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Shane Smith

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Don’t tell us to clean up our waterways

The vision is clear - divert attention from a disturbing fact: New Zealand’s freshwater is in severe crisis, and it’s probably due to dairy farming. Two-thirds of New Zealand’s rivers are too polluted to swim in and half its lakes are irreversibly damaged - and...

Keeping up with the Ardashians

In light of recent media events, well when I say events – I mean the political saga of all sagas. If only media outlets hadn’t used up the title ‘the mother of all scandals’ over Winston Peters pension repayments because now would be a better time for it. The...

Our favourite not so evil genius

When you think of human trafficking, wine isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. But maybe it should be. This week I spoke to Alanna Chapman from 27 Seconds – a winery in North Canterbury, changing the world one bottle at a time. Alanna and her husband, Pete...

110% Wanky or Wonderful

I was inspired by a couple of punters who sat at the bar throwing blog topics they would like to see covered. We narrowly avoided the history of golden showers and the evolution of porn. After bypassing such realms which aren’t my speciality we settled on the 110%...

A love affair with plastic

A love affair with plastic

We are living in a world which is slowly being killed by our complete lack of responsibility and love of all things plastic. The CCC’s recent decision to wage a war on plastic straws is the latest in New Zealand’s ‘too little too late approach’...

Train Wreck
Failure is shite

Failure is shite

Failure. It’s painful, it hurts, and it’s also a very important part of life. In business, failure is necessary to grow and prosper. I have failed more times than I’ve succeeded.
Pirate
Avast ye scallywags! What we can learn from real life pirates (and some pretend ones)

Avast ye scallywags! What we can learn from real life pirates (and some pretend ones)

First of all, let’s keelhaul some pirate myths. Unlike Captain Jack Sparrow and his cronies in the Caribbean, real Golden Age pirates were not drunken swashbucklers or murderous, scurvy-ridden thugs. Watching movies, would you ever believe pirates were politically-minded rebels fighting for justice and fair pay?
Future Office
Upskill Your Workforce – Or Be Damned

Upskill Your Workforce – Or Be Damned

But, where’s it all heading? Although there’s been plenty of speculation about employment in the future, no one truly knows exactly what will change – or how. There’s only the certainty that it will. We’ve already seen various examples of evolution in the labour markets of the past – tellers replaced by customer service reps, typing pools replaced by personal assistants and word processors, but these days, the skills cycle is becoming ever shorter and more demanding. Just as nineteenth century society couldn’t begin to comprehend the concept of the telephone, nor how radically it would change all facets of life, or how thirty years ago, no one would have dreamed how inseparable we’d be from our smartphones, that’s how changes happen. This time, the changes will be massive, so employers and employees alike need to be prepared. And there’s no time to lose. 
Black Sheep
Shared Space – The Early Days 2016

Shared Space – The Early Days 2016

I am writing this from Underground Coffee, which I might add is the Underground HQ directly across the road from our awesome new co-working Space Quad. Typing this on my iPad with a grin and a great flat white, after years of seeing technology evolve, it is now at a point that I can actually be productive in multiple environments, including a coffee shop! Ergostyle like to refer to it as “A Pallet of Places” where staff have the ability to choose their work environment from a selection of spaces which are task related. This is often referred to as ABW or Activity Based Working.
Robot
Doing Ourselves Out of a Job?

Doing Ourselves Out of a Job?

Prior to attending a free Inspired talk on purpose by Mike Catton (a series of talks which I thoroughly recommend for anybody), we were asked to view a video entitled “Humans Need Not Apply” looking at how robotics are taking over many jobs.  Although you might imagine that those jobs would be the more repetitive and/or low-skilled – they are not.

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