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Better By Design CEO Summit 2013

I’m really quite sad to be missing this year’s CEO Summit, but Punakaiki Fund has to take preference. The summits are aimed at CEOs of medium- and larger-sized NZ companies, and combine an audience from the design profession with the … Continue reading

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Better by Design CEO Summit videos

The videos from the 2010 BBD CEO summit are up. The conference was superb and I do recommend viewing these edited videos. Rob Fyfe: Air NZ’s journey. Strong mesage and well delivered Ingrid Fetell – Human Factors – IDEO. How … Continue reading

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Better By Design CEO summit notes – Day 2

Day 2 from the BBD CEO summit. Jeremy Moon  restarts. Reminds that the purpose of design is to guide the user to a certain behaviour. Reintroduces Stefan’s model from yesterday Cause→ culture→ Customer experience:→Sum(Comms, Brand, Channels, People, Physical environments, Service, … Continue reading

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Better By Design CEO summit notes – Day 1 note 3

Last note of the day Alan M Weber, Co-founder Fast company Change and leadership are the themes of our time. Profound need for organisational change to address fundamental shifts in global realities Sees the world is full of VUCA – … Continue reading

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Better By Design CEO summit notes – Day 1 note 2

Next up at the BBD summit was a panel giving feedback from the CEO tour of the SF Bay area, lead by Stefan Preston. 25 people got to see all the awesome companies including Google, Facebook, Mozilla and IDEO. (Yes … Continue reading

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Better By Design CEO summit notes – Day 1

These are very very rough notes from the Better By Design CEO summit, being held as I write these on Wednesday and Thursday 2nd and 3rd of November. Judith Thompson, who has lead the NZTE BBD team for five years … Continue reading

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I’ve joined Equip – a Better by Design consultancy

Better By Design is a NZ Government sponsored program that seeks to help high growth companies become design-led – and thus turn into great companies. The end goal of Better by Design is for New Zealand companies to generate more … Continue reading

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We want you: 2 new jobs to help manage Punakaiki Fund

We’ve just posted two new jobs for LWCM – one senior and one junior. The Investment Manager role will be delegated significant responsibility, and the right person will eventually lead a team of people. We have a lot to do … Continue reading

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Are you innovative enough?

I’ve been reading Peter Thiel’s excellent and short book – Zero to One. It’s resonating with a lot of people at the moment, and justifiably so. It reminds me a lot of Peter Drucker’s  Innovation and Entrepreneurship, published originally in … Continue reading

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Standing again for InternetNZ Council

After much agonising I’ve decided to stand again for the InternetNZ council. It’s an important organisation, and we have seen excellent results over the last three years. While the demands on my time have sometimes been very high, the cause … Continue reading

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BBD CEO tour: What shared agenda should NZ set with the world?

Keith Yamashita is an inspiring chap. He wasn’t content with sharing how SYPartners engages with clients, but wanted to reach further. He asked us “What shared agenda should New Zealand set with the world that drives deep impact – and … Continue reading

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BBD CEO tour: IDEO

I’m on the Better by Design CEO Study Tour, visiting a host of companies in the SF Bay area. I’ll try to post notes as I go. IDEO is held up by many of the exemplar of user centered design, … Continue reading

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There is no depression in New Zealand

I partially wrote this during last Sunday’s Voyage NZ show. I didn’t really get to finish it, but what the heck. Congratulations to the Fabian Society, Scoop and PublicAddress for putting on the Voyage NZ. However it was mostly about … Continue reading

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Buyers and Sellers guide to Web Design and Development firms

A few weeks ago I requested visits to Auckland Web design and development firms, receiving a healthy range of responses. I didn’t get to visit everyone, but thanks to everyone who replied, and to those who suffer my visit. I managed to … Continue reading

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BBD CEO Summit 2012 – Kickoff

I’m here at the Better By Design CEO Summit, which is an excellent event that occurs every 1.5-2 years. It’s targeted at CEOs and senior leaders from the Better By Design client companies, and from companies considering entering the program … Continue reading

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