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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
Habits are structure. Habits are routine. Habits are short cuts. By the time we become adults, we rarely notice the habits that are running our lives. You are your habits. When you read books about top athletes, top entrepreneurs, top CEOs and special forces, it is all about ingrained behaviour that is repeated and repeated over and over again, as the platform for mastery and success.
I am fascinated by how the brain works. Books like “Inner engineer” and “Breaking the habits of being yourself” are all about how you program yourself (or how you are being programmed). Habits are pieces of programming. By being aware of your habits, you become aware of yourself. …
I have read some brain-blowing books over the years. “Prometheus Rising” is one is definitely one of the weirdest, but also one of the most interesting. Particularly if you are interested in the mind, self-awareness, mindfulness, quantum physics. Reminds me of “The not so secret rules to the game of life“. Here is what I took out of it:
You are what you think
All books about mindfulness start the same way. You are what you think. Mind and its contents are functionally identical. All that we are is the result of all that we have thought. It is founded on thought. It is based on thought. Whatever the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves. What you do know, …
I have a particular interest in intrapreneurship. It seems to make a lot of sense. Everything a startup needs, such as money, clients, talent, channels, systems are already available in abundance in an existing business. The only thing, that large companies don’t seem to be able to crack are the ideas that startup come up with and the initial market sensing.
Paying the bills
One explanation is that the large organisation put all their resources in efficiency, quality, delivery and execution as that is what pays the bills. You can only spend your resources and attention once, There is no room for loonshots, you can only spend your resources and attention once, there is no budget for going fluid …
There is a war going on for your brain. Which means you need to develop the instruments to guard you against the ongoing manipulation by social media, your mobile phone, your laptop, Google, Facebook, Amazon and many others. Read “Likewars” and “The four”. That is why I read a lot of books about mindfulness and meditation. Hence “Inner engineering, a yogi’s guide to joy”. A book that is full of tools and tips to manage your mind.
You are your memories
The book is in some ways a version of “Breaking the habit of being yourself”. You are your memories. Right now your problem is that you suffer what happened ten years ago and …
Rene Savelberg is the brains behind the national growth plan in Holland. A very nice man. He is also the author of “Groeikracht”, which translates into Power to grow. It is in Dutch, but it definitely deserves an English translation.
The secret, according to Rene, is standardisation, partnerships and people. Based on his years as CEO of McDonald’s in Holland and working with lots of companies with his acceleration programmes. Why companies are there to serve staff and clients. That needs to be anchored into the DNA of an organisation. Only then can your business grow. Why half of the human energy leaks out of a company. Only 20% of your employees are truly energetic about the work …