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Murdoch's revenge: Idealog #23, on sale from Monday, August 31 at good stores everywhere.
3 Baby steps
The right time
Alistair Guthrie, Trace Hodgson, Tara Jahn-Werner and Colleen Tunnicliff
Al Gore’s truth is becoming more convenient
11 Greening with envy
Keeping up with the neighbours has a big upside
In which the board learns a valuable lesson
Why rebuild when you can repair?
We know it: awards ceremonies can be a bit of a lottery
14 Wiggs' way
Lance Wiggs helps with your tricky business problems.
Recession makes everyone think again
Whatever your Big Idea is, pitch it to the Icehouse and you could win $15,000 worth of prizes, including three months in the Icehouse business incubator to develop your product and offer to investors.
Kiwi marketers have long been asking for a robust news service for the marketing, advertising, media and PR industries. So here it is.
Celsias is the new social media site for Kiwis or Kiwi companies who want to share their sustainability initiatives, ideas and stories.
John Key is doing his best to scythe sustainability from the government dictionary—and maybe he’s right. The S-word has baggage. It's about disagreement, good and bad science, frugality and fear. Chris Tobias suggests how to move beyond the arguments.
Manoj Patel seems to have a knack for timing—and the smarts to make the most of it
22 Simple space
Architect Eqo Leung says he’s still learning. The lesson is to keep it as simple as possible.
24 The payback
A couple of bottles of whiskey and generous friends in the right places is all it took for musician Mel Parsons to make her first music video.
He took Bendon from a knickerwear manufacturer to a global lingerie brand; she holed up in a Wellington yoga studio before deciding it was time to join the ‘real world’. Felicity Monk asks how Stefan Preston made the leap from Stella McCartney to Jyoti Morningstar, and how Morningstar moved from teaching yoga to launching an ambitious fashion eco-label.
26 Swamp thing
Matt Kenyon is taking on our culture. To do that, he’s become a human barcode scanner.
How do you improve the definitive land yacht? By putting it on the water, of course.
30 Ideas inside
Chicago’s Coudal Partners was a design and advertising agency like thousands of others. Clients came with their problems; Coudal replied with a solution. But when business dried up, Jim Coudal moved from serving others to creating and marketing the company’s own ideas. But what use is an ad agency without clients?
Johnny Rotten once mocked the Queen; today he saves his sneer for New Zealand butter. Our key export markets are increasingly in the grip of environmental and social activism, led by a virtuous circle of consumers and supermarkets. Some Kiwi exporters are on to this rapidly growing and mutating phenomenon. Others, Mike Booker discovers, haven’t a clue.
It’s 30 years since the release of the Sony Walkman. Matt Suddain tracks the evolution of portable music—and the complaints of those who wish it would go away.
Orion Health is taking an industrial design infusion to give Barack Obama a hand reforming US healthcare. Andy Kenworthy peeks at Orion’s master plan
… but can you turn it into a business? Meet four New Zealand women who have turned their love of dance—and the skills they learned—into their own creative ventures. By Tara Jahn-Werner. Plus a rich and energetic tradition.
We pay for the Herald, but not for its website; we’ll give money to Sky while we let the state-owned TVNZ struggle. As business thinkers proclaim the age of the free and Rupert Murdoch heads a fightback, Matt Cooney asks if we really know the value of a dollar. Plus keep on giving.
Rhythm, noise and the disco.
Narrowing the gap between knowing what to do and doing what you know.
70 Just don’t
A birdspotter’s guide to the corporate saboteur.
Innovation always has a history. Two books remind us that the present isn’t the only age of wonder.
A bit of healthy competition could transform our cities
73 Woman alone
They’re your ideas. Who else could bring them to market?
The campaigns that no-one wanted point the way to tomorrow’s social marketing.
Music sales are tough. So how did The Great New Zealand Songbook go triple platinum?
It begs the question: just what does a thriving cultural sector bring to a city in terms of visitors, dollars, and the unique flavour that Absolutely Positively Wellington has been banging on about for years?
Making music is back in fashion. We import most of our kit, but the islands still strum Kiwi.
80 Parting shot
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