Book review: The Start-up of You

I constantly get asked what book on Networking I would recommend, and I always suggest The Startup of You by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha.

Companies and Networking

If you don’t shape your career other people and other events will shape it – how true is that given recent developments.

Me Inc

The year is 1997. The magazine is Fast Company. The article is titled “The Brand Called You”. Written by legendary management consultant Tom Peters the gist of the article is that we are all Chairman, CEO and Marketing Director of our own company called “Me Inc.”

Fundraising in Tough Times

The last few weeks have seen the arrival of the Coronavirus. The following 25 Tips for Fundraising in Tough Times are based on the premise that this is not the end of the world.

The Day That’s In It – Ireland and Soft Power

Professor Joseph Nye of Harvard University, back in the 1990’s, coined the term “Soft Power” which he believed countries possess in varying degrees. Soft Power is the ability for a country to achieve its goals through attraction rather than coercion. Soft Power matters – it has a real impact on the decisions people make. Hard […]

The Other One Percent – Indians in America

Read this fascinating book recently – The Other One Per Cent – Indians in America – and found it an intriguing insight into the Indian Diaspora in the US. It goes a  long way to explain how India has become such a leader in engaging its global Diaspora which now numbers 18 million. This book […]

Networking: Key to Progress

According to a recent report from LinkedIn Learning, strengthening a soft skill is one of the best investments you can make in your career. 57% of senior leaders today say soft skills are more important than hard skills…

Recent Trip to Pristhina, Kosovo


Always great to see young, talented, passionate and dynamic people engaging their Diaspora. So it was with the Kosovo group, Germin, who are doing terrific work…

Wales Learning From Irish Success


Delighted to speak at the Hay Festival in Wales recently regarding Wales in the wake up Brexit. Wales Keen to Engage Their Diaspora