Category Archives: Economics

My solution to #TheDao impasse.

1. Create a new (and properly vetted, this time) smart contract which will release an agreed and appropriate sum to the hacker. For the sake of argument, let’s say $1 million, which (it could be argued) is a just reward … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Kilkenomics 2013!

Tomorrow afternoon I will take a 2 hour journey by train from Adamstown station, near my home in Lucan, County Dublin. I’m embarking on my yearly pilgrimage to the Marble City of Kilkenny in south-east Ireland, in order to attend … Continue reading

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My Introduction to Bitcoin

I have recently become interested and invested (on a small scale) in the crypto-currency known as Bitcoin. Bitcoin was conceived of in 2008, by a mysterious individual (or, some say, a group of individuals) known as Satoshi Nakamoto, when he … Continue reading

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‘Moneyball’ – Hindsight Is A Wonderful Thing

Exposing The Myth Of Billy Beane Yesterday I watched the engrossing movie ‘Moneyball’ starring Brad Pitt which tells the story of Billy Beane, the General Manager (GM) of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. This movie was based on a book of … Continue reading

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Organizations as Psychic Prisons

The Organizational Theorist Gareth Morgan first published his book ‘Images of Organization’ in 1986, in which, through the prism of eight metaphors, he attempts to describe the nature and complexities of organizations. A metaphor is a “figure of speech which … Continue reading

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The Psychic Prison Metaphor

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The Irish Economy

“The Celtic Tiger.” “Talking Down The Economy.” “Sitting on the sidelines, cribbing and moaning is a lost opportunity. I don’t know how people who engage in that don’t commit suicide.” “The Soft Landing.” “This Time It’s Different.” “We All Partied.” … Continue reading

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