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Foolproof market validation tool for those of us who would be fools

Peter Kerr Oct 18, 2012

‘Foolproof’ (great title) has been inspired by much of a working life immersed in entrepreneurial startups. Its author, Jenny Douché likes to think of the 188 page book as a resource for anyone looking to create or grow a business. … Continue reading → … Read More

If we imagine beyond the actuality of how we produce….

Peter Kerr Oct 16, 2012

This post also appears at www.pastureharmonies.org Science has served New Zealand agriculture extremely well. It should and needs to do so in the future. It is also that pragmatic rationale approach that has delivered and developed a wonderfully integrated on-farm … Continue reading → … Read More

Getting to a BLISful state a long and winding road

Peter Kerr Oct 11, 2012

Dunedin-based BLIS’s oral cavity probiotic products have “spent a long time on the runway”, as it chief executive Dr Barry Richardson described the other day. (Briefly wearing a journalist hat, I interviewed Richardson for BusinessDesk). There’s a certain irony in … Continue reading → … Read More

Standing for nothing does our agriculture a big non-favour

Peter Kerr Oct 09, 2012

This story also appears at www.pastureharmonies.org If you stand for nothing; does that mean anything is acceptable….or not? This is the dilemma for NZ Inc agriculture as AgResearch announces the recent success of ‘Daisy’ a cow genetically modified to produce … Continue reading → … Read More

New media + books = Literary Angels: friend recommendations set to fly

Peter Kerr Oct 04, 2012

Literary Angels, a Facebook (with other social media to come) book socialising, tracking and selling tool, could be exactly what the publishing industry has been looking for. LA sets up a unique identity for a hard copy or e-book, allowing … Continue reading → … Read More

ATI Establishment Board role far bigger than most people realise

Peter Kerr Sep 27, 2012

For something that has the extremely important job of kicking along (on an NZ Inc basis) the never simple endeavour of turning of an idea into income, the Advanced Technology Institute’s Establishment Board has so far operated very below the … Continue reading → … Read More

If we think beyond the actuality of how we produce….

Peter Kerr Sep 25, 2012

(This post can also be seen at www.pastureharmonies.org) Science has served New Zealand agriculture extremely well. It should and needs to do so in the future. It is also that pragmatic rationale approach that has delivered and developed a wonderfully … Continue reading → … Read More

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Pastoral method’s lack of a brand/name is the opposite of the ‘tragedy of the commons’

Peter Kerr Sep 20, 2012

Our failure to neither name nor own the story to our pastoral method is a type of opposite ‘tragedy of the commons’. (See Wikipedia’s explanation here). The TotC was (and still is in some arenas, e.g. fishing) an overuse and … Continue reading → … Read More