The Big Short – how our decisions are nudged

When faced with a decision, we all believe we are weighing the facts objectively and making rational, thoughtful decisions. Source: www.economist.com In fact, science tells us that in situations requiring careful judgment, every individual is influenced by his or her Read More…

Want a resolution? Keep things simple in 2016

You can do great things in 2016 if you don’t spread yourself too thin – so be ruthless and realistic about your goals! Source: www.hiveage.com With the New Year upon us, I am afraid I can guarantee you a few certainties to look forward to this year. Irrespective of Read More…

Don’t forget the strategy!

It’s the time of the year when most organisations are finalising their business plans and strategies for 2016. This, as most of us can vouch for, can often be a challenging and somewhat fraught process at the best of times. Read More…

Mergers and acquisitions: Cloud Strategy to the rescue!

Many organisations struggle with the integration of acquired companies due to uncertainty at three levels. Firstly, formulating and communicating a coherent business strategy pre-supposes an in-depth knowledge of the acquired assets, resources and capabilities. It takes time, however, for employees Read More…

Using PEST to get the BEST

The global business environment is constantly changing, offering both opportunities for your company to exploit and threats for your company to manage. Analysing PEST  (Political, Economical, Social and Technological)  factors on a regular basis can be a powerful indicator of Read More…

Top 9 Tips for Funding your Company

.. to Maximise its Potential and your own Return At a recent meeting with more than ten Entrepreneurs from the Technology sector, all of whom had started, scaled, failed or exited their companies, the question was posed “What were your key Read More…

Culture – What if yours stinks and needs a change??

Corporate culture is all over the news at the moment and its something that fascinates, confuses and mystifies in equal measure. Most organisations are fascinated with one thing – how do we change the culture? Source:http://www.supplychain247.com Edgar Schein – one Read More…

How to Ride the Crest of the Digital Business Wave

EMC’s CEO Joe Tucci recently remarked that, “the transition to an ever more connected world, brought on by the Internet of Things (IOT) is a huge digital wave crashing down upon business as usual. Businesses must decide whether they want to Read More…

Get started with visual thinking…

Dr. David Sammon is a lecturer of Information Systems at University College Cork. David has published extensively in international journals. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Decision Systems and co-author of the book: Enterprise Resource Planning Era: Lessons Learned Read More…