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Idealog—in the ideas business


Designers: How to get paid and keep your shirt

The next Designers Institute events coming up will no doubt be of interest to most professional creatives - the topic being getting paid for your work and reducing business risks. More …


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The Wrap: 26 February

In The Wrap this week, digital experiments by Radiohead, will Apple put a sensor in your ear?, a devious app for gambling on friends' relationships and new power to the selfie. More …



Moodbank installation out to map Wellingtonians’ happiness

According to the Happy Planet Index, New Zealand clocks in at 28th when it comes to living a long, happy and sustainable life. And next month the Moodbank popup art project will be recording the emotions of Wellingtonians and creating ... More …





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Christchurch hunts IT talent

Big numbers of Christchurch employers are on the hunt for IT staff in the next six months, with developers, testers and analysts in hot demand. More …


Countdown on to Crowd-Grown Feast

The seeds have been sown for what's being touted as the world's first "crowdgrown feast", held in collaboration with Urban Pantry and The Purposive Collective, but it's not too late to get involved. More …



Five things I learned at Webstock

Webstock 2014 was more than just a conference. Thanks in part to its new home at the St James Theatre, the event was more like a stage show designed to make the audience laugh (at Charlie Todd’s improv videos ... More …



Music app tops Welly startup weekend

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An app that makes piano lessons more fun has taken out the Wellington Startup Weekend, closely followed by another that helps those who really need to pee. More …


The top three strategic challenges for companies in 2014

Columbia University professor Rita Gunther McGrath spoke to Strategy + Business this month about the challenges facing businesses this year. Among the issues she foresees: finding the right talent; innovation over the long term (through a systematic pipeline, and not just ... More …