Teaching kids about money seems to fall into a grey area between parents and school educators, with both assuming the responsibility will be carried out by the other. International growth lead at Banqer, Simon Brown, discusses what can be done to make the next generation more financially savvy.
As existing products, companies and, in some cases, entire industries are disrupted, the world of business can seem fairly chaotic. But there are ways to prosper. Peter Lee, consulting professor, commercialisation and entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland and chief technologist at the New Zealand Defence Force, explains how businesses old and new can use the tools at our disposal to adapt, innovate and find new opportunities.
Hip-hop artists requesting non-existent five-star hotels in Gisborne, pie and petrol shortages, sound systems falling off cliffs in the gorge - there's never a dull moment in the music festival business. In light of the 2017 lineup being released, we're republishing this piece from June, where Rhythm and Vines founder and creative director Hamish Pinkham talks us through the wild ride of 15 years at the helm of New Zealand's award-winning New Years festival.
Tuatara is one of the most established craft beer brands in the business. In light of the Beervana festival, which kicks off today, Idealog enjoyed a brew or two with craft beer guru Scott Boswell and talked about how far the industry has come in the last 15 years.
Bay of Plenty music fans are getting a new sound to feast their ears on as The Station goes to air on 105.4FM. Not only is it a new station, it'll feature new music and is structured around new radio ideology. We speak to Founder Grant Hislop about where it all started, launching artists, local music and reconstructed formats.
James Denton, 29, is the bright young thing behind Auckland's newest heath-oriented speciality supermarket, GoodFor. Here, he discusses why forging a way to a plastic-free future is important for his generation.
Dan Khan has had his hands in a few start-up related pies – in particular, Lightning Lab and Startup Weekend. Now, he’s taken his learnings and co-founded a new virtual accelerator programme ZeroPoint Ventures that’s even got Bill Reichert singing its praises. Idealog had a chat to him about the premise behind it.
While founder mental health is an important discussion to have, the effect the pressures can have on the founder's loved ones is an equally important topic. BizDojo co-founder Nick Shewring shares the lessons he's learnt on how to ensure friends and family are well supported when someone is undergoing a founder journey.
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.