Luck has nothing to do with it (Comments Off)
What one notable New Zealand entrepreneur called his “F**k You Money”, they diplomatically refer to as their “Lucky Money”: $10 million up front and another $10 million mixed share/cash payment. It’s the result of 2010’s sale of Trilogy Natural Products, the company they founded in 2003. Sisters Sarah Gibbs and Catherine De Groot spoke to Katie Foley about selling up and moving on.
Looking on the bright side (Comments Off)
While Kiwis “flock” to Australia chasing higher wages and better weather, TIM PANKHURST says perhaps we should be concentrating on why New Zealand is such a good place to be.
Then and now (Comments Off)
Diana Crossan says she won’t be retiring when her current contract runs out – she has lots of things she wants to do.
Rise of the resthome robots (Comments Off)
In an unassuming Auckland resthome, the world’s largest trial of robot nurses has just been launched. The profession is set to get a high tech boost in the coming years thanks in part to this Kiwi/Korean collaboration between technology entrepreneurs, researchers and universities.
Other people’s money (Comments Off)
It’s perhaps the most primary concept in business: other people’s money. Mostly you’d prefer it if it were yours. But with international business, turning their money into your money, your money into my money, and my money back into their money, can be a little more complicated than just earning it. Because when it’s other people’s money, it’s other people’s rules.
We’re not there yet (Comments Off)
Family run business Piako Gourmet Yoghurt has come a long way since it launched three years ago. What started with repackaging imported yoghurt on a kitchen table soon grew to a small-factory operation in Auckland. Now there is a distribution deal with Fonterra, rapidly growing sales overseas and a plant in England. But for owner Shaun Jacka there are more mountains to climb.
Here to stay (Comments Off)
As the world’s population hits seven billion, Dr Ganesh Nana says a long-term view has to drive the decisions that must be made around the use of resources.
Getting out gracefully (Comments Off)
New Zealand’s ageing population poses important questions for business owners – and the country.
How do we make sure the experience, contacts and successful businesses are not lost as the baby boomers move into retirement? It’s no longer asimple matter of holding on until you’re ready to sell.
Everything has its uses (Comments Off)
The search for alternative and environmentally friendly energy sources has turned up some surprising possibilities. human waste may not be as inspiring as water and wind, but it can be an effective step in creating energy neutral communities.
From the desk of… David Catty (Comments Off)
David Catty knows the power of trade and has the stories to prove it. He was in China in the 1970s, dealing with Government Trading Corporations, and is the outgoing executive director of the New Zealand China Trade Association.