Christchurch Earthquake - Support Needed for Business Owners

Christchurch Earthquake - Support Needed for Business OwnersWhile the immediate focus of Emergency Services needs to be on search, rescue and recovery, we as a business community have an opportunity to come together and show our support for other business owners that will end up being the backbone of recovery in the Canterbury region.23 February 2011

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Proactive Sales Meetings

Proactive Sales MeetingsOne big issue that most businesses (and staff within them) continue to face is that they spend far too much time looking back at the previous weeks, months (and years) results and far too little time looking at the opportunities ahead of them and preparing for them on a daily and weekly basis. 22 October 2010

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Robots are coming!!

Robots are coming!!Amazing things are going on in the world of robotics.14 June 2010

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Attitude to risk

Attitude to riskA recent report by the University of Melbourne's Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation finds that Australian bankruptcies have increased by 34% since 2004/05. There is particular concern that professionals, managers and administrators are over represented in these statistics.24 May 2010

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Agriculture futures

Agriculture futuresThis report is the first annual report from the Agriculture Environmental Scanning Team. This team is managed by the NZ Agriculture Industry Training Organisation and I am proud to have played a part in establishing this capability within the sector.13 May 2010

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Good Cup Bad Cup

Good Cup Bad CupJane Rollin and I wrote an article for Tourism Business Magazine.13 May 2010

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Yellow Pages

Yellow PagesThis is my analysis of the Yellow pages business29 April 2010

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6th Annual Australasian Cleantech Forum

6th Annual Australasian Cleantech ForumFor those of you who are interested in what the mood of the Australian Clean Tech community is...07 April 2010

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Realistic About Coal

Realistic About CoalI was on the West Coast last week interviewing coal and gold miners. I saw some very good examples of low impact sub surface mining and some good examples of post mining regeneration on open cast sites.22 March 2010

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Futures thinking is a waste of time...

Futures thinking is a waste of time..."In my industry things change so quickly that trying to plan long term is impossible and a waste of time."21 January 2010

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