Airbnb gets business travel ready

With business trips on Airbnb tripling in 2016 and an estimated 250,000 people using the service for work trips, which now totals 10 per cent of its bookings, Airbnb has introduced a search tool designed for business travellers. Professionals can...

/ May 30, 2018

The private airport experience

You don’t have to have your own private jet to have a private airport experience in Dublin or London – YVONNE GORDON checks out some VIP options which might suit the business traveller. If you’re a frequent traveller from Dublin...

/ May 25, 2018

Get Private Jet smart

If you like to travel to business meetings in style but can’t justify the budget to buy or charter a private jet, check out one of the services that offers spare seats on private jets around the globe, writes Yvonne...

/ April 24, 2018

Humans plus machines is the future of AI

The key to understanding the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is to see it as a way of transforming business processes, and leading organisations around the world have grasped this concept and are benefitting consequently. That’s the conclusion of a...

/ April 16, 2018

Docklands made easy

YVONNE GORDON looks at the best places to meet, eat and stay for executives doing business in the London Docklands. Where to meet The huge ExCel exhibitions and conventions centre on Royal Victoria Dock (excel.london), between London City Airport and...

/ April 12, 2018

Motivate yourself

Motivate yourself by Andro Donovan Capstone, €14.99 Whatever stage of life you are at, this highly practical book is designed to help you motivate yourself and find a higher purpose. The book offers readers strategies and tools to improve productivity and...

/ January 25, 2018

Preventing personal obsolescence

Stretch How to future proof yourself for tomorrow’s workplace by Katie Willyard Wiley, €24.99 Living longer and having more careers than any previous generation is the lot of those of working age today. The prospects of obsolescence, however, looms large...

/ January 23, 2018

Lisbon does the business

Yvonne Gordon looks at the best places to work, stay and play if you’re doing business in the Portuguese capital. Where to meet The FIL (Feria Internacional de Lisboa or International Fair of Lisbon) is the city’s main exhibition centre and...

/ January 15, 2018

Confident coding

Confident coding by Rob Percival Wiley, €19.99 Knowledge of coding is now considered a hugely advantageous skill for those looking to develop their careers or entrepreneurial activities and this book provides a very useful primer. For the self-employed, the ability to...

/ January 10, 2018

The new smoking

Is sitting the new smoking? It’s a question that’s been increasingly asked with the HSE amongst others launching a public health campaign on the topic and it is one that has potentially significant consequences for organisations. Shane O’Mara, Professor of...

/ January 8, 2018