September 16, 2013

David's Diary

These days I am on the road a lot, traveling through most of the continents, usually giving speeches and talks explaining how I see the world economy working. This is and has been a great experience, because the more I get out and about, the more I learn. Listening to new people with new ideas helps me challenge myself. Sometimes in Ireland things can get very parochial and we can delude ourselves into thinking the world is waiting for us to get our act together. It is not.

I try to do public events when I am travelling, so if I am going to be near where you live, and you think you’d like to come and listen or even organize a session for interested people you know locally, why not see whether we can make something happen. A good example of this is a speech I gave in Sydney on November 12th 2012 with the Landsdowne Club for the Irish community down there, which was organized off the back of a talk I was doing the following night for the City of Sydney City Talks season. This is my diary for the months ahead both in Ireland and abroad. Have a gander and drop me a line to Hope to see you somewhere soon.

  1. maryoconnor

    Just read your article to-day with regard to non-urgency! As a small business owner struggling to pay up my 2012/13 taxes, I totally see where you are at! Every time we turn around there are more hidden taxes to running a business and we are the backbone of the economy but get absolutely no recognition. You are right it is all about the insiders and this applies in all kinds of areas – jouralism included! Some days I wonder why I continue and I am sure so many others have wondered too and just closed shop! Dun Laoghaire in my memory was a vibrant alternative to downtown Dublin but as you say look at it now. Who allowed the mad parking rules & fees who made it so difficult to access? Yet another set of traffic lights at the Dart station only yards away from an existing set? Sometimes I despair! We need new thinking – new approach to business and a recognition that we are the backbone of the economy – the small business owner!

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