The more you listen, the more you understand the complexity behind each problem

“I’m a pharmacist by profession, and I have always found the greatest satisfaction in my job when I was interacting with people. It was very much a listening process and based on that I could provide lifestyle advice and help people with their health and wellbeing. The more you listen, the more you understand the complexity behind each problem. I suppose I’ve brought that mindset into everything I do today.  Working with the Dublin 2050 campaign is very similar in some ways. My role as CEO of Dublin Chamber now is to look after the business community, but also to look after the community itself and to address the broader issues facing our city, so we can create solutions to make our future better. We designed a survey, with 2050 in mind, to give the community the freedom to address these issues and to talk about our wishes for the future without any boundaries.”

– This interview is part of a collaborative campaign with Dublin Chamber. Every Wednesday of this month we will be sharing some of the ideas Dubliners have for Dublin 2050. The findings of the Survey will be used to drive the work of Dublin Chamber, as it sets out to ensure that Dublin becomes a better place to work, live and visit for both current and future generations.

Please take five minutes and tell us how do you want Dublin to be like for your kids and your grandkids? Pop-up hologram teachers? Solar taxi drones? No problem! Let’s make this city the city of the future! (Great ideas has no borders it’s open to those who live outside of the city too) Click, fill, like, share! – “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Warren Buffett