During this last week of the school summer holidays I happened to meet two individuals, who, along with myself are each advocates and students of the lifestyle vs career movement that is gathering a head of steam as our species evolves in the early part of the 21st century. David O’Neill and Mark Kelly come…

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Two weeks ago I started this discussion with the analogy that a solid business can be likened to a 3-legged stool. Three legs guarantees that a stool will always sit solidly on the floor. In my opinion (and in my experience with Carambola.ie; €7m+ annual turnover, 100+ employees) the most effective, successful and potentially sustainable businesses…

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Last week I started this discussion with the analogy that a solid business can be likened to a 3-legged stool. Three legs guarantees that a stool will always sit solidly on the floor. In my opinion (and in my experience with Carambola.ie, €7m+ annual turnover, 100+ employees) the most effective, successful and potentially sustainable businesses MUST…

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Have you ever sat at a wobbly table in a café? Frustrating isn’t it? Searching around for something to plug under one of the four legs to attempt to steady it – you know the drill. What’s the issue? Sometimes the problem is in the floor, where there are uneven patches and one leg has…

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Our first business failed. It had been thriving one minute and the next, one element after another gathered into a perfect storm and within two years killed it. Did we see it coming? Not initially. Was it inevitable? In the end, yes. Could we have stopped it? No. Why am I telling you this? Mainly…

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