Harnessing the power of ideas

Aileen O’Toole of the Ideas Campaign, which aims to harness people’s ideas for economic growth, writes about the genesis of the idea behind her first business

7th March, 2009

Twenty years ago this summer, a friend and former colleague, Frank Fitzgibbon, met me to discuss a business idea - a new Sunday business newspaper. A meeting was set up with three other business journalists. We spoke of the gaps in the market, raising capital, launch plans and beating the competition. We were exhilarated - well four of us were, the fifth slipped away.

Five months later, in November 1989, The Sunday Business Post hit...

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