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Society at large and the organizations within it are often ill-prepared for sudden shifts in an economy. Forces erupt and reshape the landscape. It’s at these turning points that divergent thinkers excel. They think of unforeseen ways to harness the forces that others may have unleashed. Many people were exploring electricity in the late 1800s,[…]

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Much of our future business growth will come from inquiring minds that spot how an idea that works in one industry, might possibly transform another. Take one simple example from the early days in my career in the construction business. During a conversation with my father he told me about an innovative technique using a[…]

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One of the biggest challenges in business has always been how to grow. How to hit the big time. Successfully scaling a business is about as exhilarating as it gets in life. Your brain works a thousand percent faster and every day brings fresh excitement, new challenges and more opportunity. Unfortunately, a minority of businesses[…]

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Biggest investment in rural Ireland since rural electrification set to deliver high speed broadband to 1.1 million people 19th November, 2019: National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company established by worldwide investors in technology, media and telecommunications, Granahan McCourt, today signed a landmark State contract with the Irish Government to deliver the country’s National Broadband Plan (NBP).[…]

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Granahan McCourt led Consortium presents vision for world-class, Gigabit speed broadband for every home, farm and business in the Intervention Area National Broadband Ireland confirms several partners for project – enet, Nokia, Actavo, The Kelly Group and KN Group Consortium signals access to 1.2 million open eir poles 18th September 2018 – National Broadband Ireland, the[…]

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We need both the left and the right side of our brains to fight for needed radical change Revolutionaries from the past tend to morph into romantic icons; think Che Guevara, Rosa Luxemburg, Lenin, Robespierre.  From the safety of history, it’s possible to admire their determination and dedication without condoning their often destructive and violent[…]

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Company doubles size of team and recruits Trinity College students as its crowd-sourcing, data and digital TV businesses move into exciting new growth areas Granahan McCourt Capital (GMC) the worldwide investors in technology, media and telecommunications, has recruited a multi-national team of developers and tech specialists in its Dublin-based offices to power its expansion into[…]

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An equity-for-debt bank swap will revive Ireland’s animal spirits. *Article originally published by The Wall Street Journal in 2011. Last Saturday, as police used tear gas to disperse protesters in Athens, European Union finance ministers agreed to throw a €12 billion lifeline to Greece after the country’s lawmakers adopted a new, tougher austerity plan to[…]

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David C. McCourt has been invited as a keynote speaker for this year’s Broadband World Forum in Berlin on the 24th October at 14:00. David will be speaking to the prestigious audience about how Europe should tackle its rural broadband dilemmas, David will cover: Who is most motivated to invest in telecoms infrastructure? When should[…]

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The ubiquity of broadband and wireless networks across North America and Western Europe has led to a number of fundamental changes. For businesses and consumers alike, this connectivity has presented a golden opportunity for disruption. Companies like Uber, Airbnb and YouTube have dramatically changed their respective markets, and in some cases even the regulations governing[…]

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