Theme: Culture

Culture and the benefits of being small

A few interesting items have piled up in Moxie’s inbox:

Also The Guardian had an interesting article talking about how great the UK’s technology sector is, including some words on game makers, big data businesses, and how the government and attitudes to business help.

Written by:

Hayden Glass

@whereishayden 

Consulting economist for the Sapere Research Group and Moxie Sessions convenor.

Aren’t we great

A couple of posts that caught Moxie’s eye in recent days.

Written by:

Hayden Glass

@whereishayden 

Consulting economist for the Sapere Research Group and Moxie Sessions convenor.

Innovation, investment, growth, New Zealand

Dr Mary Quinn (CEO of Callaghan Innovation) and Sir Peter Gluckman (the PM’s Chief Science Advisor) spoke at a Global Women event on September 12 in Auckland.

Thanks to the tweeting efforts of @janesweeney and @janethoye, you can get a sense of what they said from the tweetstream.

I have structured it a little bit, and added some links to Moxie Sessions for parts that overlap.

Written by:

Hayden Glass

@whereishayden 

Consulting economist for the Sapere Research Group and Moxie Sessions convenor.

The Internet – what’s in it for New Zealand

I was fortunate enough to facilitate a session at Internet NZ’s Nethui the week before last. I have finally got around to tidying things up. So here are the notes from the session and the Storifyed version of the tweetstream.

Thanks to @DavidMorrisonNZ for his efforts on the note-taking on the day, and @GetOnNZ for most of the tweets. Good times. Interesting topics.

Written by:

Hayden Glass

@whereishayden 

Consulting economist for the Sapere Research Group and Moxie Sessions convenor.

That culture again

An alert reader sent in a link to David Winsborough’s interesting study on the attitudes of New Zealand business leaders relative to the rest of the world.

Don’t let me spoil it for you. It is six interesting pages (and two of them are the cover and the call to action). Good links with the stuff we have been talking about too.

Written by:

Hayden Glass

@whereishayden 

Consulting economist for the Sapere Research Group and Moxie Sessions convenor.

What’s the answer?

Tony Alexander, the Chief Economist for the BNZ and a Moxie contributor, has an interesting piece in his Weekly Overview this week on how to lift New Zealand’s economic growth prospects.

As he says:

Just because you have a good deregulated environment, and just because you rank as world leaders in economic freedom, ease of starting up a business, low corruption etc. does not mean your economy will power ahead.

He suggests that business culture is part of the problem (you can hear him on this too), and EPIC in Christchurch and the other innovation centres like the one that Auckland has planned for Wynyard Quarter as part of the solution.

Read the whole thing here in PDF.

Written by:

Hayden Glass

@whereishayden 

Consulting economist for the Sapere Research Group and Moxie Sessions convenor.