Tagged: business

Greenwashing: The New Brainwashing - Tuhia ki te rangi

Guest Author Dec 23, 2020

Libby Kennedy In a world of metal straws, keep cups and electric cars, everyone is on the hunt for the most eco-friendly products to help reduce their environmental impact. Many corporate companies have noticed this and are now advertising to this new green-minded demographic. Unfortunately, it is very common to see a discrepancy between the green claims advertised by … Read More

‘Courageous’ investment means innovation stays in NZ, not sold off overseas - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 24, 2020

Jessica C Lai, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington and Jesse Pirini, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand is in an economic recession and the government is trying to spend its way through it with direct investment to boost the economy and jobs. At the same time, the Reserve Bank of New … Read More

Land use and the future of work - FutureworkNZ

Guest Author Jun 20, 2019

Phil McDermott   Flexible land-use planning complements a complex, dynamic and unpredictable employment environment. The future of work is drawing increasing policy attention internationally and locally. When considering the physical demands of changing forms of production, distribution and consumption, there are strong arguments for seeking a more flexible approach to the associated land use and infrastructure requirements of working and residential … Read More

Earthquake anniversaries - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Feb 22, 2018

Seventh anniversary of the Christchurch earthquakes. GNS figures there’s about a 1/120 annual risk of something of similar size hitting Wellington: 0.833%. Recovery here will be much harder than in Christchurch. There are few local options for firms to relocate to while downtown is torn down and possibly rebuilt. There are few transit routes in and out. The airport could … Read More

MBIE’s slick new collection of data - The Dismal Science

Donal Curtin Jul 04, 2017

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released the Labour Market Dashboard – a one-stop self-service tool which displays labour market information from many different sources in one place. According to Manager of Labour Market Trends Nita Zodgekar, one of MBIE’s roles is to advise on New Zealand’s labour market and develop policy solutions to grow … Read More

Does open source equal open society? - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 08, 2016

Every party needs a grumpy uncle…so let me be that curmudgeonly guy for the upcoming Open Source//Open Society conference. (Early spoiler alert – I’m going to some of OS//OS. There’s too many thought provoking speakers, too much opportunity to touch base with clever people not to) The second such OS//OS event is talking (was originally a typo, but it … Read More

Five stages of workplaces - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Aug 17, 2013

Another business book review. This time, it’s Tribal Leadership, by Logan, King, and Fischer-Wright. The book is, helpfully, available as a free audio book from the website. Overall rating: good. useful. pretty smart. Yes, there are the annoying traits of pop-culture business books. There are beautiful anecdotes about teams that overcome adversity to realise the […] … Read More

Better environmental campaigns from Big Data - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Jun 19, 2013

The power to understand ourselves and our communities has taken a quantum leap with ‘Big Data’, computing power, and advances in statistics and software. The first to recognise this power were politicians in the world’s most affluent democracy. Obama’s Big Data Win President Barack Obama’s success during the 2010 re-election campaign – the most expensive in history – is … Read More

Open access good for businesses too - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 21, 2013

Open-access publishing is discussed throughout science and science-writing circles. These initiatives aim to encourage wide-spread open access (free) for the scientific literature, so that anyone who might fit it of use can get a hold of the material. Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported on the European Commission moving towards open-access, citing a reason that … Read More

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