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Listen: The Ground Breaking Podcast's Eli Smit interviews My Food Bag's James Robinson

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Listen: The Ground Breaking Podcast's Eli Smit interviews My Food Bag's James Robinson

It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most nine-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In this episode, Smit chats with My Food Bag co-founder James Robinson. As co-founder of two highly successful NZ start-ups, James Robinson has run the marketing, IT and finance teams of both businesses. With revenues exceeding $100 million, My Food Bag has changed the landscape of the online retail food sector.

Good tech, bad tech

Technology often gets a bad rap for the effect it is having on our wellbeing – just look at the Netflix series Black Mirror. If you paid attention to the reports, you might think devices are only transforming us in the worst kind of ways. We’re addicted to our screens and the dopamine hit that comes from each like or comment, the details of our lives being displayed online is making us increasingly anxious, invisible algorithms are swaying our opinions to become more polarised, and on top of all that, tech is making us more isolated and less social than ever. But for all the problems that have arisen, technology is also a medium that can spark magic. For some, it’s helped lessen their effect on the environment. For others, it’s helped them broadcast their ideas to the world. We reached out to a range of people in business and asked them to share how technology has rewired their lives, for the better. Here's FCB's chief strategy officer David Thomason, technical lead at Rush Digital Eleanor Da Fonseca and host of the Ground Breaking Podcast Eli Smit.

Podcast

It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most nine-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In this episode, Smit chats with Catherine Wood, the founder and CEO of Ark Investment Management which runs US$7.4 billion in assets. From Tesla to the latest innovators in healthcare, Wood always keeps her eye on the disruptors. In 2018, she was recognised in Bloomberg’s Top 50 list of leaders who have defined global business and has spoken all over the world.

Podcast

It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most nine-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In this episode, Smit chats with Tony Falkenstein, the founder and CEO of Just Life Group. The Auckland-based entrepreneur's story is filled with wins and losses and an array of business ventures from fax machines, to watches to sunglasses and water coolers. This episode explores mindsets around failure and help you consider what you are prepared to lose when it all goes wrong.

Podcast

It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most nine-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In this episode, Smit chats with Wrestler founder Ben Forman. Wrestler is a creative agency specialising in human centred storytelling.They have worked with the likes of Allbirds, Singapore Airlines, NZ Post and Kiwibank. From creating parody rap videos in high school, Forman has come along way, and was this year baned on the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list. Ben is one of only six New Zealanders to make the list this year, and the only Kiwi in the media, marketing & advertising category. Here, he chats with Smit about how he started his venture.

Podcast

It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most nine-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In this episode, Smit chats with restaurateur and internationally renowned chef, Mike Van De Elzen.

Podcast

It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most nine-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In this episode, Smit chats with the former global director of media at Xero, Pat Macfie. Macfie has built up a reputation of building high performing global creative teams and has partnered with several premium global brands across his career. Here, he talks about his passion for his culture, storytelling and inspiring the next generation.

Podcast

It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most ten-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In this episode, Smit chats with the managing director of Ecostore Pablo Kraus. Ecostore was initially founded on being an environmentally friendly brand, but has since evolved into a full health and wellbeing brand. This year, it was voted New Zealand's most authentic brand, beating brands like Apple, IKEA, Airbnb, Telsa and Air New Zealand.

Podcast

It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most nine-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In this episode, Smit chats with GirlBoss New Zealand founder Alexia Hilbertidou. Hilbertidou is on mission to get more women to the boardroom table and founded GirlBoss New Zealand, an organisation that empowers the next generation of female changemakers. In just a few years, Girl Boss has grown to more than 10,500 members and programmes have been implemented in 55 schools across New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands.

Wellbeing Month

After an eventful week, the government finally debuted what The New York Times has called 'New Zealand's next liberal milestone': the 2019 Wellbeing Budget, the first of its kind where spending is guided by what best encourages the wellbeing of the country's citizens, rather than just economic prosperity. We reached out to a range of industry players and asked them what the most important issue the budget tackled was, as well as where there was room for improvement. Here's what The Icehouse's Andy Hamilton, The Ground Breaking Podcast's Eli Smit, Swaytech's Bob Pinchin, education futurist Claire Amos, The Workshop's Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw and more had to say.