I was speaking at the Waterford Institute of Technology yesterday at an event organised with the AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research. The theme was Business in Ireland - Building for Success. Sean Gallagher - of Smart Homes and Dragon's Den fame - gave an inspirational talk about the role of entrepreneurs in creating Ireland's future.
But the really inspiring thing was the audience of young students from WIT. They asked some great questions and seemed genuinely ambitious to succeed, despite the economic circumstances they have inherited. We would all be better off spending more time talking to our young people - who will secure our future - than listening to old commentators who have nothing to say but 'I told you so'.