Ray Tomlinson established the first networked e-mail system on arpanet (the internet’s ancestor), back in 1971. It was a slow start but look at us now. Nearly 3 billion e-mails are sent every single day.
When I moved to Dublin twenty years ago I had a pretty good understanding of the English language. Or so I thought. I hadn’t a clue about the different meanings between American English and British English and this has caused quite a few misunderstandings over the years...
Why taking a break from the seriousness of life is one of the best things you can do for your career.
Why is it that as soon as we reach adulthood, it’s time to get serious? Why is that our society looks at play as something just children can do? And why in the world should having a laugh make you feel guilty?
It is summer in Ireland and I hope you are enjoying it!
Thinking hard and learning new things is good for your brain health. It enhances your creativity and problem-solving capabilities.
Despite having lived in Ireland for almost 20 years I still value my Norwegian punctuality. I have tried to arrive “fashionably late” for a few dinner parties over the years but I would never apply this idea to the work place.
Forget about New Years resolutions this year. Set a proper intention instead. In order to do this you need to have a clear idea of where you want to be going.
“Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs.” Bridge Builders (1893) by the British writer Rudyard Kipling is an Indian story about the building of the “Kashi Bridge.”
It’s the first day of December today and ‘Hark Did I Hear Panic Sing?’
The company BackRub was established in 1996 as a cutting edge search engine. BackRub checked the number of back-links to a website in order to rank its importance. However, with such a strange name and a rather horrible looking logo the company didn’t last long. What happened? The founders of BackRub changed the name to Google, and the rest is history.
Entrepreneurs seldom get it right the first time. But having the ability to keep moving by making adjustments and keeping a healthy mindset improves the odds of success.
It was a recruitment ad targeting people with IT experience. I had great hopes for it to win a 'proper' creative award but all it got was a nomination. Looking back I don't think it was a bad achievement at all, but at the time I treated it as a failure.