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Entrepreneurship

Earlier this year I signed up for ‘Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer?’ – a massive open online course (MOOC) run by edX. The fantastic course lasted six weeks and my lecturers were the esteemed Bill Aulet and talented Erdin Beshimov from MIT Sloan School of Management. It taught me a lot about entrepreneurship and I’ve jotted some of More...

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Grand Canal Docks
By Ben Cotton On Saturday, September 27th, 2014
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Ireland is Europe’s Tech Hub [INFOGRAPHIC]

I was intending to write a follow up to my recent post on Dublin’s Grand Canal Docks AKA Silicon Docks, but saw this infographic from IDA Ireland which perfectly summarised the main crux of my argument (and some More...

By Ben Cotton On Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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10 Reasons You Should Start a Side Project

Whether you’re starting a new business, building an app, writing for a blog or volunteering your expertise, side projects are a great way to boost your career. In fact, many leading companies actively encourage More...

By Ben Cotton On Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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A Blueprint for Growth Hacking Success

The term “growth hacker” has been part of Silicon Valley lexicon since 2010, when Sean Ellis first used it to describe a new breed of start-up employee; someone whose skillset is at the intersection of marketing, More...

Blueprint
By Ben Cotton On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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A Blueprint for SME Lead Generation

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking to friends who are immensely skilled, determined and brave enough to have taken the plunge and set-up their own business. Although they have a small roster of clients More...

edX
By Ben Cotton On Saturday, March 8th, 2014
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W00T I’ve Signed Up for a MOOC

I’m excited to announce that i’ve signed up to study ‘Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer?’ – a massive open online course (MOOC) administered by edX. For those unfamiliar with edX, it’s a More...

Business Success
By Ben Cotton On Saturday, December 7th, 2013
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Defining Success for 21st Century Business

Last month I read  ’Culture Shock’ by Will McInnes following a trusty tip from the Jericho Chambers Club Room. The book made me think a lot about business and more specifically, what successful businesses of More...

Happiness
By Ben Cotton On Saturday, November 16th, 2013
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Measuring the Happiness of Your Employees

I recently had the pleasure of reading ’Culture Shock’ by Will McInnes following a recommendation from the Jericho Chambers Club Room. The book was a genuine delight and got me thinking about business, what More...

By Ben Cotton On Saturday, August 31st, 2013
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A Lesson in Radical Transparency

With trust in many institutions taking a nosedive and few people having confidence in our business and governmental leaders, the concept of radical transparency has been mooted as a remedy to these problems. So More...

By Ben Cotton On Saturday, August 10th, 2013
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10 Tremendous Tools for Freelancers & SMEs

I’ve been undertaking online research and speaking to friends who are freelancers or have taken the plunge and set-up their own small business to find out about the tools which help them do their job. After More...

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