PATRICK AND JOHN COLLISON (the youngest guys at left) took their story onto the couch with RTE Late Late host Pat Kenny tonight and shared some ideas with a grateful audience, many who watched and texted away on Twitter and Jaiku during the 15-minute interview [11 MB 96 kbps MP3 file]. The Collison brothers have achieved millionaire status, an unusual achievement for any teenager, especially one who hasn't finished high school. We listened to their success story during a Limerick OpenCoffee session several months ago but no matter how many times I hear what they've done, I wish that someone with government vision would simply listen to the support mechanisms they found most helpful, then set out to establish a new framework that served entrepreneurs who want to live and work as part of Ireland Inc. We will follow this line of thought on Thursday in the Absolute Hotel during the April OpenCoffee meet-up in Limerick. It's free and will have a Qik stream for part of the session.
Photo by TouristR. Audio from RTE Late Late segment hosted by Pat Kenny and recorded as a Qik stream. The audio segment above will be snapped into Inside View 71 on Wednesday.
Bonus Links: Photos from OpenCoffee and "Inside the eBay ecosystem".