I’m fascinated by Amazon, a company that seems very switched on to what they’re doing and have built a lot of new technology to do what needs to be done to push themselves forward. You rarely hear of anyone bar Bezos and Wogels their tech guy but there has to be a whole ship of clever people in there. Here I like this interview with Bezos about trying things out and learning what happens. Thinking ahead 6-7 years as well is fascinating.
Hacking Gamification. Presentation from Kleiner Perkins on Gamification. While the g word is totally abused these days, it’s still worth looking at for all startups.
Calendar.ie, a site with the list of public holidays for Ireland (and a printable calendar).
Crawford College of Art multimedia final year multimedia and visual communication students have an exhibition starting June 10th. Hope the website isn’t a testimony to their skills.
IGNITE (in UCC) is a free 9 month business incubation programme which has been designed specifically for graduates who wish to set up new businesses and turn innovative ideas into new products and services. Applications are now open from graduates of any discipline, from any 3rd Level Institution for IGNITE – beginning in October 2011. Information evening is on June 13th.
CruiseCamp is a fun and informal business networking event with a difference. Setting sail on the fabulous Moonriver Pleasure Cruiser at 7pm from the bridge in Carrick on Shannon you will meet business owners from around Ireland while cruising on the river Shannon
Bus Éireann are sponsoring Alan Bennett to travel around the country on Bus Éireann services to events, gigs and festivals and report on them. Blog here.