find ..."
Chartered PR Professional / Director at JComms
From the Blog
How do you make decisions
I am taking a bet that you spend very little time thinking about thinking or how and why you make the decisions you make. Let alone how you can use AI to do that even better and consistent.
Once you have read “Principles“, you should be looking at your business in a different way. Before “Principles” there was “Making money is killing your business“. Your business as an engine or combination of (decision making) processes. That is why I started to read “The Algorithmic leader”. Managing and optimising your decision making as a leader, using and applying machine learning.
Algorithms are not some computational incantation that somehow bring machines …
I had the pleasure of chairing a panel at the annual ARVRinnovate conference. The brainchild of Alex Gibson, now in its 6th year and growing from strength to strength. With a lovely family feel to it. Like a reunion. It is on my calendar for next year.
Some light reading
AR and VR are fascinating. Here are a few blogs I wrote about the topic:
The business case
What I asked the panel to consider is what the business case is for AR and VR in the context of marketing and sales. I am unconvinced. The hardware …
Apart from all the questions, storytelling was the topic of discussion at our KPMG Private enterprise, Go-Global event in Drogheda.
It is a topic close to my heart. Here are a few blogs I wrote about the subject:Business models and storytelling Leadership and storytelling
How many believe your story?
One of the participants pointed out that the purpose of a business is to make money, not to tell a story and that most staff members or customers don’t care. In fact, most staff members would need a bucket when they hear the corporate spin. The question is how many of your staff believe your story (if you even have one).
Culture is marketing?
If you believe that culture is …
I am currently working on the establishment of a green and sustainable intrapreneurship accelerator. The premise is that with climate change we are running out of time and startups are too slow to scale. The solution lies within startups from within large enterprises. Picked up “Creative construction, the DNA of sustained innovation”.
Why intrapreneurshipLarger enterprises have massive financial resources to explore new opportunities. They can hedge highly risky technology bets through parallel experimentation in ways that start-ups can only dream of. They can build vast networks of external collaborators to explore a broad array of emerging technologies. They have incredibly deep reservoirs of technical talent and operational skills critical to bringing innovations to the market. They have…
I have just finished a 3-day business retreat with Tibor.nl. This time Operation Breakthrough.
Movement, mindset and business principles
What happens when you combine movement, mindset and business principles with a retreat for 3 days with a group of 12 entrepreneurs and 5 very experienced coaches, whom all approach people and business from different angles and perspectives?
What happens when phones are switched off for 3 days?
What happens when you start your days at 5 a clock in the morning with a walk through the forest, light exercise and meditation?
What happens when you celebrate outlying?
What happens when you focus on only four things for those 3 days?niche market, solution,…