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Ron Immink      

Business book nerd, entrepreneur, founder of smallbusinesscan, CEO of Bookbuzz

Ron is a serial entrepreneur. He has started several, grown a few and sold one company. As an entrepreneur Ron has worked in entrepreneurship and SME development, training, consultancy, publishing, education, innovation and tech transfer across the globe. He is also author of a number of best selling business books.

Currently he works in the area of social media, narrative, story telling, dialogue learning, collective wisom and social learning. The concepts he is involved with as CEO and co-founder, Bookbuzz and Smallbusinesscan are both in that space.

Bookbuzz has developed a dialogugue based methodology to improve your management teams decision making (faster, better) by harnessing and tapping the collective wisdom of the organisation and merging that with the best business minds, using inspiring business books. Amongst its clients are big financiall institutions, professional services and consultancies in Europe.

With the support of Ulster Bank he developed www.smallbusinesscan.com. A free and open platform where owner managers can tap into the collective wisdom of entrepreurs and share the business knowledge, the insights, the experience and the contacts needed to generate new growth. Launched in May 2009, Smallbusinesscan is now the fastest growing business website in Ireland and is about to expand into the UK and futher afield.

He spends most of his time managing these two businesses and getting them to grow (and maybe sold). He is also an expert for the EBRD and the OECD and an advisor to a number of interesting start-ups.

Specialties Business development, strategy, business books, social media, story telling, narrative, dialogue learning, social learning and collective wisdom.

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