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Souls, The Devil & Tox...

This is the first blog post at my new home of philobrien.com. Hello to former readers of the Personal Network blog – and welcome to new readers. I hope to cover a wider range of topics here. I am especially keen to comment on what is happening in the worlds of old, new and social […]

Conversations, Connections,...

I love the power of connection. Opening up to people and engaging in conversation just seems to spring connections and opportunities. Last week, I went to a Meetup with the folks from Conversations New York. Two of the members were kind enough to invite me (and my co-founder of Climbing Fish, John Lynch) along to […]

“Mild Rage” ...

During our conversations about Climbing Fish (the start up I am working on with John Lynch) – a friend used the phrase “mild rage”. Somehow it’s stuck – and become a term we use when we describe how people feel when they are not using their genius. We’re currently using it prominently on our holding […]

Generation Flux – Dar...

There was an article in the Huffington Post today by Fast Company Editor Robert Safian. It’s a brilliant post on many levels. It captures much of my feeling about the future of work, it quotes heavily DJ Patil (who I have written about on other occasions) – and in “Generation Flux” (twitter hashtag #genflux) it […]

Personal Networking –...

I had mentioned in an earlier post that I’d alway used an FT Business book as my “bible” for Business Planning. Mick Cope had quite an act to follow with his book – “Personal Networking”. The book is both a “quick read” and a “handbook”. QUICK READ – Taken at speed you can get lots […]