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Things that caught my interest!

Every day I, like everyone, am bombarded by different news and messages from all directions – websites, email, social media, podcasts even the good old newspapers and radio. A cursory glance or read of the headlines is usually enough but sometimes something stands out and I keep the piece to read through properly. Here are 3 that piqued my interest over the past few weeks.

  1. Global HappinessA Map of Global Happiness by Country (visualcapitalist.com)

Happiness is when a person is feeling content and fulfilled. Being happy can have a hugely positive impact on other aspects of life and those around you. The Gallup World Poll asks respondents in each country to rate their current life on a scale from 0-10. Ireland is ranked 17th out of 143 countries!

A map of the world, color-coded by the average happiness level in each country.

2. Retirement from a high powered jobThe Challenges of Retiring from a High-Powered Job (hbr.org).

After a long and successful corporate careers few are prepared for the journey they are about to embark on when retirement comes. Here’s some sound advice for any senior executives approaching this stage.


3. World StockmarketsThe World’s Biggest Stock Markets, by Country (visualcapitalist.com)

A great visual of the worlds’ biggest Stock Markets by country, based on methodology from the S&P Global Broad Market Index (BMI). The “Magnificent Seven” have also been included as a point of reference.Graphic illustrating the biggest stock markets by country






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