Tim Harford

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 Sir Ernest Shackleton: objective shifted from adventure and personal glory to guaranteeing a safe return home for himself and his crew.  Photograph: Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.

Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn uses the story of Irish-born polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s failed expedition to cross Antarctica to(...)

Alistair Tosh, head of executive education at IMI (left) with  Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane during a Q&A at the Irish Management Institute National Management Conference 2014

Roy Keane broke cover in what has been one of his first appearances since the publication of his controversial autobiography today when he appeared al(...)

The two things that people will always be better at than machines are motivating others and coming up with original ideas. Photograph: Getty Images

Will McKinsey exist in 50 years’ time? This question has lodged itself in my mind after reading a piece in the firm’s magazine that tells us what b(...)

Martin O’Neill: will give personal leadership lessons

I hear there will be an announcement next week that Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane, the Batman and Robin of Irish football, will speak at the Irish Mana(...)

From left: Bill Archer (Eircom Business Solutions) and Simon Boucher (IMI), at the launch of this year’s National Management Conference

Speaking of sponsorships, the Irish Management Institute has dialled up Eircom Business Solutions to support this year’s National Management Conferenc(...)

John Maynard Keynes.  In academic economics, the revolt against Keynes was born out of something called rational expectations, a way of thinking about human behaviour that tore the macroeconomics profession apart.(Photograph:  Gordon Anthony/Getty Images)

Emotions and feelings play a crucial role in economics. Estimates of consumer and business confidence are crucial inputs into any forecasting exercise(...)

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