Did you know that a major driver of businesses in Silicon Valley was a form of employee ownership? Most start-ups could not afford to attract and retain talent by paying cash, so they used share options to entice talented people to join and more importantly stay and grow the company. This is how Facebook Millionaires were created, and why they stay with the company.
Ireland's own Silicon Docks is only across the river from the Spencer Hotel where on the evening of the 24th November the pre-eminent advocate for employee ownership, Dr. David Erdal will deliver the Irish ProShare Association's annual Jack Fitzpatrick Lecture.
Tickets are €35 and SPACE IS LIMITED so ensure your seat today to hear this enthralling speaker during a rare visit to Dublin.
About David Erdal
David Erdal has worked for over 20 years in transferring ownership of companies to all their employees. As chairman of Tullis Russell, the paper manufacturing company based in Scotland, he designed and led their employee buyout, completed in 1994. From 2001 he was MD of Baxi Partnership, a fund aimed at structuring and financing all-employee buyouts. In this capacity he helped Loch Fyne Oysters become wholly employee-owned in April 2003. Recognising that the story was worth telling, he stepped back to write the book LOCAL HEROES.
He has also worked with other employee-owned companies, and given advice on employee ownership in several countries, including Slovenia, Zimbabwe and China. He has a BA in Chinese from Oxford (1970), an MBA from Harvard (1981) and a PhD from St Andrews (2000). He lives in Scotland.
You can get a taste of David in action via this YouTube clip at a Tedx talk in Edinburgh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb2h0qPWp2Q
What is the refund policy?
A full refund will be given for cancellations received 48hrs before the event. Thereafter no refunds will be given.