BMW's first all-electric car, the i3, is as cute as a button. But it's what's under the hood that's turning heads.
Issue #49, January-February 2014
Introducing the YouBike, originally a makeshift solution that's set to become an export sensation. And in other goodies, we hit up a handful of top Kiwi business minds to see how sticking to their beliefs has driven their success, the Dunedin company doing payroll and social enterprise in one go, homegrown aerial recon robots, and bucketloads more.Subscribe
Droidworx in Raglan has created recon droids specially designed to go into dangerous areas - think forest fires, large scale disastesr - and it's flipped the traditional model on its head
New Zealand consul general Leon Grice is looking to fatten the pipe between New Zealand and the West Coast of the US. James Robinson chews the fat.
Many people don't want the government knowing all their business. Yet others reckon we should strive for knowledge efficiencies across the public sector. Rob Hosking talks to government chief information officer (yes, there is such a thing) Colin MacDonald.
Thankyou Payroll wants to do your taxes for free.
Theatrebox: A movable, traveling theatre made up of shipping containers. It sounds like a strange dream to have, but for William McKegg it's a concept that's catching on.
If you can't see it, but you know that it exists, will it bend your mind?
The most unsexy product from a dour town blows our perceptions of what's really cool, writes Vincent Heeringa.
The Idealog guide to contemporary charity.
Selfies + consonants are so hot right now.
Jason and Jess Holdaway wanted to help children living in poverty in New Zealand, so they founded Frank Stationery, a company that follows the buy-one-give-one model.
Matt Campbell was design and digital director at BBH NY for Sir John Hegarty in a former life. Now he's back on New Zealand shores
Excessive use of exclamation marks does not add gravitas, it adds shame, writes Penelope Whitson, who breaks out into a rash at the very notion.
Buffett's understanding of psychology and human nature, his ability to run his own race and avoid herd behaviour comes through as the real secret of his success.
Sorry, did we say asset sales? No, wait, we meant Mixed Ownership Model, which, let's face it, makes for a much better acronym, if nothing else.
Andrew Henry, founder of footwear label YOURS, was not stoked with a shipment of his shoes - so he decided to destroy the whole lot. (Creatively, of course)
Knowing your 'why' can help you with the 'how' (not to mention the 'ka-ching!'). Andy Kenworthy talks to a collection of business leaders who keep their purpose in focus at all times.
A journey through the things Kiwis cared about then and now - rugby beer, the quarter acre home, health, war, cars and great scenery.
Want change? Start with the sweet smooth suck paradigm.
Russell Brand exhibits a victim mentality - but if it's western European politics you're interested in, he has a point.
Moving businesses to Huntly might reduce demand for houses in Auckland, but would you want to prevent the smart people you hire from running into intriguing strangers at parties?
Bayer has been responsible for an average of two innovations a day since 1863
Forget long commutes, how about getting stuff done?
Vend takes us inside its new premises in Newmarket.
The YouBike has become an export sensation.
How to minimise the impact of attention deficit.
Will the idea of bitcoins live up to the hype - or will they crash and burn?
How the heck did GeoOp raise $10 million and IPO - and how do we do the same?
No matter how naughty or nice we've been this year, there isn't a kiddy among us who isn't secretly hoping for a sneaky night-time visit from the jolly fat guy. Fill some time as you count down the sleeps, then, with our guide to Santa Claus.
Should I buy some Bitcoins?
A quick guide to surviving office Christmas parties.