Ulster Bank Markets Daily Top 3

Ulster Bank Markets Daily Top 3
FOMC Minutes: No change in outlook for December The FOMC minutes said that many FOMC participants thought a rate hike in the near-term was likely to be warranted. The discussion of growth highlighted the ongoing strength in the labour market while fr...
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What to Do When Your Personal Data Was Breached?

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The  biggest one so far this year  is the Equifax data breach in which the personal data of over 140 million U.S consumers were accessed by hackers. South Africa, Malaysia, and Australia were also hit with cybersecurity breach recently wherein millio...
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Only a Revolution Can Solve Plastic Ocean Pollution, Reduce CO2 and Reduce Over-fishing

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What if I were to tell you that it is not your fault that the seas are polluted with plastic that the fish and whales are consuming? In the same way, I can say that it is not your fault that over-fishing is destroying future fish stocks. It is absolu...
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Doctor Who and the Art of Client Management

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Doctor Who & the Art of Client Management It is like a staple of life, eventually, Doctor Who will regenerate. You may, or may not like it, but it will happen. It is the same with the person you have working on your key client(s). Your previous a...
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Most Creative and Successful PR Campaigns from the First Half of 2017

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  Now that we’re nearing the end of the year, it’s safe to say that 2017 has been quite eventful. Not only with current events and the instability of the world’s sociopolitical state, the media was filled with interesting content and PR stunts that s...
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Supporting Ireland’s Fintech Community and Driving Cultural Change Across Ulster Bank

Supporting Ireland’s Fintech Community and Driving Cultural Change Across Ulster Bank
Dogpatch Labs’ mission is to accelerate the development of Ireland’s startup ecosystem, and in partnership with Ulster Bank we have become an important pillar of the startup community in Ireland since we launched in 2015. Ulster Bank has provided us ...
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Business Still Struggling? Maybe It's Your Fault

Business Still Struggling? Maybe It's Your Fault
We're living in the age of when everything bad, so bad, bigly bad, terrible, really terrible… is someone else's fault. So who's to blame if your business is not growing? Maybe it's your fault. Consider this? If you've been feverishly working away now...
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Owning Leadership

Owning Leadership
I have always believed that entrepreneurs are the athletes of the business world. Or if you want to speak in army terms, they are the Navy Seals of the business world. Special forces and athletes Ever since I read “ The rare find ”, I have been readi...
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Future Babble; Slow vs Fast

Future Babble; Slow vs Fast
Retail is e-tail I was invited to speak at the "Retail is e-tail" conference in Monaghan. A perspective on 2022-2040, where I used the books we covered in Bookbuzz to give a perspective. Download available Singularity, AI, cyber security, lego, stati...
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Delight As The Killer App For Business

Delight As The Killer App For Business
Most firms are parasites that destroy far more than they generate. Most people are not engaged in work. 26% hate their employer. Heart attacks go up by 20% on Monday mornings. That is from “Firms of Endearment, How World Valls Companies Profit f...
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Attention Merchants and Netflix

Attention Merchants and Netflix
Tim Wu is the author of “The Switch”, which is a book about the history of communication. His latest book is “Attention Merchants; how our time and attention are gathered and sold". 1833 A similar book, but this time about the history of advertising....
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Why You Should Go With The Flow

Why You Should Go With The Flow
For one of our clients we are doing some consultancy on productivity, change management and innovation. Which brings you quickly to Steve Kotler, who has written two fascinating books on flow. One titled " Stealing Fire " and one titled " The Ri...
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Women in Business Around the World

Women in Business Around the World
The UK trails behind many countries in employment equality. What can small businesses learn from other nations? How could taking the leading countries for employment equality into account lead to better business for UK SMEs? We start in Iceland, whic...
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Tips for More Effective Interviewing in 2017

Tips for More Effective Interviewing in 2017
The job market is in an upswing, which is welcome news for both employers and employees. For those who are doing the hiring, it’s important to understand the latest trends associated with bringing on new staff. This starts with improved recruitment s...
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Ulster Bank / IDA Meet Your Neighbours Networking Event - 8th March 2017

Ulster Bank / IDA Meet Your Neighbours Networking Event - 8th March 2017
On the evening of the 8th March 2017, Ulster Bank’s FDI Team and the IDA Emerging Business Team co-hosted another successful “Meet Your Neighbours” Networking Event. These events have been running for over 3 years and this one was held in the lovely ...
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Learning to Delegate: Smart Leadership

Learning to Delegate: Smart Leadership
For start-up founders, loosening the reins can be one of the hardest parts of the job, and may even seem even counter-intuitive, but delegation is integral to the success of a business. We ask four founders how and why to let go. When you’ve built a ...
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Seven Signs of a Healthy Business

Seven Signs of a Healthy Business
Entrepreneurs want their companies to grow and make a profit, but there are some things you should keep an eye on which don’t show up in the accounts The numbers look healthy, your clients seem happy and the business appears to be growing well. But d...
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How Benevolent Will A.I. Be?

How Benevolent Will A.I. Be?
If you want history lessons about how power works “The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks” is a book to read. If you want to read a book of who will be in power in the future, this is a book to read. If you are looking...
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Businesses Are Moving Into Challenging Times - InterTradeIreland Business Monitor

Businesses Are Moving Into Challenging Times - InterTradeIreland Business Monitor
Businesses on both sides of the border are moving into challenging times from a position of relative strength with similar issues faced by firms in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. However, the number of companies across the island repor...
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The Question of Trust

The Question of Trust
Trustworthiness is at an all-time low; businesses need to generate trust among employees and management teams, particularly within larger companies. The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer made for depressing reading. From government leaders to the mass med...
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