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“I am here to tell you there are no rules “

Entrepreneur Frank McCarthy (above) writes:

 I have just published It’s Never about the Money with OakTree Press. A controversial title I realise, but I do explain what it is all about in the book (spoiler: thinking and doing).

I explain what it takes to become an entrepreneur in whatever you do. How we can all live a more independent and fulfilling life.

The book was written for the student starting work, the woman going back to work or simply anyone fed up, who suspects there is more to this dance than lock step drudgery toward the grave.
It’s Never about the Money is filled with simple and accessible real life lessons to help you understand why and how.

it’s interspersed with biography about growing up and working in Dublin the last fifty years (or soooo) adding a little bit of history and atmosphere to the inspiration.

It’s Never About The Money (Frank McCarthy, OakTreePress)

THE IRISH lack self-esteem despite a veneer of “garrulous sociability and self-deprecating twaddle”, according to the latest edition of the Lonely Planet which has just been published

The best-selling guide book says Irish people’s reputation for having an “easygoing, affable nature is justified”, but our reputation for friendliness is mostly a manifestation of our desire to chat – and our lack of self-esteem is our “dark secret”.

And it doesn’t end there:

Larne: ‘lacking in the charm department’
Letterkenny: ‘ruined by the excesses of the Celtic Tiger era’
Galway: “a very rainy city, even by Irish standards”
Derry: ‘not pretty”

Cork: “everything good about Ireland can be found in County Cork”.


Fatalistic, pessimistic Irish still worth a visit, says guide book (Irish Times)