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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
The truth is relative
Almost 2,000 years ago, the Greek astronomer Ptolemy in Alexandria codified a geocentric model for understanding the cosmos. According to the Ptolemaic system, celestial bodies (including the sun) revolve around the earth. For almost 1,500 years, every man, woman and child believed this to be true.
Then in 1543, along came a Polish mathematician, physician, artist, translator, Catholic cleric jurist, civil servant classical scholar, military leader, diplomat, economist and amateur astronomer called Nicholas Copernicus – and informed the world that Ptolemy got it wrong.
Badly wrong. About as wrong as it is possible to get.
Copernicus’ book, “De revolutionibus orbium coelestium” (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), presented a heliocentric model of the …
Do you ever let your kid ride a bike to a friend’s house?
Do you ever let your kid ride a bike to a friend’s house? Walk alone to school? Take a bus, solo? Or are you thinking about it? If you are, then in America at least you would be regarded as a freak. When Leonore Skenazy, a columnist for the New York Sun, wrote a column called: “Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Take The Subway Alone” in mid-2008, she figured she would get a few e-mails pro and con. Two days later, she and her son appeared on the Today Show, MSNBC, FoxNews and all manner of talk radio, and under her smiling face was the title: “America’s …
Our clients are telling us that talent development and retention are firmly back on the agenda Read “Talent is Overrated – What Really Separates World-Class Performers from everybody else” by Geoff Colvin.
Why?Why are some people– so incredibly accomplished at what they do, while millions of others in those same fields never rise above mediocrity? Why are some people so extraordinarily creative and innovative? Why can some continue to perform astoundingly at ages when conventional wisdom says it’s impossible?
Almost all of us think we know the answer to those questions: The lucky few super performers were born with a special gift, an innate ability to do exactly what they do so extremely well? But Geoff …
As a long-term patient in a burns unit, Dan Ariely frequently had to endure the painful process of having his bandages removed. Already endowed with a highly inquisitive mind, he conducted research on ways of making the process less painful and proudly presented his findings to the nurses.
However, he observed that even when the nurses were presented with clear evidence that they could reduce the pain felt by patients during bandage removal, they continued to administer the more familiar – and more painful – method.
As Ariely says in Predictably Irrational: The hidden forces that shape our decisions, his epiphany came when he realised that if nurses, who have an interest in helping and …
“Expect a radical transformation of the economy and your business” – straight from “Flash Foresight” by Daniel Burrus.
Positive, insightful, fresh and uplifting
We come across books like this every day. Positive, insightful, fresh and uplifting – very effective in engaging staff and getting a spring back in their steps.
Flash Foresight predicts the following trends:dematerialisation (everything smaller) virtualisation (virtual worlds, virtual simulations) mobility (going smaller makes things wearable) intelligent products (everywhere!) networking of all appliances/products interactivity (web 4.0) globalisation (the whole world connected) convergence (of all the above)
These trends are speeding up, and Moore’s law (double capacity, half cost) applies to all of the above. And all these trends are reaching an …