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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.

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Testimonials

Just some of the clients I have worked with. Read a full list of testimonials here.

"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 ..."

Camillus O'Brien
M.A. FMII Grad.
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"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 ..."

Jillian Morkan
Sales and Marketing Manager at Costa Systems
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"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 ..."

Peter Nolan
Writer
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"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 ..."

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Chartered PR Professional / Director at JComms
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Some very interesting stories and scenarios for the future

More and more companies use science fiction writers to help develop scenarios and strategies for the future. Storytelling helps when you want to engage your staff with thinking about where to go as an organisation. I picked up “Stories from 2045: Artificial intelligence and the future of work – a collection of short stories by the Economic Singularity Club”. What a treat. Should be compulsory reading for every entrepreneur, civil servant and politician.

Some ideas from the book

Allocate voting rights in proportion to the amount of time that residents devoted to civic activities. A circular economy directive A universal respect credit system HELP, Human Elective Leisure Payment. Fiscal Freedom Act encouraged early retirement by abolishing all taxation on property…
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Content breakfast 16 July 2019

Every morning my information dashboard gives me my content breakfast. Here is food for thought for July 16 2019. It might be useful to others and I am happy to share. If this is of interest, drop me a line. My e-mail is ron@ronimmink.com.

Twitter

All these links are also shared on my twitter account, which is @ronimmink

The links

https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/07/16/private-equity-firms-continue-dominate-marketing-ma-with-usa-most-active https://medium.com/@NDRC_hq/why-crowdfund-a-round-67330c4a542 https://www.humanresourcesonline.net/top-five-future-workplace-trends-and-how-hr-can-adapt/ https://e27.co/does-remote-working-really-work-20190715 https://news.stanford.edu/thedish/2019/07/15/escape-the-heat-with-books-recommended-by-stanford-business-professors/ https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/07/16/private-equity-firms-continue-dominate-marketing-ma-with-usa-most-active https://www.sprout.nl/artikel/internationaal/deze-ondernemer-zag-zijn-klantenbestand-verdubbelen-door-brexit https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/07/15/big-tech-is-machtig-maar-er-is-wat-aan-te-doen-a3967170 https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-07-human-microbiome-treasure-trove.html https://futurism.com/wired-camera-directly-brains-blind-people https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-sector/our-insights/unlocking-the-full-potential-of-city-revenues https://www.startups.com/library/expert-advice/why-having-an-exit-strategy-doesnt-mean-i-want-to-sell-my-business https://www.futurity.org/graphene-bacteria-nanomaterials-2102652 https://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2019/07/15/is-ai-going-to-be-a-jobs-killer-new-reports-about-the-future-of-work https://venturebeat.com/2019/07/14/ibm-research-explains-how-quantum-computing-works-and-could-be-the-the-supercomputer-of-the-future https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/japanese-concept-ikigai-help-find-purpose https://www.cmswire.com/customer-experience/customer-service-friction-a-double-edged-sword/ https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/7/13/20693064/megvii-chinese-ai-facial-recognition-lost-pets-dogs-cats-surveillance https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9kx4z8/revealed-this-is-palantirs-top-secret-user-manual-for-cops

Climate

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-genetically-edited-plants-to-better-capture-carbon https://www.livescience.com/65927-has-earth-been-this-hot-before.html https://phys.org/news/2019-07-britain-coastal-towns-villages-cope.html https://www.duurzaambedrijfsleven.nl/circulaire-economie/31957/interface-nora-systems https://phys.org/news/2019-07-recycled-mortars.html https://phys.org/news/2019-07-britain-coastal-towns-villages-cope.htm https://www.environmentalleader.com/2019/07/unilevers-biz-relies-on-cheap-multipurpose-plastic-but-wants-to-change-cpg-says/ https://aeon.co/ideas/how-the-marvel-of-electric-light-became-a-global-blight-to-health
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Content breakfast July 15 2019

Information dashboard

Every morning my information dashboard gives me my content breakfast. Here is food for thought for July 15 2019. It might be useful to others and I am happy to share. If this is of interest, drop me a line. My e-mail is ron@ronimmink.com.

