Economists, geopoliticians and the future of global power (Part I)
The field of economics was never intended to do anything but understand slight increases or decreases in efficiencies, methodologies and outcomes So, having spent decades being rewarded for creating relevance for forgotten footnotes, it is any surprise they could not forecast the complexity of the global economy.
Adding value, not cutting costs: Kim Kardashian could be a game changing private equity investor
Kim Kardashian’s fine tells me that the SEC is acutely aware of her ability to move markets in the direction of her choice. This is why her arrival into the world of private equity is so scary for finance bros all over the world.
The most hilarious venture capital deal of the century has dropped, and I am absolutely loving it
Do I think Neumann is sleazy and destroys value at any given opportunity? Yup. Do I think Flow is potentially a great deal for Andreessen Horowitz? Also, yes. The discrepancy between my feelings for both of these questions boils down to the changing nature of venture capital dynamics.
If Ireland has no musicians, no artists, no athletes, no young people, no fun, there will be no entrepreneurs
Even if we fix our education system to create superstars, and we make immigration seamless for the world’s best and brightest, and we develop an investment management class akin to Sequoia - nobody can actually afford and nobody actually wants to live here.
Sinead O’Sullivan: Ireland’s establishment is waging war against the young. The best defence is to leave
I was forced to leave Ireland during the last financial crash. I returned home with no assets, a fractured life, and spiralling rents. Meanwhile, the Generals of this economic war remain the same. I’m out.
Sinéad O’Sullivan: Immigration, innovation, and Ireland
We are not going to be able to prevent talented people from leaving Ireland - nor should we. But could Ireland create the innovation ecosystem it needs by enabling people to come here as quickly and easily as possible? It is time to reform our immigration system.
Mediocrity at scale and the Irish education system: An essay by Sinead O’Sullivan
Creating people who can build things starts and ends with education. Yet, our system is designed to take the one-in-a-million extraordinary people and make them mediocre before they’ve even had a chance to realise the scale of their potential.
From Mariana Mazzucato to education, European innovation is in crisis: An essay by Sinead O’Sullivan
Most of Europe is not creating the right people who can build things. Meanwhile, the European government funding ecosystem is broken and following the wrong strategy. So, let’s not continue to kid ourselves that everything is okay.