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Design for a better world

If you’re around Auckland's Wynyard Quarter, you might notice a bit of an art project going on next to Te Wero Bridge. Xero's Craig Hudson shares what it's all about - and how every company can be sustainable.

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Climate Week, brought to you by Kiwibank

Throughout history, blockades have been overcome by new ways of thinking and experimentation – try, try and try again, as the saying goes. This faith in the human ability to find solutions has led to everything from penicillin to electricity to flying machines. So, in a regular section in print called Can We Fix It? and in a series of online pop-up sections throughout the year – Idealog and Kiwibank will explore some of the world’s biggest – and, in some cases, most intractable – problems and then showcase some of the clever people trying to tackle them. First up, the existential threat that is Climate Change. 

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25 things with Craig Walker

Xero's longtime CTO Craig Walker knows things, wants things, predicts things, worries about things and improves things.

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What Keeps You Up At Night

Idealog chats with the movers, shakers, visionaries and future captains of industry about what issues keep them up at night and also what gets them going the next day.

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Idealog's Guide to Tauranga

When Captain James Cook first laid eyes on the shores of Tauranga in the 1700s, he aptly named the town the ‘Bay of Plenty’ in reference to the many villages and bountiful produce he could see from on board the Endeavour. And there's still plenty on offer. In this series, Idealog showcases some of the forward-thinking people and businesses that are playing a part in helping craft the city’s future.

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The Idea Log

Million dollar ideas and inspiring inspiration from Idealog's sassy spirit 'animal'.

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The upstart nation

From drone technology to electric farm bikes and computer graphics, from space-age umbrellas to fitness trackers and the world's leading DJ software, New Zealand developers, entrepreneurs and companies are winning in areas where no one thought we could even compete. In this extract from No. 8 Recharged, the follow-up to the successful No. 8 Rewired, David Downs & Dr. Michelle Dickinson show how the creative thinking that New Zealand has become renowned for is being expanded and improved.

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Eavesdropper

One dystopian invention – a radio that can eavesdrop on anyone, anywhere, anytime – and four strange tales.

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A Day in the Life

How do you perfect the work/life balance? In an ongoing series, high-performing New Zealand entrepreneurs share how they handle the madness of business.

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The Log Experiment

At Idealog, we regularly celebrate our community’s brilliance. So for the 2018 Design Issue, we’ve tapped into the talents of the Idealog community and, in honour of our spirit ‘animal’, The Idea Log, we sent a few hunks ‘o wood out to some friends of the Idealog family from the fields of art, design, architecture and creative business to see what they could do. These are the results.

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Can We Fix it? Brought to you by Kiwibank

In a regular section in print and in a series of online pop-up sections throughout the year, Idealog and Kiwibank explore some of the world’s biggest – and, in some cases, most intractable – problems and then showcase some of the clever people trying to tackle them.

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Opinion

It was 10 April, 2018. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook appeared in front of the United States Congress to talk data, privacy and how we should police the internet. 44 senators asked tough questions around privacy policies, business models and consumer protection. Zuckerburg answered honestly and robustly, facing up to criticism, owning up to failures, arguing for net neutrality and outlining plans to “do better”. For a nerd like me, it was fascinating. But what will it actually mean?

Put your rubbish where your mouth is

The circular economy is a hot concept these days, so what better way to embrace this concept than to make food packaging edible, too? Better Burger is serving up burgers this Sunday (aka Earth Day) in one-off packaging made from wafer paper and edible ink.

Idealog + Insight Creative

Getting staff aligned and focused on the collective vision and purpose requires a very special sort of internal marketing and communication strategy. It takes enormous leadership authenticity and commitment to be successful.

Deep wisdom

Resilience is a skill, says Sarah Pearce - and one business leaders and anyone else can draw plenty of examples from in order to achieve their own success.

Opinion

In light of recent boardroom challenges, investors in New Zealand are starting to show more interest in board composition and ensuring the companies they invest in have the breadth and depth of board skills to enable adequate oversight of the business now and in the future, says Board Dynamics' Henri Eliot.

Idealog + Little Giant

Danica Paki is Head of Client Services and part of the leadership team at Little Giant, an agency that was recently named New Zealand’s Digital Agency Of The Year and rating number one (twice) in a survey published in the March issue of NZ Marketing magazine. In an ever-changing industry, Paki delves into modern management, working with millennials and the importance of emotional intelligence.