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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Apps

WatchMyGear keeps an eye on assets

Wellington development house Abletech, the technical brains behind the Sharesight investment management app, has a new offering for organisations to track assets using QR codes. More …




Why not Startup New Zealand?

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How stoked would you be to find that $40k of your taxpayer dollars had been paid to a foreign entrepreneur to spend six months in your country with almost no strings attached? More …



How to make friends and influence weirdos

When you’re removed from the forced socialisation that university provides, and if your work doesn’t abound with people who enjoy fleas and raw meat, finding new friends can be difficult. More …


2014: the year when it all turns around?

After a few years in the doldrums, this might just be the one that turns it all around. Predictions for a rockstar year are flowing in left and right; the Wall Street Journal even labelled our economy "remarkably zippy". Idealog ... More …



Why you need to surround yourself with exceptional people

Diane Stanbra is the founder of Picnic Box, which (unsurprisingly) puts together individual picnic boxes, with fresh artisan Kiwi ingredients all wrapped up in eco-friendly packaging. As she tells Idealog, finding exceptional people and investing in professional help has been ... More …


IdeaForge and the quest to build an ‘engine of creation’

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Some people generate ideas as naturally and frequently as others change their socks – but they're not always the best candidate to actually follow through. Connecting ideas with doers and the necessary resources to make them happen is the driving ... More …



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Technology

The Wrap: 5 February

This week's Wrap is full of YouTube surprises, a smartphone case that shows its sensitive side, some smart pants for sporty types and an app that banishes sexism. More …




In business, the middle is your worst enemy

When retailers do what everyone else is doing they become the same as everyone else. And when everyone is doing the same thing there is no advantage, no differentiation, no reason for a shopper to turn left or right or ... More …