The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 17 February 2018

The Business

The Business

A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with Richard Curran

Norman Crowley

Norman Crowley

Richard's first guest this morning is a serial entrepreneur and investor who has made a lot of money by having a keen eye for the next big thing.

Norman Crowley grew up on a farm in West Cork, but his attention switched to technology at an early age, and formed the basis for his first forays into the world of business in his early 20's. He say the early potential of the internet back in the days of dial up, but after selling his first business to what was then Eircom, he switched his attention to the gambling industry.

But these days, the issue of climate change is at the heart of Norman’s enterprises. He started the energy efficiency business Crowley Carbon in 2009. Later this month, he will open the Cool Experience in County Wicklow – a fun and educational attraction to get people young and old engaged in the issue of global warming  – and there are plans to open in Sydney and Dubai too

Future of work

Future of work

One of the key concerns of workers looking to the future is not so much how their job will change over time, but whether their job will cease to exist at all.  Advances in automation will – its’ expected – make many human careers obsolete. So are we looking at another industrial revolution and if so, what can people do now to anticipate the inevitable.Richard was joined by Ger McDonough, Director of People and Organisation of PwC Ireland.

Shop Signs

Shop Signs

They say never judge a book by its cover but should you judge a shop by its shop front? Well many lovers of the traditional Irish shop front are doing just that as they seek to preserve the iconic looks created by trades-people and artists of previous generations. Liam Geraghty has looking in the window.

Biz Around the World

Biz Around the World

Well Siobhán O’Connell of Business Plus Magazine and BizPlus.ie joins me now for our monthly look at some of the week’s international stories from the four corners of the globe.

Music Played on the Show

Barn Dance

Barn Dance

Moondog

1:08

Santa Fé

Santa Fé

Moondog

1:14

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