Digitisation is affecting everything in modern business. From how companies market themselves to their intended user, to how people apply for jobs. Start-ups are no different and have been forced to adapt to the same changes as all other companies in all industries. One area that has changed dramatically is financing. Before digitisation, the standard … Continue reading Financing Start-ups Through Crowdfunding
When we think of Dragons Den, most people probably picture someone uncomfortably pitching an idea to a panel of investors, while they wait for the opportunity to tear apart any business plan in the hope of embarrassing the business owner; for no other reason than entertainment. We all imagine a TV show. Before Christmas I … Continue reading The Taste of Dragons Den
Just over two weeks from the end of the year and things are moving on quickly. Within the last fortnight we (Hugh Manatee) put together our list of all those little things that irritate us beyond belief. We’ve written canvas after canvas about umbrellas, mobile phones, maps, users of medication, people with disabilities and spoken … Continue reading Build, Measure, Learn!
A couple of weeks back I visited the ‘Handmade in Britain’ crafts fair in Old Chelsea Town Hall, the 10th anniversary show of craft & design. The first thing that hit me was the ornate beauty of the building. A large neo-classical structure that sits on Kings Road in the company of the likes of … Continue reading Handmade in Britain
At the beginning of each class our course director Janja Song kicks things off with a question. Nothing too serious or strenuous, but something that must be answered by all, a way to get everyone involved. Last Friday the question posed to us was ‘do we procrastinate?’ I am a procrastinator. As I write this … Continue reading Creative Confidence
If the history of the planet was placed onto one calendar year, mankind’s existence would be seen at 23:59 on December 31st; the last minute of the last day – a flash of the 4.543billion year existence of this planet. We look back on the history of our species, we gaze in awe at the … Continue reading Climate Change: The End is Nigh?
I have been living in the UK for roughly four years and I, like every other ex-pat, noticed the subtle differences between here and home (home being Dublin – which I know may be a lot less different to your home – comparatively speaking). As much as I hate trains as previously mentioned, I … Continue reading Changes are coming to Dublin’s busking culture
432 Park Avenue in New York is home to a residential complex with possibly one of the nicest bathrooms you’re likely to ever come across and for a cool £5.6m, it can be yours. Ewan McGregor, on the other hand, showed us all the opposite end of the scale in one famous scene from ‘Trainspotting’. … Continue reading Art Fairs – the Worlds Nicest Toilets?
“Banana’s – five for fifty”, “Black Cats – get your black Cats”, “Toblerones”! Each trip I had to Dublin’s City centre as a child, I was surrounded by these phrases whenever I walked down Moore Street, one of Dublin’s oldest market streets.Whether it was ‘knock off’ sports clothing, fireworks at Halloween, fruit & veg or … Continue reading Bananas – Five for Fifty
I am now coming to the end of week two of my master’s degree in Advertising & the Creative Economy and I want to ask myself, how do I feel about it? Every morning begins with the daily commute and, well, I hate trains. I really hate trains. I hate the person who decides to … Continue reading Training your Mindset