Paul Cooney

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How to Build a Homemade Windmill for Alternative Energy

Build a Homemade Windmill for Alternative Energy<p>Step 1<p>Order your windmill building plans as well as the DC motor. See the Resources section for a …

Windmill

Crowds from around the country gather for Tullamore Show FBD National Livestock Show

Thousands of visitors have been pouring into Butterfield Estate today to attend the Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show.<p>Around 60,000 …

Ireland

Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.

Here are five things you can do to make your job hunt easier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every single time I interview a candidate for a position at work, I always start out by saying, “Tell me about yourself.”<p>Of course, I start with a little small talk here and …

Employment

I Read the 1936 Book That Launched Warren Buffett's Career and It's Truly Inspiring

Dated? Yes, of course -- it's 82 years old. But it's also surprisingly inspiring.<p>Warren Buffett is probably the most successful investor in American history. He credits a 1936 book called <i>One Thousand Ways to Make $1,000</i> (which he found in the library when he was 7 years old) with giving him his …

Great Depression

A head recruiter at Amazon says the best résumés are data-based — and there's an easy formula you can follow

Hiring managers look to your résumé to find out all about your previous jobs and experiences.<p>But Celeste Joy Diaz, a recruiting manager at Amazon, said there's a right way to talk about yourself — and quite a few ways to mess it up.<p>For starters, you can't just name drop the company or your job …

Employment

Brianna Lost 100 Pounds in 1 Year by Drinking This Every Single Day

After gaining 70 pounds during her pregnancy, Brianna Bernard's goal was to lose the baby weight, but she ended up losing way more! Find out how this 32-year-old mom lost 107 pounds in just one year, which inspired her to become a personal trainer and nutrition coach so she could help others become …

Weight Loss

This is Simon Sinek's Guaranteed Secret to Success Most of Us Won't Do

Best-selling author and TED speaker Simon Sinek says we focus too much on dramatic actions. On the Tony Robbins podcast, he shared what to do instead<p>Independents tend to go to extremes: We get passionate about an idea, stay up all night to make it real and are more susceptible to burning out before …

Self-improvement

Why Your Return From Home Equity Is Always Zero

Home equity is an awful investment. It is unsafe, illiquid and its rate of return is always zero. Home equity is your “skin in the game” — it’s the difference between your home’s value and how much you owe on the loan.<p>If you own a $500,000 home and owe $400,000 on the loan, you have $100,000 in …

Personal Finance

Tiny farm grows giant crop in old Dartmouth shipping container

A 12-metre shipping container that once sent goods overseas is now an urban farm on the Dartmouth waterfront that's feeding customers closer to …

Aquaponics

Here's What You Really Need to Know About Blockchain

Eliminating information bottlenecks is how blockchain will truly make an impact<p>In 1970, a scientist at IBM Research named Edgar F. Codd make a remarkable discovery that would truly change the world. Though few realized it at the time, including at IBM, which neglected to commercialize it. It was …

Databases

How Jeff Bezos makes the right decision 30 years in advance

Throughout the years, many people have doubted Jeff Bezos and Amazon.<p>He’s most famous today for being the richest person alive, and while his image in the media oscillates between both good and bad, one thing is for certain — no one doubts him anymore. Amazon is an absolute giant of a company.<p>That …

Jeff Bezos

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Innovation

The rust belt is being sold a lie – China has funded US spending

First it was Europe, Canada and Mexico. Now Donald Trump’s focus has switched to the real target for his trade war: China. Wilbur Ross, the US commerce secretary, is in Beijing for talks aimed at reducing America’s $30bn-a month-deficit. Exports of Chinese high-tech manufactured goods are top of …

Globalization

15 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Small Business Today

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur waiting to start your own small business or side hustle, here are plenty of reasons to quit waiting.<p>Want to get really, really rich? Starting your own business is the best way. Want your upside to be unlimited? Starting your own business is the best way. Want to …

Self-improvement

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

10 apps parents warned to look out for on their children's phones

Police have urged parents to check their children's phones in a warning about 10 apps that should be "off-limits".<p>The list was created by an American …

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even "drives people?" (Maybe into the …

China has a supermarket unlike anything in the US — and it has 2 major advantages over Amazon Go

The biggest e-commerce company in China, Alibaba, is growing a chain of cashless supermarkets unlike anything in the US. The chain, called Hema, will double its locations in China to nearly 60 this year.<p>Shoppers use their phones to pay for food at Hema, much like at Amazon's new cashierless stores, …

eCommerce

10 Incredible Uses for Cryptocurrency and Blockchain You Probably Haven't Thought of

Cryptocurrency to battle election fraud? De-corrupt charities? Make the world greener? Who knew?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Now, more than ever before is a time to be thinking about cryptocurrencies. Over the past few years, cryptocurrency has grown exponentially …

Fundraising

Insurance Is Changing In A Big Way That Will Affect You: Here Is What You Need To Know

A new carrier is disrupting the entire insurance industry with a new business model, while technology companies help legacy carriers transform themselves to compete in rapidly changing market.<p>The insurance industry as we know it is undergoing a huge change - representing perhaps the biggest …

Tyson Foods Injects More Money Into Plant-Based Meat

This week Tyson Foods announced that it made a follow-on investment into Beyond Meat, increasing the five percent ownership stake it established last year (terms were not disclosed). This was part of the latest fundraising round for the California-based Beyond Meat, which makes a burger designed to …

Agriculture

Why you should avoid consuming vegetable oil at all costs

I, like billions around the world, got trapped in the con of vegetable oil. There was competition among oils, “oh canola is better than sunflower”, …

What Meat Labels Like 'Organic' and 'Grass Fed' Actually Mean—and Whether You Should Care

Trying to buy meat these days can seem like a quiz on how well you know your labels. There’s <i>organic</i>. <i>Grass fed.</i> The always-vague <i>natural.</i> Sometimes—OK, …

Rich millennials are shunning the golf communities of their parents for these elite new neighborhoods

Farm life has taken roots in cities and suburbs across America.<p>A new type of neighborhood known as an "agrihood" — short for agricultural neighborhood — marries idyllic settings in nature with resort amenities. Loosely defined by the Urban Land Institute as master-planned housing communities with …

A new Jeff Bezos-backed warehouse farm will grow enough produce to feed over 180,000 people per year

Following a $200 million investment this summer — the largest agriculture-tech funding round in history — vertical farming startup Plenty is expanding beyond its Bay Area roots.<p>The company is opening a second farm in the greater Seattle area, Plenty CEO Matt Barnard told Business Insider. Located …

Aquaponics

Why more millennials are buying homes with farms and spas

Agrihoods are the new country club for young professionals looking for luxury and sustainability<p>The most coveted amenity these communities have to …

Solar-powered aquaponic greenhouses grow up to 880 lbs of produce each year

Fresh produce – ideally grown locally right in your backyard – is essential to a healthy diet, but with scores of people either lacking the space, …

Aquaponics

It Took LinkedIn's CEO Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Any one of these practices will make you a better leader.<p>With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper …

Leadership