RePatriot Romania calling

  • Posted by castle33
  • On June 15, 2017
Diaspora Matters ran a two day workshop just outside Bucharest for RePatriot, an organisation dedicated to connecting the Romanian Diaspora to their homeland. There are over 4 million Romanians living outside Romania (population 38 million). Through conferences and an online platform RePatriot have developed an international network of over 7000 entrepreneurs and business people. The […]
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Sligo in London

  • Posted by castle33
  • On June 14, 2017
Great to see Sligo with their Mayor Marie Cassidy out in force in London with over 200 people at their event in the Bloomsbury Hotel recently and particularly honoured to be asked to present to them. A great example that Diaspora engagement is all about place and that place may not be a country but […]
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Networking Masterclass for the Irish International Business Network

  • Posted by castle33
  • On June 14, 2017
Ran a Networking Masterclass for the Irish International Business Network (IIBN) in London recently and it was an opportunity to float a series of ideas that resonated with them such as : How to survive and thrive in a fast moving world by Networking The myth of individualism Strong and weak connections Why companies want […]
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Federation of Irish Sports 2017 Conference

  • Posted by castle33
  • On June 2, 2017
Delighted to be asked by CEO James Galvin to MC this Conference which turned out to both illuminating and instructive. After a frank and fortright introduction from Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD there were presentations from a number of sports bodies including cricket, judo, gymnastics, handball, and sailing as well […]
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Diaspora Matters/FMI Commence 5 Million $ USAID Contract

  • Posted by castle33
  • On May 25, 2017
Dublin based consultancy company, Diaspora Matters, have teamed up as implementing partner with Washington based company,FMI, who have been awarded a 5 year $5 million contract from USAID, the foreign aid arm of the US Government. The project is to implement the ‘Harnessing the BiH Diaspora for Economic Activity’ initiative. BiH refers to Bosnia Herzegovina. […]
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Corporate alumni: Gone but not forgotten | The Economist

  • Posted by castle33
  • On April 25, 2017
Interesting article from the Economist about corporate alumni and how more and more companies are developing programmes to connect with former employees. McKinsey are the Rolls Royce gold standard in this space and now many others are following suit. Just think of it in terms of diasporas – but call them company diasporas and then […]
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The Skills Needed for Future Employment

  • Posted by castle33
  • On April 25, 2017
The Sydney based strategy company AlphaBeta recently compiled a fascinating report for the Foundation for Young Australians. The report, entitled “The New Basics” looked at the skills young people will need for the ‘New Work Order’. It is based on the belief that Australia is undergoing the most significant disruption in the world of work […]
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DM Networking Presentation and the National University of Singapore

  • Posted by castle33
  • On April 25, 2017
I recently had the opportunity of giving a presentation on Networking to the students and staff of the Centre for Future-ready Graduates (CFG) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Asia’s leading university and in the top twenty in the world. The CFG has over 50 staff and is less than two years old and […]
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McKinsey on Migration

  • Posted by Diaspora Matters
  • On December 7, 2016
Kingsley’s Blog – Given the tumultuous and tawdry events of the past year there have been spectacular winners (and how…!!!) and dramatic losers and in that latter category must go migrants and the whole issue of migration – possibly the most toxic topic in current politics. Thus it is timely and encouraging that such a […]
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