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About Mary Cronin

Mary Cronin is an experienced change maker focusing on stimulating entrepreneurship, developing business and leadership strategies and enabling change. Mary helps companies accelerate and transform their ideas and products using Lean thinking principles and systematic methodologies to create success, sustainability and scalability. Read More

The Nature of Networking -12 Tips

“The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity. – Keith Ferrazzi”
Networking goes hand in hand with running a successful business.  But many of us dread walking into a room and introducing ourselves to strangers.  Networking is a skill and the good news is – it can be developed. It is a necessary part of business life, and is […]

What’s your Business Model Growth Strategy?

What’s your growth strategy?
How are you creating growth in your business?

Lean thinking, customer development and business model innovation frameworks are transforming how new products are built and how growth strategies are developed.  These help organisations design products that customers need.

Lean offers ways to cut work time and eliminate waste whether you are an established or an early stage business. […]

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    Attunement and Perspective taking in Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Attunement and Perspective taking in Entrepreneurship and Leadership

A core part of Human-Centered Design (HCD), Design-Thinking and Jobs-To-Be-Done (JTBD) processes understands empathy and “perspective-taking”. Imagining yourself in another persons’ shoes.

Perspective taking skills are rooted in a cognitive skill [head] called, “Theory of Mind” meaning understanding someone else’s perspective – “mentalize” about their experience.  Empathy operates on emotional connections and feelings.
In trying to understand, move or lead others, […]

Re-inventing and diversifying your business model

With business models expiring faster than ever before, the companies that are successful are those that can diversify and create business model portfolios, writes Mary Cronin.

All organisations have a business model but many struggle to articulate it.  In the last 15 years we have seen new business models emerge and others die.  If you are not thinking about your […]

Executing lean growth strategies?

How are you creating new growth strategies in your organisation?

Lean thinking, customer development frameworks and business model innovation are transforming how new products are built and how growth strategies are developed writes Mary Cronin.

These frameworks help organisations design products that customers need and help reinvent their business models.

Lean offers ways to cut work time and eliminate waste whether you […]

Should Corporates be concerned about Disruptive Innovation?

The great thinker Clayton Christensen coined the term ‘disruptive innovation’. In his book “The Innovator’s Dilemma”, he made a distinction between two different types of technology that affect business:
1. Sustaining technologies: technological developments that help organisations to make marginal improvements—making gradual changes but remaining the same.
2. Disruptive technologies: unexpected technological breakthroughs that require corporations to rethink what their purpose […]

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    Launch of Cartier Womens Initiative Award, 3rd Feb ’14, DCU Ryan Academy, Citywest

Launch of Cartier Womens Initiative Award, 3rd Feb ’14, DCU Ryan Academy, Citywest

DCU Ryan Academy in association with ThousandSeeds is delighted to host and welcome the launch of the 2014 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards
on Monday 3rd February in Citywest.

Date: Monday 3rd February 2014
Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: DCU Ryan Academy, Citywest

Who is the Cartier Women’s Initiative?

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are an international business plan competition created in 2006 by Cartier, the […]

Entrepreneurial Education

Governments don’t create jobs – Entrepreneurs do!

An entrepreneur is not a randomly selected person pulled from the crowd. They are people who are passionate about an idea. They have a problem to solve. A successful entrepreneur follows a validation process, whether that is consciously or unconsciously. Using this process increases the likelihood of getting products to market successfully.

Our current […]

Cartier Womens Initiative Awards

Calling ALL early stage female entrepreneurs!
How business is being done today is changing. Entrepreneurship is about adaptability, collaboration and seizing opportunities. It takes courage to take our ideas and turn these into successful businesses. What the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards (CWIA) offers female entrepreneurs includes coaching, brand association and a global network. This all creates change in the world!

In […]

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    Developing and Innovating your Business – How Lean Startup Can Help

Developing and Innovating your Business – How Lean Startup Can Help

Creating a business, new product or enterprise has always been hit & miss. In the past when a business was created a business plan was created, finance raised, a team formed, a product or service created. Voila, another company opened for business! Unfortunately – the odds are against creating a business in this traditional way. According […]