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@BillyLinehan

Business mentor and adviser to owners of SMEs, mostly. Contributor to Irish Tech News. Searching for truth in the news.

Web applications developer Ireland

I find blogging is useful for promoting vacancies in client companies of Celtar business consultants. This  position in a leading online travel company, www.Directski.com ,  is strongly focused on utilising Perl. Apply direct with CV and “covering” letter to jobte12@directski.com Ref: JOBTE12 Directski.com is seeking a Web [...]

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International development consultancy opportunities

Three opportunities below in international development consultancy from leading UK recruitment firm BLT. This firm, BLT, specialises in management consultant recruitment, I met the owners when I was based in London. For further information contact Don Leslie, dfl@blt.co.uk, www.blt.co.uk Vacancies Client: well-known independent [...]

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Change your Mind before you Change your Company

Dealing with economic turmoil The idea behind this article is that leaders make change happen – and to do so requires a multifaceted approach identifying and addressing the obstacles to change that are ingrained in every organisation. The Centre for Leadership Development has highlighted 5 key areas which are critical for senior [...]

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The recession will end, its official

  I am not sure how though, will the curve of the economic cycle be U, V or L shaped? What will happen is that some sectors will pick up whilst most economic indicators will continue to deteriorate, for example in Ireland unemployment will grow, the “long tail” of the recession.   I picked this article up yesterday from McKinsey.com . [...]

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Marketing as seduction

Marketing as a Seduction Follow the Rules of Romance to Market Effectively Ask yourself: What would you do to have a one-night stand with someone? Now ask yourself: What would you do to have a long term relationship? This is an excerpt from a presentation made to a group of lawyers in the US by the well known specialist adviser David [...]

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Happiness Is Infectious

Social networking and health A article based on research into personal happness was published a couple of months ago in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).Most peope are searching for personal happiness in their lives and this piece might give us a lift  and show us where to find it in these days of slowdown, credit squeeze and recession. [...]

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Management consultant jokes

It seems to be obligatory to have a “humour” section on a blog and I am happy to poke fun at the management consultancy profession. Let’s get the retaliation in first, consultants can be smug, intolerant and some even display a touch of arrogance – not any consultants I know of course . . . . . . . . . Here’s a few jokes to [...]

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Opportunities and crisis – they are close together!

The Chinese symbol for crisis contains the symbols for danger and opportunity. With the global economy in turmoil most people are sitting around holding their breath; hoping and praying they will be able to survive the threat. There is no question that this time of change is threatening for us all. But, this is also a period of great [...]

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SME business trends in 2009

I have selected an article on business trends from USA Today to share with you. Written by Steve Strauss his analysis of business trends (and opportunities) are for the American economy AND I suggest have relevance and interest for us also.Best wishes to friends and colleagues for 2009 Billy Linehan mentor and business adviser [...]

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Incite 60 Pricing in the downturn

The more you can slice and dice your prices and offerings without affecting your brand, the more you can sustain profitability*.   Welcome again to the sharing of ideas on different ways to do business, , this issue is about pricing in a slowdown and is relevant today. Good luck and comments welcome!   When times are good, pricing sins [...]

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A perfect storm, accelerated change

A recent piece by Ken Blanchard and Terry Waghorn in Forbes.com states that we live in a time when three powerful forces – demography, sociology and technology – are creating a perfect storm for accelerated change. It’s a good read and provocative also.  Billy Linehan mentor and business adviser [...]

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Hungry for Success, Takeaway.ie

  They say hunger is the best sauce, and hunger was foremost in the minds of web developers Ciara Traynor and her Canadian business partner Anthony Kauffmann when they found themselves working late into the night on a project a couple of years ago.  After turning their office upside-down in vain looking for a takeaway menu, they fumed at [...]

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