Corporate Ireland « Shane Ross

By: Shane Ross  05/12/2011

Corporate Ireland « Shane Ross

LET me tell you the story of lucky old Eileen. Lucky Eileen landed a job last week. Not any old job, but a six-figure job. It will carry all the bells and whistles of the financial sector. Her package would not humiliate a banker. Eileen was not interviewed for the appointment. She was, somehow, assumed …


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International Affairs « Shane Ross

Certainly not during the time, two decades ago, that I was swallowing all the testosterone-tainted tales of the male-dominated financial world. Yet the recent collapse in stock markets has prompted me to acknowledge that, when it comes to investment, testosterone is a curse. I WAS never a natural convert to the ranks of the feminists.


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Regulating Auctioneers « Shane Ross

Throughout lunch, the words of US essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson kept ringing in my ears: “The louder he talked of his honour, the faster I counted the spoons.. CONFESSION time: A few weeks ago, I broke bread with an auctioneer.