Highly relevant to Moxie Session 22 (on cyber-bullying), Monica Lewinsky talks about “the Internet’s reputation shredder” and the personal impacts of negative online commentary. Super interesting and more applicable than you might think to everyday online (and offline) abuse.
A few interesting items have piled up in Moxie’s inbox:
- The good folks at Motu have released a paper on how culture and beliefs affect economic performance. It links together data from the World Values Survey with data on economic growth over time. I won’t spoil the ending for you. Alert listeners will know that culture and its impacts are a perennial issue at the Moxie Sessions.
- Nesta, a UK innovation charity, presents some interesting ideas on how innovation happens in Finland, Estonia, Israel, Singapore and the Basque country. Of interest to folks who are interested in innovation in small places.
- Daniel Isenberg has an interesting piece about what the evidence can show on policies to encourage entrepreneurial ecosystems. Lesson: it is not what you think. In part this covers similar ground to an opinion piece in The Economist about startups in January.
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.
A couple of posts that caught Moxie’s eye in recent days.
- Sholto Macpherson, a Sydney business technology journalist, saying that New Zealand has real capability in cloud applications as well as being good at rugby (and sailing), and inquiring into why that might be. Spoiler: not sure, but a supportive community helps.
- Rebekah Campbell, founder of Posse (see also what the Herald has to say) on why New Zealand is a great place for start-ups. No mention of rugby or sailing.
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.
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.
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.
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.