Tagged: Sustainability

Why a democratic open-source news and views site needs reinvention and why we should care - Stick

Peter Kerr Feb 23, 2015

Scoop’s in the middle of an attempt to change its ownership and business structure from individual shareholders to community (to be designed). It has just launched a PledgeMe crowd funding bid. The metaphor that applies is not unlike the tragedy … Continue reading → … Read More

Branding’s dark arts leans to build, measure, learn - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 18, 2014

The dark arts of branding received an illumination when Brant Cooper spoke to a packed house at Wellington’s Lightning Lab. The ‘Lean Entrepreneur’ co-author from San Diego popped in on invitation on his way to Australia, and talked about how … Continue reading → … Read More

TDB Today: Facing the future – no Bridges too far - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 26, 2014

In my post at The Daily Blog today — Facing the future – no Bridges too far — I take a look at the Royal Society of New Zealand’s latest information paper about the need to move New Zealand to a green economy. There’s a yawning gulf between the rational world view embodied in the […] … Read More

A trial with zero percent success proves trap’s worth - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 18, 2014

 Any business that gets itself into a financial position to employ others is, by default, doing OK. If that operation starts with a completely new product, to survive long enough to (at least) thrive, is even better. So it is … 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

Non-success gets a deserved recognition - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 24, 2013

A thumbs up to Lightning Lab and Wellington’s Creative HQ for celebrating non-success. That, quite deliberately, is different from describing the five of the nine companies which went through LL’s 12 week accelerator programme as failures. Earlier in the year, … Continue reading → … Read More

Primary industry mobile tech forum draws the digerati - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 20, 2013

Numbers tell a story on their own. And the fact that over 220 attendees ponyed up at the Mobile Tech Summit 2013 in Wellington on August 7 & 8 underscores the message that our natural resources aren’t as old-hat as … Continue reading → … Read More

Software Patents: the Difference between Excluding Computer Programs as Such and Excluding Computer Programs as Such - Stick

Peter Kerr May 23, 2013

By guest blogger Doug Calhoun The Patents Bill has had a tortuous ride through Parliament – to say the least. Introduced in 2008, it was reviewed by a select committee in 2009 and reported back in March 2010. In September … Continue reading → … Read More