Monthly Archives: March 2016

Irish policy parallels to be found in Colombia

Article appeared in The Examiner March 29th 2016 While I have only been loosely following financial markets over the last three weeks – after all in the short-term it is all just noise – my three weeks in Colombia have provided me … Continue reading

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Quotes from “De Brevitate Vitae” (“On the Shortness of Life”)

Over the weekend I read “De Brevitate Vitae” – known as “On the Shortness of Life” in English – an essay written by a Roman Stoic philosopher called Lucius Annaeus Seneca, to his friend Paulinus. Described as a “moral essay”, … Continue reading

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The Pablo Escobar Tour in Medellin, Colombia

Pablo Escobar industrialised the cocaine business and put the city of Medellin in Colombia on the map, for all the wrong reasons. However, once one of the world’s most dangerous cities, it was named “Innovative City of the Year” in … Continue reading

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Colombia, not too different from Ireland

While I have only been loosely following markets over the last three weeks, after all in the short term it is all just noise, my three weeks in Colombia have provided me with new perspectives and insights that I look … Continue reading

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