Interesting things that I learned

Interesting things that I learned

When Shaun Hendy offered me the chance to write a blog for this project, I jumped at the opportunity. I have been working for interesting and innovative organisations who trade in knowledge for over 10 years, and before that I was a patent examiner – so the...
Innovation is the key to survival in business

Innovation is the key to survival in business

This doesn’t seem to be a universally accepted proposition in New Zealand. The total innovation rate for New Zealand businesses is less than 50%. Think Walkman and iPod. Innovation can kill a product. Think Blockbuster and Netflix. Innovation can kill a company....
It’s Just Innovation

It’s Just Innovation

The first time I visited a prison, I was 12 years old. I went with my father and a group of musicians to hold a church service for the inmates. We repeated the service in various parts of the prison, and in the minimum security wing I was allowed to sit and talk with...
What’s so innovative about innovation?

What’s so innovative about innovation?

Innovation is bandied about as the word “de rigueur” – it would seem we all need to be innovative and it’s even become the subject of surveys in national newspapers. A recent New Zealand Herald article reported 97% of bosses saying their organisation has an innovation...
Innovation in a small, Māori, non-for-profit

Innovation in a small, Māori, non-for-profit

Te Hiku Media is a charitable media organisation, collectively belonging to the Far North iwi of Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri, Ngai Takoto, Te Rārawa and Ngāti Kahu.  The station is an iwi communications hub for radio and online media. Māori language revitalisation is a...