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I’ve been known to dabble in a bit of PR and I’ve come to the conclusion that sales people have a terrible nose for a story. I was involved in one of those marketing by committee (let’s cc everyone not in marketing for their marketing input) regarding a request for editorial submissions and to be quite…

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I interview at least one person per working day and I’m not a recruiter. A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “Research your Research Options” where I forbid you to limit your research activities to the humble survey.  Today, I’m asking you to consider using the not so humble interview for way more…

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So #Cong14 has come and gone and I’m happy I made the trip up and across the country from Wexford. I’m glad the journey afforded me the opportunity to catch up with one enormous little woman, and to meet and get to know a hyperlocal D12 native and a sciencey twerson. My huddles worked out well.…

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There was a time when lunch vouchers were considered a perk and you were really on the pig’s back getting your entire family covered on your company health insurance but the post on NBC news about Apple and Facebook paying for female employees to freeze their eggs has to be the most revolting talent attraction /…

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The abrupt dismissal of New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson last week highlights our obsession with the first mover advantage ideology i.e. Ms Abramson was the first female executive editor while Dean Baquet, her replacement, is the first African-American in the role. Much of the agro seems to be about Abramson hiring another person in on top and across Baquet, the…

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We all know that if you want to get the inhabitants of the land of Saints and Scholars up in arms, then attacking or comparing scholarly institutions is a sure thing. Summit founder and Trinity alumnus, Paddy Cosgrave has opened a can of worms and spilled them all over himself. I missed the interview on yesterday’s…

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MAN BITES DOG There’s an old saying among media hacks that a good story has to be a little different or unusual to catch our attention. Dogs biting humans is an everyday occurrence, a story is when the man bites the dog back.  Anyone who has seen the movie, “The World According to Garp,” will remember…

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