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Conor Neill
Works at IESE Business School
Attended University of Nottingham
Lives in Barcelona, Spain
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The basic freedom we have in life is the freedom to make mistakes.  If we can’t make (reasonable) mistakes and learn from them, what freedom do we really have? “The first time it is an accident, the second time it is a decision.” My girlfriend likes to…
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“passion brings out an enthusiasm and a dedication in others” Warren Buffett Warren Buffett speaking in Italy recently Summary of his words on Inspirational Leaders “In the really great managers the common quality they have (in addition to intelligence,…
"passion brings out an enthusiasm and a dedication in others" Warren Buffett Warren Buffett speaking in Italy recently Summary of his words on Inspirational Leaders "In the really great managers th...
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Are you productive or just busy? 11 differences.  In pictures.
Full article here: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/11-differences-between-busy-people-and-productive-people.html Spend less time talking about what you will do and dedicate that time to creating the first step. What can you do now that requires the approval of nobody else? What can you do with the resources, knowledge and support that you have now? Do that. It is amazing how the universe rewards the person who stops talking and begi...
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What’s the most annoying “little rude behaviour” you see around you?   A recent New York Times article tells me that science is now showing that it pays to be nice to those around you at work.  Little rude behaviours generate a group of people looking…
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Are you productive or are you just busy? Here are 11 ways in which productive people stand out from those that are just busy.
Are you productive or are you just busy? Here are 12 ways in which productive people stand out from those that are just busy.
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I came across a wonderful series of explanation videos on youtube this morning (sometimes random internet clicking has its benefits!).  Kurz Gesagt, a Munich based design studio founded by Philipp Dettmer & Stephan Rether in 2013 creates 5 minute animated…
I came across a wonderful series of explanation videos on youtube this morning (sometimes random internet clicking has its benefits!).  Kurz Gesagt, a Munich based design studio founded by Philipp ...
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Creative Indifference (or Impartiality)

Creative Indifference A good gardener creates the conditions for growth of a garden, but cannot force the flowers to grow in an exact way.  The good gardener creates the conditions and accepts what arises. The bad gardener fights what arises.  The bad…
Creative Indifference A good gardener creates the conditions for growth of a garden, but cannot force the flowers to grow in an exact way.  The good gardener creates the conditions and accepts what...
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The title of this post came from a summary of a talk by Pat Murray. As a leader, people watch every single act.  If you are in a bad mood and act out of that bad mood, people think that is who you are.  Words are generally ignored, we watch what you allow…
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“Inbox zero?” I haven’t seen anything near zero for a decade. I think email is a hugely useful tool, and also a massive black hole that can suck up my time and energy.  I haven’t tried to manage email for the last few years on the view that almost nothing…
"Inbox zero?" I haven't seen anything near zero for a decade. I think email is a hugely useful tool, and also a massive black hole that can suck up my time and energy.  I haven't tried to manage em...
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The world has 7.323 billion people living on it (as of 20 June 2015, source Worldometer). The World as a Village of 100 If the world was a village of 100 people, 48 live on less than $2 a day.  21 are overweight and 16 are hungry.  12 speak Chinese, 5…
The world has 7.323 billion people living on it (as of 20 June 2015, source Worldometer). The World as a Village of 100 If the world was a village of 100 people, 48 live on less than $2 a day.  21 ...
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It is not that you don’t go to enough “networking” events. It is not that you don’t approach strangers at these “networking” events. It is not that nobody ever told you that a strong network is important. It is not that you have too few connections on…
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This is a guest post by Marc Siles, He is an Executive MBA from IESE Business School who leads the INNEOX team from his base in Finland! Over to Marc... The 7 Golden Behaviors – The secret to create a true “Dream Team” Here is what I would like you to do.…
This is a guest post by Marc Siles, He is an Executive MBA from IESE Business School who leads the INNEOX team from his base in Finland! Over to Marc... The 7 Golden Behaviors - The secret to creat...
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Education
  • University of Nottingham
    Psychology and Artificial Intelligence, 1991 - 1994
  • IESE Business School
    MBA, 2002 - 2004
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My username on most services is cuchullainn - a mythological hero from Irish legend
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Teacher at IESE Business School, entrepreneur and author. love running, sailing. father to a wonderful little girl.
Introduction
professor at IESE Business School,
blogs regularly at Moving People to Action
►entrepreneur: founder of 4 companies, investor in 2
►past President Entrepreneurs' Organisation, Barcelona Chapter
Bragging rights
One of the world's top BBQ chefs (according to my friend). On a global search for the world's best mozzarella. Used to own an ice-cream factory. Love sailing. Have taught over 3,500 people how to speak like a leader.
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Entrepreneur
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Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Teaching, Writing, Blogging, Management, Leading Teams
Employment
  • IESE Business School
    Lecturer, 2002 - present
  • Taxijet
    Entrepreneur, present
  • Accenture
    Manager, 1994 - 2002
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Barcelona, Spain
Previously
Dublin - Chicago - London - Sydney
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Teaching with Creative Indifference (or Impartiality)
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Creative Indifference A good gardener creates the conditions for growth of a garden, but cannot force the flowers to grow in an exact way. T

