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On sale now: Idealog #30, with The Disruptors
Josie Stanford, Natasha Markham, Mitchell Hall and Marc Backwell
Altered states, what I've learned about customer research, lab rats and data hound
14 Wiggs’ Way
Lance Wiggs helps with your tricky business problems
15 New stock
Webstock 2011's speaker list is—somehow—the best yet
Online magazine Coup de Main started out as an amusement between friends. A year and a half later, it’s a thriving business.
20 Beat that
John Boone’s new venture had to be explained to him—and now he explains ‘corporate drumming’ to us.
Vaughan Rowsell is reinventing retail—with the help of Apple and Facebook.
Pumpkin Patch is the Kiwi exporter of the year. Here’s how, and what’s next.
While Pumpkin Patch won Supreme Award for International Business at the New Zealand International Business Awards 2010, it wasn’t the only Kiwi company feted on Oct 13. The awards celebrate New Zealand business success worldwide and recognise professional excellence and innovative practice, so here are the winners in each of the categories
Solar power, biodiesel, cleantech, and parking in Palmerston North
The concepts of sustainability and corporate responsibility (CR) are now part of mainstream business in New Zealand, with early adopters followed by every company smart enough to recognise the absolute importance of CR in the local and global marketplace. But New Zealand is well behind places such as Europe and the US when it comes to CR reporting. Few companies here prepare full triple bottom line reports that give a transparent account of their economic, social and environmental impacts.
45 Four ways to see the future
46 Let's just do it: take a clean fight to the world
47 A better, stonger, greener Christchurch
A winemaker, a courier and a manufacturer: three very different experiences with sustainability and how it can make or break you. By Rosie Bosworth.
Is the government’s energy strategy a giant leap backwards? By Andy Kenworthy.
Idealog’s list of design-led delights
Middle management in a large Connecticut bakery wasn't Helen Klisser During's dream job, but she knew what she was doing—priming for her return to Godzone and her parent's company, Vogel's. But when Vogel's was suddenly sold, she reinvented her future as curator and art advisor to New York's elite. By Mitchell Hall.
Travelling the world, combining exotic cultures with classic Kiwi tunes—it's Nick Dwyer's dream job, and National Geographic is among his many fans. By Martyn Pepperell.
A new twist on fire pumps could see a tiny Hawke's Bay workshop booming in a new niche market. Keith Newman visits the innovators of Tikokino.
The Les Mills gym empire is a very fit enterprise—good numbers, good effort, good attitude. So why is Phillip Mills suggesting some radical changes, not just for his company, but for the whole industry? Anya Kussler finds out. Plus turning at the top.
For thousands of years living standards remained much the same, but in the early 1800s all that changed for Western nations. Why?
103 Deep in thought
The information explosion, instead of making us smarter, is probably rewiring our brains to a level of superficial understanding.
The Internet Case Study Book promises a collection of innovative, unusual, dramatic and thought-provoking sites that should spark a million ideas of your own.
A book that reveals the artist's cave.
A good Central Otago pinot is imbued with the dust and the scrub of its provenance. Alan Brady, like his fruit, turned out to be the right grape in the right place.
With over 100 innovative projects from over 200 countries, sustainable design can look mighty impressive and sophisticated.
Largely ignored is the vast amount of time (and therefore money) that is applied to researching methods and materials by companies and individuals working in the creative sector. Many firms fail to recognise the value of work not directly applied to the task in hand, such as advertising ideas composed for a client that do not make the final cut for one reason or another.
We strive to make connections, but often they're made for us.
We can't build our cities on red tape
Brian Brake was a colossus of photography's negative period.
Turbulent times keep us—and our wallets—safely indoors
111 Pretty rank
New Zealand makes a poor showing on the world scale
112 Feel the burn
The fitness industry as we know it is nearly 43 years old—but now it's starting to show its age.
The new ad industry is alert, nimble and connected
Creativity isn't as simple as artfully worded prose, carefully directed pictures or a beautifully shot TVC.
Zephyr's partners have 60 years' experience, nigh on 80 awards, nine kids, a fondness for sausages and a partnership with clients more akin to family.
The world wide web is getting bigger by the day, and it's the perfect place for advertisers to seek new opportunities.
Business-to-business marketing has long been the neglected cousin for big consumer brand campaigns.
Sometimes TV ads are just too clever for their own good. We love an ad for its humour, sex appeal or amazing CGI, but don't always remember the product.