Next Steps – 08.12.2022

Regarding future international programs, my eyes are set on the Plus3 program for the Maymester next summer, and the Appalachian Hiking program perhaps the summer after that. Although in theory, I can see myself working abroad, I’m leaning toward staying within the states. I don’t think I have much incentive to go abroad, as of…

Takeaways – 08.11.2022

Professionally speaking, this experience has engaged previously subdued passions. I have a stronger sense of how to begin working toward my goals. I’ve gotten to speak with really successful individuals, which has provided necessary perspective into thinking in a more ambitious light. Over the past month, I’ve been applying these lessons in reaching out to…

Thinkhouse – 08.10.2022

Later today, we’ll be visiting Thinkhouse, a marketing agency who can claim partnership with some pretty prominent names. Something that I recognized from the company’s website that could be utilized elsewhere, perhaps in DoOrder’s case, but more realistically across all businesses everywhere, was the organizational self reflection to recognize that there was a certain customer…

DocuSign and Croke Park – 08.09.2022

When DocuSign first began generating revenue in 2005, the e-signature market was very much a blue ocean. It was because DocuSign was the first in the business that they managed to establish such a strong foothold and acquire various companies that have expanded the suite of tools they offer in the general digital agreement space….

Guinness Enterprise Centre – 08.08.2022

A commercial opportunity open to the GEC is that the really large tech companies like Google and Amazon have created the need for smaller companies to band together in order to compete. Suddenly, there has become a market for start-up unionization. Serving that need is what the GEC is doing and will likely be able…

Wicklow and Kilkenny

The valley was beautiful. The weather, clear and cool, permitted an impressive view of the surrounding mountains and a brilliant way to spend the day traveling. I especially enjoyed the shepherd’s demonstration with a few sheep and his sheep dog, Mylo. The city of Kilkenny was also pleasant. I’ve always been a fan of medieval…

The Silicon Docks – 08.06.2022

Dublin’s Docklands are a great place for tech giants to set up shop for a few reasons. The most obvious one is that Ireland has set its corporate tax rates much lower than most of the rest of the world. Compared to the normal 25%, Ireland has had it at 12.5%. They’re moving it up…

The Cliffs of Moher and the City of Galway – 08.05.2022

Here is a piece I wrote today about the cliffs: The dark, potently sapphire water, malleable against and yielding to the stoic rock, expands inward from the endless horizon. As unchallenged as the aquatic realm remains – for miles and miles – it is against the earth that it concedes, acknowledging its opponent’s immutable power…

Preparation for Dinner with the Investor – 08.04.2022

Tonight, we are going to meet with an important investor – one of two who funded DoOrder’s initiation. On the one hand, I am excited to meet him for the purpose of getting to know the man and making myself known to him. On the other hand, I’m also aware that the topic at hand…