Virtual realities or possibilities
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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.;
Wish we'd thought of that
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)
It’s now a reality: those kickass-looking HUD-displays that you see people rocking while riding motorcycles in sci-fi films. And you can thank New Zealand start-up Reyedr.
That's no moon
Kathy MacVicar has been in retail for 25 years, so when it was time to fit out her new Flying Saucers outlet in Auckland’s Milford Centre, she knew just what she wanted.
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.
Two is better than one
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.
Game of Thrones may be fantasy - but it offers several real-life lessons on how to be an effective, and not-so-effective, leader, says Sarah Pearce.
Don't get left behind
The dog days aren't over
We all know that tech has changed the property game. But VR can really disrupt things, writes Ronovationz coach and founder Ron Hoy Fong.
This year’s finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards have been announced, and as usual they consist of some of the most innovative and business-savvy humans in Aotearoa.