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‘Fire engine envy’ + time = sales

Peter Kerr Apr 01, 2014

Fire engine envy. No, I never knew that such a condition existed, though it kinda makes sense if you happen to be involved in the fire fighting business. But fire engine envy is one of many factors that’s assisted Lower … Continue reading → … Read More

Driver of Callaghan accelerator services to put pedal to the metal?

Peter Kerr Mar 04, 2014

We’ll make the assumption that Callaghan Innovation’s new GM of Accelerator Services isn’t there for the money. Chris Somogyi’s come relatively unannounced to the crown entity whose role is to accelerate the commercialisation of innovation by NZ firms. Softly, softly … Continue reading → … Read More

Finding the fruitful intersection of ideas and organisation

Peter Kerr Feb 18, 2014

 Ultimately this blog is a plug for Stephen Cummings handbook of ways that business can fruitfully marry management and creativity. Along the way it is also an endorsement of the Professor of Management at Victoria University’s Business School, and in … Continue reading → … Read More

We’re getting over our notions of shame around business failure

Peter Kerr Dec 10, 2013

I’m putting the proposition out there that we’re getting over our collective Kiwi hang-up about startup and business failure. That is, whereas in the past we’d write somebody off for having tried, and been not successful in a new business … Continue reading → … Read More

KiwiNet and the sell of commercialisation

Peter Kerr Nov 26, 2013

There’s always something to learn at commercialisation workshops. KiwiNet, the group-hug of university and CRI commercialisation units held a Wellington-based forum around understanding customers. So, here’s couple of interesting bits and pieces from the day – of which I was … Continue reading → … Read More

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‘Always be pitching, looking for feedback’ – Wipster’s Rollo Wenlock

Peter Kerr Nov 19, 2013

“Get your idea out there as much as possible, pitch it to everyone, even to strangers in a cafe, see what happens. If it doesn’t resonate, you probably don’t have anything.” That was Wipster head sherang’s advice given at Wellington’s … Continue reading → … Read More

High tech bible also delivers insights into business disposition

Peter Kerr Nov 12, 2013

The TIN100 Report aims to be an authoritative, dispassionate look at the high tech manufacturing, ICT and biotech industries of New Zealand. Through a thorough process, TIN100 founder Greg Shanahan, and research and publication manager Jo-Anne Hazel have put together … Continue reading → … Read More

Plenty of traps along the way for pest eradicators

Peter Kerr Oct 29, 2013

No one ever said that creating and perfecting a resetting, toxin free pest trap was going to be easy. The guys at Goodnature would be the first to agree, but, 12,000 or so sold traps later, the Wellington company that … Continue reading → … Read More

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