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Toni McDermott People of the Wild Atlantic Way

Diminishing tolerance

As life goes on, our tolerance diminishes. When we're younger, our appetite for tolerance is high. As the years and decades pass, this reduces and reduces and reduces. A typical 71-year-old accepts much less crap than a typical 21-year-old. Accepting…
Toni McDermott People of the Wild Atlantic Way

A new experiment in daily blogging

This is the first day of a new experiment in daily blogging, inspired by Seth Godin. I've been reading Seth's daily blog for about six years now. I don't read every one of Seth's emails, but I open them several times a week. I don't love…
Toni McDermott People of the Wild Atlantic Way

Seven Quick Thoughts on What the Facebook News Feed "Major Change" Means for Brands, Publishers and Public Figures

A few quick thoughts, from a digital marketing perspective, on Facebook's big news this week, which promises to have far-reaching effects on Facebook News Feed and have adverse effects on brands (link to Zuck post below). 1. User Behaviour I've…

Food as medicine, and the Rich Roll podcast in Ireland

During my journey of positive life choices, food and nutrition - the idea of food as medicine -  just keeps coming up. There are very many advocates worth keeping an eye on, and one of the best is Rich Roll. If you’re not familiar with…
Toni McDermott People of the Wild Atlantic Way

This "People of the Wild Atlantic Way" photo stopped me in my tracks

I've discovered, somewhat by accident, that I love walking in a wide loop, without a destination in mind. On one long ramble in July 2017 I passed through the small village of Leap (pronounced Lep) in west Cork, and stopped to view the portraits…

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