Category Archives: Decision Making

Irlanda: el Presidente que necesitamos

(Yesterday I scribbled down these thoughts about what I think we need from the next President of Ireland, whether it is the incumbent or a newly elected individual. Since I wrote in Spanish and that is how it flowed I … Continue reading

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Leadership lessons from the crisis at Manchester United

To the delight of all ABU fans – Anyone but United – Manchester United Football Club appear to be in crisis, of identify and direction, the source of which ultimately lies in the club’s decision making since the retirement of … Continue reading

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A New Year: Living Life, not Counting Time

“Every man dies, not every man really lives” – William Wallace (Braveheart)

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My American Adventure: more time on the road

Hola mis amigos The adventure continues. It is a cold December here in Xela in the mountains of Guatemala; central heating is a luxury we don’t have! Still, it is nice. The last couple of months have been unbelievable, so … Continue reading

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My American adventure: making an impact in Xela

Hola mis amigos It is Wednesday evening here in Xela, Guatemala. I am writing from my apartment, with my panoramic backdrop of the city surrounded by the mountains, the various shades of blue as the mountains and sky meet before … Continue reading

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My American adventure: back in the investment world

Hola mis amigos, Guatemala has me now. Once de la noche en Irlanda. Cinco de la tarde en Guatemala. Friday evening here in Xela, the heavens have opened up, so no better time to pen a few notes on what … Continue reading

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Leaving on a jet plane….

Every great adventure begins with a goodbye. So it is that I face a series of goodbyes over the next 10 days or so before I embark on my next great adventure, travelling across Central & South America. Later this … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett’s recommendation: choose passive

Warren Buffett shares his recommendation to investors In the world of investment management one of the most revered active investment managers is Warren Buffett. Known as the “Oracle of Omaha”, Buffett has delivered considerable returns for his Berkshire Hathaway shareholders … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the role of an adviser

The role of an adviser is not simply to provide answers; it is about helping clients ask the right questions. This has always been my core philosophy for how I approach my advisory relationships.  I have been working in an advisory role … Continue reading

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Leadership and the toughest decision of all

It would seem that Arsene Wenger – current Arsenal manager and a legend of the football world – and our Taoiseach Enda Kenny are faced with a similar dilemma. Cling to power and risk ruining whatever reputation they hold or accept … Continue reading

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