But what exactly is privilege and is there any way to describe it? In a recent video created by Buzzfeed, several people are asked a series of questions and then told to either step back or forward if the question applies to them. Each question asks the participants whether or not they enjoy certain privileges […]Read more "Got Privilege?"
In 1973, when responding to a question on how long he thought it would be before the two countries would restore diplomatic relations, Castro said it will happen when the world has a Latin American Pope and the United States has a black President. While this answer was obviously tongue-in-cheek it does ironically illustrate the […]Read more "The future is always unpredictable"
“In Ireland they like to call me ‘Mother Teresa with balls’, but you can take that out if you think the expression is too crude.” That was one of the first things that celebrated Irish children’s rights activist Christina Noble said to me after we began our interview and it’s safe to say that this […]Read more "Christina Noble – Mother Teresa With Balls"
Marvel can seemingly do little wrong, at least when it comes to the box-office, and many expected a similar return from their quirky new offering “Ant-Man” which stars Paul Rudd. In the interest of saving your time here is my quick summary: the film seems to be haunted by ghost of Edgar Wright (I’ll expand on […]Read more "A few thoughts on Marvel’s Ant-Man"
Job Interviews can be stressful. Very stressful. One of the big reasons for this is uncertainty. Questions like: “How many people are they interviewing?”, “What kind of employee are they looking for?”, “Am I well suited to this job?”, “How do I get the interviewer to like me?”, can plague an interviewee with doubt. Did […]Read more "Job Interviewing 101: How to Succeed in Any Situation (Infographic)"
Starting a new business takes more than a great idea – it also involves passion, hardwork, patience, and perseverance (not to mention blood, sweat, and tears). In the process you’ll likely lose sleep, friends, money and time. You’ll probably also doubt your ideas, decision-making, and drive to succeed. This is all completely normal – I’ve […]Read more "Tips for Startup Success"
I’ve been to quite a few job interviews in my time, admittedly with varying levels of success, but the key is that I’ve learned from the ups and the downs. In my time I’ve also had the opportunity to conduct a few interviews and view the process from the ‘other side’. If you’ve been called for […]Read more "How to have the perfect job interview"
IFA Berlin, Europe’s biggest tech trade show is winding down for the year, and there was a lot of speculation regarding who would win what has been dubbed “the Battle of the TV’s”. While the range of tech on display at IFA was impressive, Samsung’s 98-inch 4K TV (the world’s largest Ultra HD TV) and […]Read more "In the battle of the TV’s it’s : LG 1, Samsung 0"
The Smartwatch market is still in its infancy and up to this point can be categorized by the rush to get a product to market first leading to customers having to choose between similar offerings that feel unfinished and incomplete. Most of the recent buzz in the market has been the dual announcements of Sony’s […]Read more "The Best SmartWatches of 2013"
The big tech story this week is Microsoft’s $7+ billion acquisition of Nokia’s smartphone business, but is this move good business, or another example of Microsoft’s ‘too little, too late’ approach to the hardware business? I actually really like this deal – it’s good business for Microsoft. As Apple and Samsung’s success in recent years has proven, one way […]Read more "Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s Smartphone Business – Too Little, Too Late?"
Seeing as it’s the weekend and I’m gearing up to go to a friends going-away party I didn’t quite feel the urge to write up a long-winded post. Instead, seeing how well people responded to the Job Interview Infographic, I thought I’d give it another go – this time with cool Apps to help Start-up […]Read more "13 Cool Apps For Start-Ups"