Is Democracy Dead?

In the twentieth century America and the UK supported by the institutions established after the Second World War held sway in the world. But in the twentieth first century economic power and its associated influence is shifting to other countries and forms of government.

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From Traditional Office To Creative Workspace

The traditional office is being reinvented as creative workspace that offers a place to thrive for entrepreneurs, start-up businesses, freelance workers and even large businesses. But can it fulfil its early promise?

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5 Ways To Find And Keep Good People

Recruiting and keeping good people is at the heart of any organisation’s success. But business leaders in all areas of the economy report difficulty in getting the people they want. What can be done?

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Is It Possible To Save Retail?

Large and small retailers announce closures and staff layoffs at regular intervals as the Internet increases competition on the high street. But can anything be done?

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Is It Time For Long-Term Thinking?

News headlines and the daily flow of media stories highlight a world full of urgent and significant problems. But without developing a long-term approach to such events the right solutions will not be found.

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Is Technology Controlling Your Brain?

Technology has developed to the point of addiction as it shapes how we live as individuals and function as a society. How did it get to this point? Is there anything we can do about it?

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Do You Have A Career Plan?

Each week Nick O’ Shiel, Chief Executive, Omagh Enterprise Company, blogs on issues related to enterprise, technology and the economy. This week Nick asks if you have a career plan.

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Will Economists Ever Understand The Economy?

Economists still scramble to make sense of traditional economic models in the shadow of the decade old financial crash of 2008. Even though there is little progress in finding a solution some interesting issues are emerging.

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Are You Ready For Smart Data?

Smart Regions are developing around the world as a way to develop successful local economies and communities. But the secret of success lies in collecting, analysing and using data in a smart way.

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Do You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs suffer from the same worries and woes as the rest of the population. But they don’t let such handicaps stop them from turning an idea into a business.

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Are You Ready For Cyberworld?

Technology changes our habits and behaviours and not always in a good way. There is growing evidence that we act differently with each other when communicating online and offline.

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It’s Time To Think Like An Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs are famous for their ability to turn ideas into businesses and capacity to create jobs. But whether or not you have ever started a business you will need to think more like an entrepreneur in the future.

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Is It Time For A New Economic Model?

The financial crash of 2008 highlighted weaknesses in traditional economic models. It also underlined the need for new thinking and a new approach to understand how the economy works.

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Will Technology Control The World?

Everyday life is crammed with technology as we wake in the morning, work during the day and relax in the evening. And its impact is spreading at astonishing speed.

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Are You An Entrepreneurial Manager?

Every business must be relevant to its customers and every entrepreneur must respond to the market. But as a business grows it needs the right mix of skills to survive.

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Will Automation Steal Your Job?

Routine automation in its invisible guises surrounds us to make life easier. But in the future it will become more visible as it steals the jobs of millions of people.

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Do You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs use their experience and skills to start businesses in every part of the economy. But there are some useful questions to ask along the way.

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The Internet Of Things

The Internet provides access to information on any subject at any time. But the Internet of Things connects countless devices that collect information on everything we do.

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Entrepreneurs Move Mainstream

Entrepreneurs are often seen as mavericks with the ability to turn an idea into a viable business. But in the digital economy they are becoming an essential part of every organisation.

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Is Your Business Ready For Fintech?

FinTech is a new term to describe an emerging business sector that uses finance and technology to disrupt companies in the financial markets. It is creating opportunities for start-up companies to compete with traditional firms in the insurance, banking and financial sectors.

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