“Progress is impossible without change. Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” George Bernhard Shaw If you can’t change your mind, then you’re not using it. Adaptability is important. If you don’t change and update your world view based on new information and new perspectives, you are dangerous. If you tend to fight… Continue reading When was the Last Time You Changed Your Opinion?
If you are to build a great business, you need to know how to hire great people. There are 3 things you want to see in a person to know that they will make a lasting positive impact on the organisation. Can they do the job today Will they do the job long term Do… Continue reading How to Hire Great People
I’ve had a few people asking me for specific details on the kit I use to make videos for my YouTube Channel. The most basic videos, I make with my iPhone 7. Enter photo app, selfie mode, hit video and talk. My friend Seb Lora has over 220K youtube subscribers and does most of his… Continue reading Conor’s Camera & Audio Kit for Vlogging
This video comes from the foothills of the Wicklow mountains, near my parent’s house in Dublin. I was teaching at the UCD Smurfit Business School and then spent the weekend down in Wexford at the opera festival. My parent’s have been big supporters of this festival over the last 20 years and it was important… Continue reading There are no “They”
In his TED talk, Stephen Duneier explains that what defines him are not titles, but an approach to decision making that transformed him from someone who struggled with simple tasks to a guy who is continuously achieving even his most ambitious dreams. For thirty years, he has applied cognitive science to investing, business and life.… Continue reading How to Achieve your Most Ambitious Goals
It’s a “first world problem”. Flight delays. When air travel works, I love travelling as a speaker and teacher. When there are delays… I start to reconsider how much it should be worth to leave my comfortable home city of Barcelona. What to do when your flight is delayed? Step 1: be grateful that I… Continue reading The Joy of Flight Delays
The more choices you make throughout the day, the harder each one becomes for your brain. As it tires, your brain looks for shortcuts. The 2 most common decision avoidance tactics are: to act impulsively (without seeing the consequences of the decision) to procrastinate (do nothing) Taking decisions takes willpower. Willpower is a form of… Continue reading Decision Fatigue for Leaders
Jeff Bezos of Amazon has a very clear view on how to dedicate his time as a leader of his business: Time working on the Future Time working in the Present How does Jeff allocate his time? 50/50? 80/20? 90/10?… What do you think is the allocation of time that Jeff aims for himself? What… Continue reading How does Jeff Bezos spend his time?
The secret to a good life? No, just a simple reflection on the nature of things. The important gestures you can make each day that really make an impact on others over the long time, are often so small that they are easily forgotten each day… but over 10 years the presence or the lack… Continue reading An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
I have been on and led many corporate and group retreats over the last 16 years around Barcelona. This blog post serves primarily as a reminder for myself of some of the great locations that I have used. (I will be adding to this post over time, so bookmark it and come back regularly when… Continue reading Retreat Locations near Barcelona