The rise and fall of Steorn, the brightest start-up in the Celtic Tiger sky
Steorn was the start-up that claimed it could create free energy using magnets, and tried to prove it for 15 years and €23 million. In his new book, The Impossible Dream, Barry J Whyte traces the company’s journey from maverick upstart to spectacular flame-out. In this excerpt, he meets co-founder Shaun McCarthy, who candidly examines his own vision, errors, and legacy
the perpetual-motion spoofers? The free-energy loopers?
The lads who put that ad in the Economist?
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