Category Archives: NZ Business Environment

My new venture…

It had been gnawing away at me for a couple of years.  There had to be a better way of connecting boards with individuals wanting to share their governance experience. New Zealand needs stronger privately owned businesses and not for … Continue reading

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(N)ice Ideas: video hi-lights

Six hundred attendees. Thirty speakers. Six minute slots. Their task: to share one big idea, challenge or lesson to significantly grow 3000 NZ companies. Here’s my Top 5 videos from the  Ice Ideas Conference held recently in Auckland: 1. Class … Continue reading

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Inspiration: straight from the Kiwi’s mouth

Seven world class NZers shared their passions and insights with me earlier today.  Here’s a snapshot of what inspired me and what could help you & your business… Michael Boustridge – President of BT Global Services, USA Businesses need to … Continue reading

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Changing Gears – Must read

This book is so important for NZ owner managers, I’m giving away multiple copies! (See end of article for details). One of the benefits of spending a week in Taupo Bay was having the time to devote to my “must … Continue reading

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Bringing wisdom to your business

As business owners return from a deserved break many will have reflected on a tough 24 months. Challenged and tired they’ve found themselves sucked back in to day-to-day operations.  Well-intentioned plans to transition out of the business remain unfulfilled. “Where’s … Continue reading

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Who is stifiling the NZ economy?

We are a nation of small businesses…and therein lies our problem.  A greater proportion of larger companies in New Zealand would provide enhanced learning and deeper careers for our best and brightest and more opportunities for associated service providers.  This … Continue reading

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Under (less) Pressure: 2010 Business Barometer

I continue to be impressed with the annual ANZ privately owned Business Barometer survey. If you’re a NZ business owner I’d strongly encourage you to take 15 minutes out to read their key insights summary. Twelve months ago I shared … Continue reading

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