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Everyone wants to come out on the right side of any deal, and relationships are key to a good outcome. So it’s useful to understand that clients, staff and suppliers are all equal in this equation.
James Kemp outlines how to position yourself as an authority in your market so you become the natural, default choice and have clients flocking to you.
Power of the people
Take My Hands is a not-for-profit organisation that redistributes prosthetic, orthotic and medical equipment to those in need. The idea came from Searle noting that freight carriers and warehouses are usually only partly full, and thought that spare capacity could be used to send medical equipment to those in need. Here, she shares the story behind it.
As part of the New Zealand Innovation Council’s new video series, Innovation Heroes - Show and Tell, which will focus on eight specific elements required to achieve successful business growth, some of Aotearoa’s best-known innovators share their stories of innovation and inspiration. This time Sunfed Meats’ Shama Lee, Ligar’s Nigel Slaughter and Volpara’s Lisa Johnston talking funding and R&D.;
The 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards are open for entries. If you've got an amazing product, service, process or venture – or you know someone who needs to be shoulder-tapped – now’s the time to get it out there. And to help encourage entries and showcase the categories, we’re going to be regularly showcasing the best innovations we come across.View articles (10)
We regularly celebrate our community’s brilliance. But for our Design Issue, we wanted to showcase some of that brilliance in a slightly different way. So we got some of our favourite humans from the fields of art, design, architecture and creative business to play with Lego.View articles (6)
Practise makes perfect
How does behavioural science influence design? TRA's Colleen Ryan explains.
If you live in Auckland, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Paul Walsh’s work – it adorns countless Chorus DSL boxes and the Rock Shop memorial wall. The web designer-turned-artist talks how he made a living out of his hobby and why going viral online is slightly overrated.
Idealog + Insight Creative
With New Zealand tourism experiencing rampant growth, constraints are rapidly appearing because of accommodation pressures in key destinations. New hotel investment is becoming critical and, given the scale of that investment, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise took the business case to major offshore funding sources with marketing support from Insight Creative.
Idealog + Spark
Even the most casual pop culture consumer has heard of Carpool Karaoke, the insanely popular video series involving celebrities singing in a car with TV host James Corden. But who’s heard about Carpool Coaching?
The Ministry for Women has released a new report highlighting the gender pay gap between women and men and the need to take action for a more equitable society. But will anybody listen?
With Wellington on the brink of a housing crisis like that of Auckland, local charity DCM helps around 1000 people a year find and stay in housing, while also offering everything from dental and health clinics to a banking service. Wellington mayor Justin Lester and DCM director Stephanie McIntyre bust open some common misconceptions around homelessness and what’s needed to end it.
The 2017 Technology issue of Idealog is out now and is chock-full of 150 pages of tech-related goodness. This issue features stories on hacking, driverless cars, the future of finance, technology addiction, VR for good, an interview with Soul Machines, and Idealog's first ever sci-fi section. In the spirit of gratuitous self-promotion, read on for a full run-down of what you can expect in this issue.
We all know that tech has changed the property game. But VR can really disrupt things, writes Ronovationz coach and founder Ron Hoy Fong.