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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
What happens when you put a group of people at the top at their game in a villa in Spain with a number of successful entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs and take a holistic approach? Combining body, mind and business. Combining movement and decision making.
Combining some of the best in the business, who all share the same philosophy and mindset. Who all have a genuine desire to facilitate happiness, change and success.
Power and intensity
Imagine that you have access to the best fitness coach, who is also an ex-commando and has written the training manuals for special forces across the world. You can check him out here. His message is that only power and intensity give the results …
Sensemaking, morality, humanity, leadership and slow flow
In books, there is a move away from technology, innovation and disruption. Instead, business authors are asking some very pertinent questions of where this is all going. Call it “sense-making”. Not about making sense about the exponential development in technology, as that is now a given, but about the impact and implications of technology on business and humanity.
I wrote a book about the books that are trying to do just that. Making sense. You can download a free copy here.…
The problem with moderating an event is that you don’t get the time to make notes. We were in Cork with KPMG, and the subject was export. This is what I picked up.
ExportSelling to America is like selling to Europe. Every state has a different culture and sometimes even a different language. The USA market is not as homogenous as you would expect. Rather than focussing on USA companies should focus on the commonwealth. If you have a choice between the USA and China, focus on China. The Chinese are a pleasure to work with and have a focus on moving towards yes. All the old stereotypes about the Chinese are not true.
SellingUse reference clients as…
A long time ago I read a book titled “The end of Western Civilisation, a view from the future”. Written as if a hundred year in the future, looking back on how we messed up the response to climate change. The thesis of the book is that Western civilisation became trapped in the grip of two inhibiting ideologies: positivism and market fundamentalism. As a result, destroying civilisation in most of Europe and the USA. Africa and Australia are wiped out. China survives. It is referred to in the book as the great collapse 2073-2093.
It is a fascinating read with an eerie ring to it. A must read. Describing the absolute failure of scientists and politicians to …
The wrong economics
There have been quite a few books written about how GDP is the wrong metric. It does not take into account new business models certainly does not take into account the true cost of production, which should include pollution, carbon emissions and the real capital cost of impact on nature, but also the social cost.
We are bankrupt
The reason we do measure properly is that most companies would go bankrupt. Think about it. Our GDP is telling us our economies are growing. While our planet is being destroyed, we have hospital waiting lists, a housing crisis and suicide is the number two cause of death among young men.
Failure to measure
GDP is a calculation that …