Time to Create Part 2

My continued journey on the overhaul of the fishing boat. Part One http://id8.ie/time-to-create/ 2014 – My local timber yard sourced & supplied to approximate size 22ft 3″x1 1/2″ lengths of larch and white oak for the seats and all internal timber. I gathered all the necessary equipment that I thought I would need Timber, G-clamps, […]

Your Brain on Creativity

“The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust Yesterday I attended a Webinar given by the Stanford Centre for Professional Development (SCPD) – you have to love webinars, you can interact with amazing people and you don’t have to leave your house. Anyway, the Webinar […]

Standing on the shoulders of Giants

    “It’s great to sit on the shoulders of giants, but don’t let the giants sit on your shoulders. There’s no room for their legs to dangle!” Stephen Nachmanovitch I love this quote. I recently came across it in the excellent book “The Accidental Creative” by Todd Henry. It seems a little absurd at […]

Dress / Think for the occasion

We attended an dual event for a programme on helping regional SME’s in Ireland to innovate, develop and grow their business http://www.itcarlow.ie/enterprise/inspire/inspire-home.htm The initial meeting was with the other tutors / consultants of the course and the organisers. As such, with a initial business meeting we dressed for the occasion, formal business – Suit & […]

Using Disruption to achieve Growth

Following on from the my post recently, about what is your passion and your vision, unless you as a business entity do something different or has a differential approach to that of  your competitors, you will be swallowed up in the medium of blandness. Companies need to have a clear vision of why they are […]

Culture of Change

My thoughts today for this blog, is of the resistance to change, fear of collaborating together in case we lose out by an enterprise. I experienced first hand recently that fear of collaborating with others for the greater good, an increased slice of business, footfall and helping out with a collective town spirit. I help […]