The first McDonald's opened it's doors on Grafton Street in Dublin in 1977. This global brand created and pioneered the concept we all now know as 'Fast Food' ... changing the convenience food industry forever.Read More
Can you imagine going to the dentist and asking them to fill a tooth for free? Only if you're happy would you pay them and give them the rest of your dental work.
Or how about expecting an architect to design your dream home... and only if you're delighted would you decide to pay them for their time and creative ideas.
Today we want to talk about the practice of pitching for work...something if you're not in the industry...you may have seen in the hit TV series Mad Men.
A couple of months ago we decided to spoil ourselves rotten. We won a free holiday at the luxury Castlemartyr Hotel & Golf Resort in Cork.
The kids were excited – it was their first taste of 5 star luxury and they eagerly spent the week on the iPad Googling Castlemartyr in anticipation of our visit.
Between mediocre design & great design is one hell of a difference.
We are surrounded by design. You could say we're designed in. Look around you - you'll see exactly what I mean.
And most of the design you see is worse than wallpaper - it's ugly. It could be so much more appealing.
Things work - but are they beautiful to use?
Things work - but are they exciting to touch, feel, see, hear, taste?
Things work - but do they blow your imagination away?
Does the design take you on a journey - beyond utility into art?
Does the design have you talking about it?
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Before we get totally caught up in St Patrick's Day celebrations & #IrelandInspires, I'd like to draw your attention to women.
Women in business...
In the past week :
As memory of International Women's Day fades, as green Ireland kicks off, - it's been a good week for women (certainly in my mind).
Which might suggest it's time to forget gender?
How relevant is gender?Read More