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Issue #46, July-August 2013
How to grow a brand; Erica and Kim Crawford are building their new wine brand from the ground up. (Literally.) Plus National MP Amy Adams is agitating for less red tape, meet the R&D whizz kids at Mindhive, and the young upstarts thriving in businesses not renowned for paying the bills.Subscribe
Look thoughtfully and you will find business sense in being green, writes Rebekah White.
Curiosity killed the cat, but asking 'why' may stop us from going to the dogs, writes Vincent Heeringa.
National MP Amy Adams wants to cut back the Resource Management Act
Three great books. One loaded with loaded with figures, diagrams and case studies, with a few nuggets of management advice. One a lushly illustrated book for the budding designer. And Handley runs through his entrepreneurial history so far, covering very high highs and some equally low lows.
When the zombie apocalypse comes, our ignorance is not going to be helpful, write Penelope Whitson.
Fight the brain drain with immigration (duh!)
David Jones: 175 years is a must-have for anyone interested in fashion, history, art and style. Nga Tau ki Muri (Our Future) is a visual call to arms, for citizens to consider the state in which we're leaving the country for our children.
Everything you need to know about Georgie Pie's return
Welcome to Mindhive. On the fourth floor of a Britomart building is a hit squad of whizz kids who come together to solve business problems by pulling industrial R&D solutions out of thin engineering air.
PANZ Awards for Best Cover
Young upstarts making money: Inside Curative, Beatnik Publishing, Always Sometimes Anytime and gather & hunt
These ambitious smarties are making money in industries that aren't renowned for paying the bills – fashion, publishing, the non-profit sector and the internet. Their secret? Give everything away.
As a small business, is it worth the pain of dealing with large customers?
Kim and Erica Crawford sold their wine label in 2003 for stacks of cash. Now they're pouring their dollars and passion into a new label, called Loveblock.
What's up with guests bringing wine for dinner and leaving with the unopened bottle? Not cool.
What startup founders should say when an investor asks about exit opportunities.
Need to alleviate a guilt hangover? Vaughn Davis argues in favour of taking away the bad, rather than throwing more 'good' at the problem.
Vaughn Davis floats an idea for a new restaurant.
How do you know when the time is right to hand over the reins to a professional CEO?
Designers were initially skeptical of fashion clearance website Once'it, but employing a strategy of exclusivity helped overcome the wariness and propel it to success.
You are not going to be successful just by wandering around being intelligent. Successful endeavours are those that are out of the ordinary, because they go beyond the norm.
Introducing the Snolo Stealth-X - an award-winning carbon fibre high-performance sled from Central Otago is on the cool list with international gadget writers.
Idealog has a quick chat with Rosie Addison creator of Jafa Homes, a web resource for Aucklanders buying and selling property.
The Slammer began its life as a secret weapon in TJ Irvin's arsenal of topiary tools, but it's now his full-time business – and he has global ambitions for this odd but useful item.
Your policy stance on power prices may depend on how much Kool-Aid you've imbibed, writes Pattrick Smellie.
Hayes' business Minaal centres around a shirt called the ProTravel Shirt. It looks like a business shirt, but performs like a travel shirt, so it needs less ironing and less washing (because it resists potent ManStench).
Photographer Geoff Steven has gone all over the world in a drive to document sites of cultural significance.
Phreon, the Kiwi design company leading the world in designing commemorative coins