Lance Wiggs tackles your tricky business problems.
Issue #36, November-December 2011
Have we got a deal for you! From New Zealand's best and brightest innovators to a couple of freaky science stories, including zapping bugs with fungi and fish fibres invisible to the naked eye, and whether the daily deals sector will last, Idealog's brimming with fresh and fruity stories.Subscribe
How do we keep the flame alive for the kids at the top of the bell curve?
Are daily deal sites the lower common denominator of commerce?
You can be a winner at anything – if you set the bar low enough.
Creating fibres naked to the human eye is at the heart of what the Revolution Fibres team does. But add some secret sauce to these fibres and suddenly there's the potential to overturn the cosmetics, health and electronics markets. And that's just for starters.
Professional skier Hamish Acland has turned his hand from shredding on the slopes to sewing together a merino brand that's plugging the gaps others aren't.
Solar City's Andrew Booth is taking a different angle to solar rollout, and hopes councils will see the, erm, light.
We're all junkies for fracking – with no conviction to quit.
Eleven years after Sam Minnee co-founded SilverStripe as a 17-year-old, he's taken the reins of the 40-strong business as chief executive.
The simplicity here is not village-idiot-simple but rather brilliant-simple.
Stephen Ford is into mushrooms. He's growing tiny fungal spores that kill off pests, boring through their skin and sucking out their insides.
Making our system simpler is the only way to fix it. A flat tax is the best way forward.
Smartphones are no longer just for the upwardly mobile – and if you haven't figured out how to use them to your advantage, you need your head read.
Telecommunications user Vaughn Davis joins Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand chief executive Paul Brislen over an excellent breakfast pie served – as God is his witness – with chips.
The new coworking trend is about as far from 'office rage' as you can get.
Beware the cavalier use of Maori words and images in a commercial context.
Once the white-collar criminal's weapon of choice, the London riots have democratised the Blackberry better than any ad campaign could.
Your phone is already your calendar, your camera and more – and soon it could be your wallet, too.
For AUT University’s Kelly Sheerin, the Rugby World Cup experience isn’t quite finished.
Best Awards John Britten black pin winner Mark Elmore is an assuming and unsung hero of Kiwi industrial design.