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Mind fuck: The perils of the hero entrepreneur mythology

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Mind fuck: The perils of the hero entrepreneur mythology

Entrepreneurship is well known for having a culture of grinding towards success, with workaholics like Elon Musk and Tim Cook held up as successful modern-day superheroes. However, this same culture has given way to serious concerns around founder mental health, both here and further abroad. BizDojo co-founder Nick Shewring opens up about his experience with anxiety and depression, and shares some of the insights the company has gleaned into New Zealand founder mental health through its research.

AI for an eye

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, wearables, VR and other emerging technologies hold exciting possibilities for the marketing and insights space. In pondering how to pragmatically pursue these possibilities, we should take a humancentric look at how these technologies (and those not even thought of yet) will be integrated into the everyday lives of the people who buy our products. Rather than utilising technology for technology’s sake, consider how we can tap into new behaviours born of technological adoption to make our business insights more meaningful and authentic.

Idealog fiction

“Why do you want to be senator, Malcolm?” Paul asked. “I want to serve the great people of this state, from the destitute and downtrodden to the most fortunate and successful. I want to create opportunity for all and help bring our state and our country into a new era of prosperity,” Malcolm replied.

Reality check

As part of Idealog's ongoing celebration of the technology sector, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things, their biggest fears for the future and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. Here's Tin Network's Greg Shanahan.

Future of work

Many have questioned whether New Zealand’s education sector is doing enough to help students prepare for a digital world, but if the teachers sharing their stories with the Mind Lab are anything to go by, the future is in safe hands. The digital education provider has launched a platform that showcases what teachers are doing to prepare the next generation for the changes ahead.

Reality check

As part of Idealog's ongoing celebration of the technology sector, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things, their biggest fears for the future and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. Here's Staples VR's Aliesha Staples.

Levelling up

The game development sector in New Zealand earned $99.87 million in the year ending March 2017, up from $88.9 million in the year previous. That’s double-digit growth – but those in the industry say with a little help, this figure could soar well beyond nine figures.

Reality check

As part of Idealog's ongoing celebration of the technology sector, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things, their biggest fears for the future and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. Here's Figure.NZ's founder and CEO Lillian Grace.

Hacking to save the world

Tents in offices. Pizza boxes piled as high as a person. Enough energy drinks to drown an elephant. And enough bright people working on making the world a better place through technology to lift the spirits of even the most hard-hearted. Sounds like the latest edition of Datacomp.