It’s still gold

Almost 10 years on, what Sir Paul Callaghan said while presenting in March 2011 still holds true. We need to understand the true drivers for our economy – and even back then he knew it wasn’t tourism or politician identified ‘knowledge’. Niche tech – as identified and researched by entrepreneurs, not bureaucrats and certainly notContinue reading “It’s still gold”

Own your mistakes

We all know the theoretical strategies for when mistakes happen and for most, they’re easy to implement for the little things. The latest raft of issues about our covid-19 response however, highlights so many things NOT to do. Now this isn’t a political discussion because I’m pretty sure the poor handling of the mistakes couldContinue reading “Own your mistakes”

Forget the plan but remember the planning

“The plan goes out of the window at the first contact with the enemy” is a common statement, obviously originating within the military. Boxing has a similar one following the first punch to the face. Many of us have spent quite a bit of time lately coming up with numerous scenarios of how the pandemicContinue reading “Forget the plan but remember the planning”

A fuzzy vision

I’m very fortunate to be on the CELF leadership course (Community & Enterprise Leadership Foundation – in conjunction with the Waikato Management School). Sure the pandemic has delayed the completion of the course but thanks to Tania Witheford and Peter Sun, we’re keeping learning through webinars etc. Last week we got to hear Dr ChellieContinue reading “A fuzzy vision”