Month: May 2020

‘Local tourists’

There is a certain irony when we used to visit places in our country and complain about the ‘tourists’ because in that instance we were tourists too! Do we think we’re more entitled because we live in the country? Bear in mind that the ‘overseas visitors’ were more valuable to NZ as they spent more …

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Increasing productivity

BNZ economist Paul Conway says the overarching objective of rebuilding the economy in the wake of COVID-19 must be to improve productivity and ensure the benefits are widely spread Interest.co.nz , 24 May 2020 An excellent statement of an ambitious direction for New Zealand. Next I’d like to see a discussion of the specific policies that …

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Digitalisation and growth

Rapid digitalisation is emerging as the tonic for a depressed economy. Businesses who had previously deployed system-wide digital integration including eCommerce, automated communications, cloud-based software were quick to transition to a lockdown operating world. Sadly, in contrast, organisations who were fundamentally operating analogue practices were caught out and have felt the most significant impact during …

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The Fourth Great Unlock

An unlock is the discovery of an accelerant for a brand, product, or service invisible in plain sight. In this blog author Scott Galloway outlines the four great unlocks of the past 20 years of business – the latest being Jeff Bezos developing the earth’s first “vaccinated” supply chain. Scott poses the question “What can we …

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Regenerative Agriculture featured in Vogue

A quiet revolution is starting to transform food and fibre production systems around the world. Just as the Green Revolution following World War II introduced a dramatic lift in food production principally from the utilisation of vast quantities of synthetic fertiliser, this revolution is seeking to reverse this prevailing mentality in farming by focusing on …

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Build back better – a healthier, more resilient and prosperous society

We don’t have to reinvent everything to build back better, but, to enable confident decision making we need a clear idea of our goals, and a clear filtering process creating a pathway to ensure we meet them.  To help with this, in April we published a framework for Aotearoa New Zealand to ‘Build Back Better’. …

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