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Doonbeg revisited

Last week I made a return trip to Doonbeg golf club not really knowing what to expect. The original course was designed by golf architect Greg Norman and I always felt that he had not made best use of what is a pretty incredible bit of links land, in a most gorgeous part of the

By | October 27th, 2016|Categories: Dealing with problems, Golf Story|0 Comments

Family Business

My love for the family business model is close to passionate. I love talking about them, working with them and most of all I love working in one of them. When I was younger I had the good experience of being part of a business family. My father was the 4th generation of our family

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Dealing with problems, Succession Planning|4 Comments

One down one to go!

Some time ago I wrote a little rant against the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan’s decision to impose a pension levy on the prudent people of Ireland who were saving money into their pension plans to provide income for their retirement. I called it “daylight robbery” see blog post 26th of Feb 2014. Thankfully eventually

By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: Anything is possible, Dealing with problems|0 Comments

The Sound of Silence

The song by Simon and Garfunkel is one of my favourites and every time I listen to it I relax.  “And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people maybe more People talking without listening People writing songs that voices never share And no one dared Disturb the sound of silence” Just now though

By | April 13th, 2016|Categories: Dealing with problems|0 Comments