Telling Stories that Engage and Inspire
cono.rs

The 7 Steps of Great Stories At the very simplest, a story is: A character, who wants something and overcomes obstacles to get it. How can y

The Single Most Important Ingredient in Becoming Influential
cono.rs

After 12 years of teaching communication skills, I am pretty sure this is the single most important ingredient that you must learn in order

The art of persuasive communication
www.businessandleadership.com

Conor Neill, programme director for a new programme from Smurfit Executive Development at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School o

Spectacular Speaking Barcelona 2015 » 4 Things Highly Persuasive Speaker...
barcelona.spectacularspeaking.com

If no human being takes up the cause of a great idea, the idea dies. It does not matter how powerful, wonderful, impactful, positive the ide

THE THREE SKILLS OF A GOOD PROFESSIONAL
alwaysotherway.blogspot.com

I did one year ago a very interesting training to develop my communication skills in IESE and the lecturer (Conor Neill from Moving People t

Jedi Productivity
www.slideshare.net

http://cono.rs/jedi has an expanded version of this highly summarised presentation. Are you a productivity Jedi? Or, like me, do you often f

Rage against the dying of the light!
tobiasrodrigues.blogspot.com

In this poem “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, Welsh poet and writer, Dylan Thomas proclaims that the wise and good do not go gently

Presentation design blog Idea Transplant: Cover images
blog.ideatransplant.com

The ideal cover image of your presentation (the slide that sits on the projector while the audience walks in) would be one that tells your w

IESE Business School
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IESE Business School, a renowned graduate school offering MBA, Executive, Global CEO and Custom programs across 4 continents

QUIÉN SOY
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GABRIEL VALLONE BLANDAMURO 49 años, casado con Dinorah, tres hermosos hijos: Francesca, Tommaso y Tiziana Contador público y economista, esp

NEGOCIACIONES Y DECISIONES ESTRATÉGICAS - NDE©
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¿Qué clase de jefe es usted? Partiendo de las enseñanzas de Daniel Goleman sobre inteligencia emocional, complementadas con la experiencia r

Seth's Blog: Patrons and assistants wanted
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Wouldn't it be great if you had a patron who would pay for you to have the time to be your best creative self? And assistants to worry about

About Optical Character Recognition in Google Drive - Drive Help
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Optical Character Recognition in a nutshell. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) lets you convert images with text into text documents using

Reflections on Cincinnati
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It has been a little more than two months since my last post. During that period my free time was focused almost exclusively on preparing fo

Normal vs Optimal
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"But, is this normal?" Why am I so fixated by normal? What about optimal? Wouldn't optimal be a better aim? Is my life normal? Some of it, y

The changes that have brought us uncertainty and apathy in consumption |...
blog.iese.edu

Changes in consumer behavior due to the fall of values have deeply influenced attitudes in a dramatically different marketing landscape

TED Education: What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion
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I wrote "Give a TED talk" on my bucket list 4 years ago, today I feel happy to see the idea come to fruition. It is not a TED Talk per-se, i

Which of your contacts would you bet €1000 on?
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Out of the 200 people you know best in the world, who would you stake €1000 on?