A new journey

In April 2022, my prostate was removed in a radical prostatectomy. Radical meaning that more than my prostate was removed. The procedure was performed by open surgery at a public hospital in Dublin. Initially, I had planned for robotic surgery where a surgeon collaborates with a da Vinci Xi cobot….

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Get rid of the rat race mindset

I occasionally hear people talking about being stuck in the daily grind, a seemingly never-ending vicious cycle of commute-work-commute. They describe a frantic, tiresome soul-destroying existence. These people are often stressed and easily upset. While other people doing the same jobs and the same commute describe their lives in a…

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Let go of control

I am trying to stop controlling people and things that are outside of my control. I have come across quite a few controlling people in my career. These people were fixated with the actions of others and became angry when people did not behave in the manner they expected them…

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Happiness

Have the courage to be happy at work. Some people do not allow themselves to be cheery, relaxed and happy at work. They presume that their lightheartedness will be misconstrued as satisfaction with the current reality and that they lack the drive to excel in a demanding environment. But happiness…

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Meditation

I meditate every day and have done so for the last 5 years. Mediation is recognised by ancient wisdom and by modern science as a hugely beneficial practice. My daily practice has immensely helped me in my resilience, creativity, and ability to focus. Meditation has quite simply helped me achieve…

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Becoming a Data Detective

In my blog article Data Overload, I examined the rise of a new type of professional, the Data Scientist. In this blog, I explore the role of the Data Detective. Data science and data analytics are closely associated with the Industry 4.0 initiative. Scientists have been utilising data to solve…

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The Voice Of the Customer and plastic

One of the fundamental tenants of the Industry 4.0 initiative is resource efficiency and eco-friendliness. The build-up of plastic waste is a growing planet-wide concern.  Plastic waste must be reduced. Scientific and industrial advancements are converging on finding solutions to this growing problem. Approaches to reducing plastic waste include using…

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