Young entrepreneurs in Ireland

Having struggled though all the bad news about Greece, the Euro, the economy was great to get to ‘You Don;t have to be well-heeled’ on Page 9 of the business section of today’s Sunday Times.  Great report from Sandra O’Connell. If you are a young entrepreneur then Ireland is a great place.

Tara Haughton was an early starter at 15 – but why not?  Seems to me that the web waits for no one – but the corollary is anyone can start any time.  Have a look at the Rosso Solini Shop on line.

The interview with John Egan of Archipelago is great – with references to Sandbox and http://www.power-of-youth.org/.  The whole idea of ‘Archie Talks’ is great.  I think a lot of this points to the gaps that are there because of our traditional, slow to change, educational systems.  But rather than complain, these initiatives get entrepreneurs and smart people talking and working together.  The World is Flat and these people know it.

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Happiness and emotional intelligence

Attended excellent talk by Adrian Furnham last night at the TCD Science Gallery.

Interesting discussion about the tendency in the workplace to promote engineers, scientists, accountants out of the role which they enjoy and at which they excel into management roles – demanding a completely different skills set.

In some respects reminded me of Charles Handy‘s The Elephant and the Flea.  Explains why many people may be happy to work outside large organisations – focusing on what they like to do (and being more happy).

Enjoyed, as a laymen, the explanation of the different positions on emotional intelligence and how/ whether it can be measured.  Furnham is in the personality traits camp.

Also was interested in the quick review of Seligman’s myths about happiness.

His final answer to adivce on being happy was sound:

  1. Invest HEAVILY in friends/ friendships
  2. Work at something you enjoy
  3. Stay fit and healthy.

 

 

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Is Google serious about Docs?

Does not seem to be possible to have different header, footer, no page number on cover page.

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Have been trying to use google docs for a few days now.  Have struggled through some issues and figured them out.  But now that I have produced a proposal document for a client, using google docs, it seems that I cannot have the cover page configured with different header/ footer and no page number.  And having checked in the google docs fora I see messages such as: ‘Sorry, there is no option to have different headers and footers on the first page. Can you download to Word or Open Office etc. and do the fine formatting there?’

Back to my question: Is Google for real?

 

 

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