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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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"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.

"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

"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

"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 ..."

Chris Harrison
Chartered PR Professional / Director at JComms


From the Blog

benjamin franklin

The eleven rules Benjamin Franklin used to live by

The rules in life

Make your bed”  is a very straightforward book about ten rules you should live by. I just finished reading “Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World”. A book about extraordinary innovators.

Benjamin Franklin

One of them covered in the book is Benjamin Franklin. These are the eleven rules Benjamin Franklin lived by:

Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. Silence. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. Order. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. Resolution. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.…

Morality, humanity, sensemaking, leadership and slow flow. The 14 books.

Kevin Redmond, CEO of UseBecause asked me; “From the books, you have read in the last say two years, if you had to pick two categories and 3 to 5 books in each category, what would you pick?”

“Disruptor or disrupted, leadership in turbulent times”

That made me think. It is also an excellent help for formulating the talk I am doing at the London Law Conference, with the title “Disruptor or disrupted, leadership in turbulent times”. Speaking at 9:45. Crown Stage.

Not technology

What is very interesting, particularly from a law perspective, is the move away from technology, innovation and disruption. Instead, business authors are asking some very pertinent questions of where this is all going. This is …

The Fourth Age- Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity

An optimistic perspective on the future of humanity

The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity” is a combination of “To be a machine“,  “Life 3.0” and “The future of the mind

How did we get here?

The world today sometimes seems ablaze in chaos, without direction. But then step back, and realise this list is paltry compared with what humans have overcome on our road from savagery to civilisation. It is always good to look and realise where we have come from. It started with fire, followed by language. That allowed us to develop stories and imagination as the first multipliers to share knowledge, which resulted in agriculture, cities and ways to organise ourselves as a collective, …

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KPMG Breakfast meeting in Huckletree, Dublin. September 2018

Meet the shapers, David Murphy, CEO, PM group

CEO roundtable

A client organised an exclusive roundtable where you have the opportunity to engage and converse with David Murphy, the CEO of the PM group and an opportunity to meet and discuss business topics with 25 fellow top entrepreneurs and CEOs. The event is part of a “Meet the shapers” series, where every month a top CEO will take place at a board table to share the lessons learned, insights gained and an opportunity to ask the questions in a private, intimate setting. It is a strictly invitation only. I am the lucky guy facilitating the sessions.

David Murphy

This month we had David Murphy, CEO of the PM group as our guest. Dave joined PM Group in 1989 …


Age old leadership lessons from the All Blacks


There is a lot of literature about leadership. And as with many business topics, the Lindy effect applies. What was wisdom for thousands of years, still is. Leadership has been applied for as long as we exist. Particularly in the military and sports.

Sport and leadership

Sports is increasingly used in business books, for example, “The captain class” and there have been many business books taken lessons from the military. The ones that stand out for me:

“Extreme Ownership”  “The Navy Seal Art of War”Make your bed”


“Legacy” by James Kerr, is about leadership in the All Blacks. One of the most impressive sports team in the world. The book is an absolute cracker. …