Tagged: proprietary

‘Fire engine envy’ + time = sales - Stick

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

Plenty of traps along the way for pest eradicators - Stick

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

Lightning Lab startups ask – ‘where’s the money’? - Stick

Peter Kerr May 21, 2013

Lightning Lab 2013 saw nine startups pitch their digital products to would-be investors last week, seeking expansion capital for ideas that 12 weeks before mostly existed on paper. The Wellington Demo Day saw highly polished presentations, with clear development plans … Continue reading → … Read More

We all own our agricultural story…..that’s the problem - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 20, 2012

This post also runs at pasture Harmonies. The trouble is; we all own New Zealand’s agricultural story. That is, the huge collective effort that went into figuring out, developing and improving the soil, pasture and plant/animal interaction that is our … Continue reading → … Read More

Getting to a BLISful state a long and winding road - Stick

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 - Stick

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 - Stick

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 - Stick

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