Category Archives: Thoughts

Impact Investment: intention is not enough

“For me, the impact revolution is going to be as pervasive as the tech revolution has been.” – Sir Ronald Cohen We are all students. If you are not learning something new in your field then you are going backwards. … Continue reading

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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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My American Adventure: backpacking in South America

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always … Continue reading

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My American Adventure: in the land of the Gods

Hola mis amigos I am in the land of the gods, Maradona and Messi! I have the spent the last month living in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Wednesday I fly to Santiago, Chile. I haven’t really published much this year … Continue reading

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My American Adventure: a week in Havana

Hola mis amigos I am writing from Fidel country, Cuba. I am based in the centre of Havana, close to old Havana – the centre of the original colonial city and the main tourist attraction. From my balcony facing onto … 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: 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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My American adventure: new ways of immersion

Hola mis amigos, la vida es buena aquí en Guatemala. I’ve been living in Xela for just over two months now. My Spanish is improving every day and I’m finding new ways of becoming immersed in the city. I have … Continue reading

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