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Impossible Dream: spectacular rise and fall of Steorn, Celtic Tiger’s most audacious start-up

Impossible Dream: spectacular rise and fall of Steorn, Celtic Tiger’s most audacious start-up
In 2006, a previously unknown Irish technology company by the name of Steorn created headlines globally when it took out a full-page ad in The Economist, in which it claimed to have made the scientific breakthrough of this – or any other – century: perpetual motion, nothing less than a complete and immediate solution to the global energy crisis.

The investment money poured in, with some of Ireland’s most respected entrepreneurs and institutions getting on board, but the demonstration was a spectacular failure. So how did so many well-meaning and otherwise sensible people get things so desperately, absurdly wrong? The story begins with a malfunctioning CCTV system and ends with an exploding battery, and it drives home Ireland’s frenzied state of mind during the Celtic Tiger years.
Our Price: €16.99
ISBN/EAN9780717188048
Stock: 18
Publisher: Gill
Pub. Date: June 1 2020
Author: Whyte, Barry J
Format: Paperback
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Barry J. Whyte is an award-winning journalist and author. He is currently Chief Features Writer for the Business Post.
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