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How To Fly First Class.

How To Fly First Class.

STORY. Although it’s nigh on forty years ago, Reilly will always remember the day he flew First Class for the first time. He’d just joined the Priority Management organisation as a young and innocent time management trainer and was en route from Vancouver to Quebec...

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Shoot To The Moon And Back.

Shoot To The Moon And Back.

STORY. Reilly just about made it to the pub on Friday evening before Statty’s performance. Which is just as well because Statty’s presentation on The Domino Effect was a game-changer. Statty had commandeered the back of the pub and had assembled what looked like a...

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A Manifesto for 2024

A Manifesto for 2024

STORY. Reilly bumped into a guy he hadn’t met since college at the Christmas market. ‘Time has certainly been kind to you,’ said Reilly, observing that little had changed about the man in forty years. ‘You should have seen me thirty years ago. They didn’t expect me to...

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How To Come Top In Your Class?

How To Come Top In Your Class?

STORY. Everyone sniggered when Reillys buddy, Flaherty, signed up for a course in the university on of all things - Philosophy. They laughed overtly when they heard of his performance in his first exam at the conclusion of the first semester. The Professor, an...

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The Ultimate Formula For Business Success

The Ultimate Formula For Business Success

STORY. Everyone wondered how Reilly always managed to secure tickets to all the soccer internationals. And seated in the corporate box too,  surrounded by all the alickadoos and WAGs. Nobody knew until now. Part of Jack Charltons remuneration package, if he succeeded...

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

STORY. Reilly met him on his very first hour as a boarder in Roscrea. Half a dozen heartbroken 12-year olds fell in forlornly on the cold tiles of the austere front hall of the College.  For most they were experiencing the first serious separation from their mothers...

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If You Can’t Be A Poet, Be The Poem.

If You Can’t Be A Poet, Be The Poem.

STORY. Few social anthropologists have had as astute or profound an understanding of what makes the Irish psyche tick than the late Niall Toibín. Asked once was he proud to be born in Cork he exuded the ultimate humility by proclaiming that ‘I’m not so much proud as...

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ARE YOU A QUITTER; A CAMPER; OR A CLIMBER?

ARE YOU A QUITTER; A CAMPER; OR A CLIMBER?

STORY. Hardly a Smácht session occurs without someone alluding to a ‘mountain’ in one form or another. Mountains are a much used metaphor for business and life. How many times have you heard people say? I’d move mountains to be with you. You’re making a mountain out...

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Three Must Have Tools To Grow Your Business

Three Must Have Tools To Grow Your Business

STORY. Damien McDonnell attended the first ever Smácht session in the Castle Oaks House Hotel on February 22nd 2011. He wasn’t your typical Smácht profile in that he didn't own a business but rather was on his first day of work as a salesperson at a company called...

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Live Life Like A Buffalo

Live Life Like A Buffalo

Reillys uncle Stiofáin was an avid traveller.  Each year he'd visit his brother in America and together they'd explore the vast plains and mountains of that massive nation.  And on his return he’d fill Reilly up with tales and stories of that great land. This...

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