Twitter

All these links are also shared on my twitter account, which is @ronimmink

The links

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-physicists-revolutionize-transmission.html https://www.ptc.com/en/resources/iiot/ebook/digital-twin-technology-digital-transformation https://gizmodo.com/superhuman-ai-crushes-poker-pros-at-six-player-texas-1836257695 https://venturebeat.com/2019/07/08/ibm-patents-watch-that-implausibly-transforms-into-an-8-panel-tablet https://www.axios.com/personal-data-big-tech-companies-privacy-capitalism-726faf86-0c65-48a4-9894-62bd746ba447.html https://www.irishtimes.com/business/agribusiness-and-food/ideas-are-great-but-money-is-what-keeps-them-alive-1.3953992 https://venturebeat.com/2019/07/14/how-to-start-marketing-your-hypergrowth-startup/ https://www.sprout.nl/artikel/podcast/kelly-weekers-ons-brein-niet-gemaakt-om-ons-gelukkig-te-maken https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/five-facts-fintech https://e27.co/the-importance-of-failure-7-reaons-why-it-make-us-better-entrepreneurs-20190712 https://www.cmswire.com/digital-workplace/avoid-digital-workplace-failure-with-5-change-management-principles https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/universities-drive-lifesaving-research-but-industry-has-monopolized-patents https://techonomy.com/2019/07/who-will-unlock-technologys-potential/ https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/7/9/20686955/facebook-groups-border-patrol-anti-vaxx-misogyny https://www.digitaltonto.com/2019/true-transformation-isnt-top-down-or-bottom-up-but-side-to-side/ https://www.newscientist.com/article/2208975-ai-made-from-a-sheet-of-glass-can-recognise-numbers-just-by-looking/ https://www.sciencenews.org/article/gut-microbes-elite-athletes-physical-performance-enhancement https://interestingengineering.com/the-emerging-industry-of-3d-printed-organs-will-become-a-billion-dollar-industry-in-10-years https://agfundernews.com/plant-based-meat-startups-have-cracked-beef-but-what-about-chicken.html https://www.huffpost.com/entry/vegetarian-tuna-canned-tuno_l_5d13918de4b0e4556036430b https://www.huffpost.com/entry/vegetarian-tuna-canned-tuno_l_5d13918de4b0e4556036430b

Climate

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/we-are-entering-a-world-without-ice/ https://www.duurzaambedrijfsleven.nl/energie/31937/energiebesparing-mkb https://phys.org/news/2019-07-breaching-carbon-threshold-mass-extinction.html https://singularityhub.com/2019/07/07/how-the-us-will-get-to-a-50-percent-renewable-electric-economy-by-2030

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cascades

Leadership in a world of platforms, networks and ecosystems

Movements, ecosystems, platforms, networks, hypes are all indeed hypes at the moment. That changes leadership. A shift from hierarchies to networks. From rigid to loose. From command and control to self-organising. From cogs in a machine or outputs and inputs to relationships as part of a network. From moving pieces on the board to shaping the ecosystem. Conventional notions of strategy, planning, and execution are gone. You don’t have the time.

Too slow

Conventional hierarchies are often too slow and cumbersome to function in the world today. In order to compete with networks, they need to become networks themselves. Armies, religions, and even charities are being thwarted by far smaller adversaries who, in turn, later face similarly disruptive …

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Content breakfast July 13 2019

Information dashboard

Every morning my information dashboard gives me my content breakfast. Here is food for thought for July 13 2019. It might be useful to others and I am happy to share. If this is of interest, drop me a line. My e-mail is ron@ronimmink.com.

Twitter

All these links are also shared on my twitter account, which is @ronimmink

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-carbon-nanotube-device-channels.html

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-red-wine-key-next-gen-wearable.html

https://www.fastcompany.com/90371851/walmart-is-using-vr-to-help-decide-who-should-get-promotions

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-food-sustainable.html

https://www.cell.com/trends/pharmacological-sciences/fulltext/S0165-6147%2819%2930114-2

https://www.defense.gov/explore/story/Article/1903478/national-military-strategy-addresses-changing-character-of-war/

https://newatlas.com/most-solar-window-film/60477

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/South-Korean-Tech-Breakthrough-Could-Change-Biofuels-Forever.html

https://news.umich.edu/an-epipen-for-spinal-cord-injuries/

https://medium.com/@TheBeamMag/how-are-we-dealing-with-the-great-pacific-garbage-patch-390fc4427c48

https://onezero.medium.com/the-hidden-history-of-how-the-government-kick-started-silicon-valley-24e2bafa9697

https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/how-sustainable-etfs-let-small-investors-make-a-social-impact

https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/advice-top-bosses-give/leadership-lessons/article/1590812

https://tibor.nl/slaapzak-marketing-hoe-mensen-voor-merken-in-de-rij-gaan-staan/

https://singularityhub.com/2019/07/12/so-far-cultured-meat-has-been-burgers-the-next-big-challenge-is-animal-free-steaks

https://futurism.com/the-byte/gene-therapy-vision-blind-mice

https://futurism.com/the-byte/elon-musk-brain-computer-neuralink-breaks-silence

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/07/12/aftakeling-van-een-rotterdams-prestigeproject-a3966978

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/tough-bacteria

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/7/8/18772467/nootropics-silicon-valley-brain-fitness-goop-smart-drugs

https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/12/naval-veteran-aluminum-air-metalectrique

https://troymedia.com/2019/07/12/business-book-change-life/

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/336544

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Hi, my name is Ron Immink, I am a business coach, author and speaker, working with companies to improve their future prospects and improve their business models.
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