Pick this book up if you work in media, advertising, or the public sector. Otherwise, use it for lighting fires.
Issue #45, May-June 2013
As commercial creatives, how do you self promote without coming across as a rampant egomaniac? Plus a health check on the Kiwi film industry, a trio of local exporters making it big with physical products, our guide to food innovation, and lots more.Subscribe
The RMA has constipated the country. Or has it?
Take 10,000 pages of research, add Al Gore and some climate change concern, and you get The Future.
Conventional wisdom would say that independent New Zealand entrepreneurs with the germ of an idea and a small, physical product to take to market could not become globetrotting business owners, selling at volume across the world. Conventional wisdom, as James Robinson discovers, would be wrong.
Few industries are so instrumental in shaping our national identity, and few can compel the government to create new employment laws on the hoof. But is the film industry all it's cracked up to be – or is it just cracked?
Coworking space Movers & Shakers in Auckland's Britomart has a fresh take on the playground style workplace.
This Taschen tome can only be described as packaging porn.
Penelope Whitson two-times her literary devices.
A mug tale of manipulation and profit-chasing at all costs.
So you want to work for a startup. How do you find the good ones, though?
SaaS company Mobi2Go is probably lurking in the background of your latest pizza order
The shipping industry struggles with sustainability. Wanting to move stuff from one place to another has been causing the world problems for a while.
Vinyl George husband and wife team Gavin and Dani Wright met while working for Richard Branson.
How to manage your time when you're juggling multiple businesses.
Timothy John is busy learning stuff through podcasts and avoiding home burglaries.
It's the creative doodler's weapon of choice, has a fascinating and possibly imagined connection to The Simpsons, and despite its name, seems to always go blunt before the ink runs out.
Business creators make things happen. Business caretakers just make it hard.
BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander has a fancy job title, but in the world of straight-laced corporates, he's a loose cannon on the deck.
Know thy own faults and be prepared to stamp them out at a moment's notice – that is the lesson behind startup PagePulse.
Chris Thompson dishes on 16mmtv.net, his creative labour of love showcasing great film
What's the etiquette of using technology during social engagements?
Sometimes you have to put away the polishing cloth and just yank the chain.
Creative professionals need to self promote to get ahead today. So how do you talk yourself up, minus the ego trip?
The more you participate, the more you’ll get out of your networks. Young cites four ways you can mine your existing platforms to achieve a higher profile for your personal brand. We also have three copies of Young's book to give away.
King’s Bridge Street Collective is a co-working space, a café, and now a budding incubator in the heart of Nelson.
It's the fluffy Ewoks of Star Wars. Cuddle, yes. Take home, no.
Chad Blair's baby business is buynow, an app that transforms your smartphone into your very own self checkout.
What can we learn from the new Pope?
Idealog Guide to Innovation
New Zealand is equipped to be a leader on the global food export market.
Crikey, what a scorcher! The summer if 2012/2013 saw records tumble, climate change arguments reignite and nether regions perspire to a degree not seen since the last hot summer, whenever that was.