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SF Gate Vs SF Chronicle

Print’s not dead. How Hearst is using social to power-up its papers.

The Newspaper business is dead? Don’t tell that to Hearst. By Brett Lofgren | September 12, 2017 NewsWhip’s Global CRO Brett Lofgren discussed the future of “print” in an interview with President of Hearst Newspapers Digital Media, Robertson Barrett. In the age of digital, how are print papers adapting? In the journalism industry, we constantly hear that print is dead. Last month, the New York community lost an iconic brand when the Village Voice announced plans to discontinue their print operation after 60 years. For those under a certain…
Algorithm as a Service

Analizo launches Europe's first algorithm-as-a-service, bringing robo-investing capabilities to the wealth management industry

Robo-investing breaks into the wealth management industry On 19 September, Analizo launched Europe’s first algorithm-as-a-service (AaaS), bringing quantitative investing technology to asset managers and private banks. With 9 out of 10 actively managed funds…
Applegree receives the Star of 2016 Award at the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards in Brussels

Applegreen wins prestigious European SME Award

Star of 2016 award won by Applegreen Applegreen, the #1 motorway service area operator in the Republic of Ireland, has won the prestigious “Star of 2016” at the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards. Applegreen beat off stiff competition from the two other…
Hybrid's National Sales Manager - Textile & Apparel, Stephen Woodall with the Mimaki Tx300P-1800 printer in the company's showroom.

Mimaki Tx300P-1800 already proving a Fashionable Choice

Strong uptake on Mimaki Tx300P from both the education sector and within the textile printing industry. Following its unveiling during ITMA Milan, the popular Mimaki Tx300P-1800 has put the manufacturer at the forefront of direct-to-textile printing bringing…

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Applegree receives the Star of 2016 Award at the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards in Brussels

Applegreen wins prestigious European SME Award

Star of 2016 award won by Applegreen Applegreen, the #1 motorway service area operator in the Republic of Ireland, has won the prestigious “Star of 2016” at the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards. Applegreen beat off stiff competition from the two other…
Irish Stock Exchange Quarterly Statistics Q3 2016

Irish Stock Exchange Quarterly Statistics Q3 2016

Q3 2016 statistics show over 35,000 securities listed on Irish Stock Exchange markets Listings on ISE markets exceed 35,000 securities 1,438 new debt listings in Q3 including Canadian, Latin American and European issuers Funds from Babson Capital, WisdomTree…
Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) infographic re Q2 2016 statistics and highlights

ISE shows growth

Irish Stock Exchange listing figures grow to over 35,000 securities Quarterly statistics published by the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) on 14 July show that the ISE has over 35,000 securities from over 4,000 issuers in 80 countries around the globe on its…
Dalata Executive Team at the launch of Dalata Hotel Group at the Irish Stock Exchange

Irish Stock exchange extends to 28 companies

Dalata Hotel Group joins the ISE’s Main Securities Market Dalata Hotel Group (Dalata), the largest hotel operator in Ireland, has transferred its listing to a primary listing on the Main Securities Market (MSM) of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE). Dalata…
(L-R) Justin Keatinge, CEO, Version 1, Orla O'Gorman, Head of Equity, ISE, Karl Flannery, CEO, Storm Technology, Eoin Goulding, CEO, Integrity 360 at the graduation of IPOready

#IPOready companies graduate from ISE leadership programme

 High-potential companies have graduated from #IPOready #IPOready is the Irish Stock Exchange’s leadership programme for executives, which enhances skills in raising capital, investor relations and business management. Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and…
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Quarterly Statistics - Irish Stock Exchange

Q1 2016 statistics show 34,382 securities listed on ISE markets. Main headlines: Listings on ISE markets grow to almost 34,400 securities Equity trades reach record levels and turnover rises by 26% as ISE extends its strategic partnership with Deutsche…

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Hans‐Ole Jochumsen re‐elected as FESE President

Deirdre Somers re‐elected as FESE Vice President.On 29th November 2012, the General Assembly of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) unanimously approved to renew the appointment of Hans‐Ole Jochumsen, Executive Vice President of the NASDAQ…

Euro rates fixed – but for how long?

The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept rates at 1 per cent despite growing concern about creeping inflation in Germany and high consumer prices throughout the euro zone. Add the impact of pumping €1 trillion of ECB liquidity into Europe’s banks and some…


First day trading 2012 UK The UK FTSE ended up 2.3 per cent to close at its highest level since the end of October last year as it played catch-up on the gains made elsewhere on Monday when the London markets were closed for the New Year bank holiday. It…

Snapshot of Irish shares and European stocks over Christmas

The trend for some Irish shares was marked by a slight upward move, principally led by companies such as CRH and Aminex. However, shares fell elsewhere as investors continued to show concern about the size of the loan book from the European Central Bank to…

Markets surge on Central Banks' intervention

It’s amazing what happened when the US Federal Reserve as well as the world's five other main central banks flooded the markets with cheap access to US dollars this week! World stock markets surged! The Irish exchange rose 3.9% with the FTSE in the UK gaining…
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U.S. Stocks Update Wednesday 23rd November 2011

Stock Sectors 3 Month % Change Communications -4.04% Consumer Durables -2.91% Consumer Non-Durables +0.23% Commercial Services +1.67% Electronic Technology +4.05% Energy Minerals +0.69% Finance -4.41% Health Services +3.61% Retail Trade +7.41% Technology…

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Some simple tips on making your

house more energy efficient

save-energysave-energyA good place to start is the Sustainable Energy Ireland website ( where you can complete a simple survey about your home appliances energy consumption and be given a score out of 30.

