Maori Business

Navigating the future of work with Shay Wright

Don't Worry About The Robots

Navigating the future of work with Shay Wright

The world of work is changing, and the thought of a robot-filled future can be intimidating at best, and downright panic-inducing at worst. Thankfully, a bunch of New Zealand business leaders have shared their tips for surviving and thriving in our fast-paced world. In this extract from Don't Worry About the Robots by Dr Jo Cribb and David Glover, 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list nominee and Te Whare Hukahuka co-founder Shay Wright shares how he is helping rebuild local Māori economies through education and training, and by empowering community leaders with confidence and the skills needed to run world-class organisations.

Island innovation

Tama Toki’s unusual upbringing on Great Barrier Island led him to found a company that creates products inspired by his grandmother’s traditional Māori medicine. Called Aotea, it makes wellness tonics, honey and skincare, with a social good aspect involved, as jobs are being created to help alleviate people out of poverty on the island.