Jim Carroll writes for the Irish Times and has chatted to all kinds of people doing all kinds of great things as part of Banter, the series of public interviews, discussions and conversations, he produces with Eoin Cregan for Bodytonic Music. He is a great example of how you can make a living doing what you love and in a way that works for you, as he said during this interview ‘I have lots of part-time jobs and that’s how I like to work’. A resident of Dublin with a keen sense of what’s happening with culture and creativity in the city there’s no better person we could have featured on our last Great Life Podcast of 2015 to talk about diversity, culture and creativity in Dublin. We hope you enjoy our last GreatLife Podcast of the year; we’ll be back next year with more inspiring chats.
In the run up to The Startup Gathering and our final Startup Salon of the year (tickets here), which is part of the line up of events that week, we are thrilled to have one of the most passionate advocates for the startup community in Ireland chat to us about how he got entwined in the startup scene in Ireland and how he swapped music for startups way back in the days of long shaggy hair and amazing music: Gene Murphy -the startup man with the ginger beard!
Garrett Fitzgerald, co-founder of Brother Hubbard and Sister Sadie, has a great philosophy about life and following your dreams. He shares this with founder Janice Valentine in this month’s Great Life Podcast.
Founder Janice Valentine had the pleasure of being one of Book-E’s coaches during July’s Startup Weekend and thought it inspiring that a team so young (two members of the Book-E team are 16 & 17) could go head to head with people with much more experience and win.
Janice talks to them about what it means to win a competition like Startup Weekend and why other school goers should participate – if not just for the experience it will give them.