He aha te mea nui?

He aha te mea nui?

This blog looks at reframing innovation in the context in which most of my research in the last decade has been – transforming Māori communities. Some scene setters: The Māori Economy is estimated to be worth $42.6 billion (BERL Report, 2013). The Ture Whenua Māori...
At risk youth or innovative resourceful youth?

At risk youth or innovative resourceful youth?

I wonder what was the most difficult thing you learnt in the last three months? Recently I went on a family trip to the USA. It was the first time I had travelled outside Aotearoa New Zealand in 18 years. Everything had changed. The Visa was online. The passport...
Innovating the New Zealand education system

Innovating the New Zealand education system

Innovation. This word has been thrown around a lot lately. In a recent guest lecture at the University of Waikato, I spoke about innovation being a mix of creativity, serendipity and courage. New Zealand is uniquely qualified for all three of these attributes so it...