Ireland as the Silicon Valley of Europe perspectives
Two successful global technology investors share their insights on where Ireland can go next.
Last week, one of the most feared men - not only in Silicon Valley but also across industries like automotives and pharmaceuticals - strode through passport control at Dublin Airport.
Asked by the guard what he did for a living, Erich Spangenberg replied: "I am an investor."
"Good," quipped the guard, "We need more people like you."
By John Kennedy
Photo: Perspectives on the smart economy: patents investor Erich Spangenberg believes Ireland can profit from astute investment in education and R&D while entrepreneur Bill Liao believes we need to eliminate red tape and tell our story better internationally
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