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European SMBs nearer to full

digitisation than large businesses.

David Mills chief operating officer Ricoh EuropeDavid Mills chief operating officer Ricoh EuropeSmall and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across Europe are moving much faster than their peers in larger organisations in the race to complete key digital transformation initiatives, according to research commissioned by Ricoh Europe. Almost two thirds of SMBs (64 per cent) expect to digitise their remaining physical documents within the next three years, compared to less than half (46 per cent) of large businesses. In addition 78 per cent of SMB business leaders said that employees can work on documents from any work-supplied mobile device, compared to 69 per cent in large organisations.

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Bono shows exceptional investment

judgement in emerging internet stocks.

Bono and The EdgeBono and The EdgeWant to double your money? Well then take a leaf out of U2 duo, Bono and The Edge’s investment portfolio spreadsheet and you might learn a trick or two.

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Companies face losing customers and revenue without them.

Chas Moloney, director, Ricoh UK and IrelandChas Moloney, director, Ricoh UK and Ireland

According to new research commissioned by Ricoh, the number of 'intelligent workers' (iWorkers) in European businesses is expected to rise sharply over the next five years. It is estimated, currently, that four per cent of European business leaders would describe the majority of their staff as iWorkers: reliable and skilled employees who have 24/7 access to all the necessary information to meet the needs of the business and its clients. However, there is a strong view among business leaders that there will be a significant change over the next five years, with 37 per cent believing that by 2018 the majority of their workforce will be iWorkers.

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The Hidden Games:

By Paul Mooney (PHD).

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My youngest daughter, Nicole, is 15 – going on 27! Last week I asked her to tag along on a visit to see my brother and her cousins in Sutton. She had zero interest – but I eventually cajoled her into going. Her pushback was: “You make me go everywhere with you. I’m like a Poodle in this family”. It was both cheeky and funny. Nicole is getting to the age where she deliberately wants to change roles, moving on from being a compliant child to a young, independent adult. This recent photo is Nicole after she was ‘styled’ by her big sister as part of a college fashion project. Another, crazy hormonal teenager in the house! Just what we needed!

Family Roles:

We all played roles in our family of origin.  We learned to be the pleaser, the rebel, the successful one and so on. These roles are unconscious. We didn’t deliberately choose them – but we picked up cues from parents and siblings and learned how to play out the role. There is solid research evidence to suggest that families get locked into behaviour patterns and even resent when one member tries to change roles. Example A: In some families where a member suffers from addiction, there can be subtle pressure for the addict to remain in a dependency role – as this allows others to play out their roles (rescuer, aggrieved sibling etc.).  I know, I know, this sounds counter-productive, even somewhat bizarre. The central point is that family roles are strong and, once embraced, are not easily shaken off.

Organizational Roles:

The really interesting point is that we sometimes carry these family roles into the workplace. We behave in ways, which mirror the roles we played in our family of origin – again often unconsciously. Example B: A person ‘sucking up’ to the boss may be recreating a role that they played in their original family – using the same attention seeking behaviour used with a parent. It is a learned behaviour which worked ‘then’ and is being re-created ‘now’. Example C: At a meeting, the discussion between two executives becomes heated. There are contradictory points of view and these are being argued ‘robustly’.  The Chairperson of the meeting uses humour to help ‘calm’ down or even deflect the debate (“we will take that one off line”) because she is personally uncomfortable with expressions of anger or open conflict which makes her feel nervous (often, for reasons which are not fully understood).

Role Continuation:

Nicole MooneyNicole Mooney

When coaching individual managers, I try to uncover the motivation or drive which underpins specific behaviours. Sometimes, I have the opportunity to observe clients in their workplace and witness this directly (what David Attenborough might describe as natural habitat observations). Where the analysis suggests that the problem is one of ‘role continuation’, clients usually dislike this. Firstly, the concept is hard to explain (people see it as ‘psychobabble’). Secondly, people don’t like the idea that their behaviour is following a pattern i.e. they do not consciously control it. Executives, for the most part, consider themselves as being in charge of their own destiny and rail against the idea that they are somehow following ‘invisible train tracks’. So, this particular diagnosis has to be used sparingly, and only when there is good evidence to support it (or, a solid Client: Coach relationship which will withstand the conversation).


This role-continuation idea is not always relevant in coaching. But, sometimes, it helps to explain patterns of interaction which seem particularly difficult to shift. It raises questions like: Why does conflict make me feel anxious? Why do I see joking/humour as ‘unprofessional’?  When someone makes even a mild ‘sexist’ remark, why does this drive me nuts? If I get called to the boss’s office, why do I feel a sense of dread?  And so on.

The reflection point is to understand the role that you have been playing in your organization. Is there any connection between this and the role you played in your family of origin? In line with the view that you are the ‘CEO of your own life’, sometimes you need to re-consider those old tapes and perhaps lay down some new tracks. It’s not an ‘easy’ suggestion to follow up and you may need support from a sibling or a counsellor to ‘tease out’ some of the issues involved. But the ‘prize’ is potentially BIG, allowing you more personal control on how you respond to events. You will be familiar with the tagline: Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life… Embracing that idea and moving into a position where you control your emotions and behaviour is the root of mental health.

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