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Idealog—in the ideas business

Pledging to make Christchurch a brave new city

Christchurch social entrepreneur Michael Reynolds was living in the CBD at the time of the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and lost his job in the aftermath. Now he's taking to crowdfunding site PledgeMe in a bid to revitalise Christchurch ... More …




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Mentors

Mentor magic: How Kathryn Wilson built success from her heroes

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Mentors have been a critical part of internationally-acclaimed Kiwi shoe designer Kathryn Wilson’s success. From launching her first shoes aged 23 in 2003, to early overseas sales, to developing an e-commerce strategy to cope with burgeoning online business, Wilson ... More …


Consumer to give businesses the big tick

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Consumer, the Kiwi non-profit that started in 1959 to delve into the quality of products of services and investigate consumer issues, has launched a business accreditation scheme. More …



Creatives champion their cause

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$3.5 billion and as many as 15,000 full time jobs is a big economic contribution. And that's what our book, music, film and TV sectors are crowing about with the launch of WeCreate. More …


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Workplace

How to make your top staff work more

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Top-performing staff will work themselves hard – sometimes into the ground - as long as they see it as their own choice, according to newly-released US research More …


Why star board members need a playbook for growth

Excellent board members can contribute to company success, but it won't succeed without a comprehensive growth strategy, says Susan Peterson, independent director for Wynyard Group, Vista Entertainment Solutions and several other boards. More …



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Diversity

Four generations in one office: Can you handle it?

For almost the first time ever, it’s now quite possible to have a workplace with four generations co-existing – happily or otherwise. Veterans, Baby boomers, Gen X and Gen Y, each possibly with quite different mind-sets, motivations, aspirations and leadership ... More …


Big brands hit the hay for homelessness

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The fifth annual Big Sleep Out has been the biggest so far with more money raised, more participants and more involvement from big Kiwi brands. So what's in it for business? More …


Succession with a twist heads for the capital

Auckland company Platform 1TM isn't your typical succession planning consultancy. Instead of helping with exits or passion the baton to the next generation of family members, it assists business founders to become investors. More …



Peter Jackson adds Blake Medal as Oscar pursuit continues

Oscar-winning film maker Peter Jackson couldn't pick up the Blake Medal last Friday night, the highest honour given in the annual Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards, because he was busy with the final scenes of The Hobbit: The Battles ... More …