Category Archives: Business

In lament of the NZ Farm – Pure Advantage

Toward a resilient and sustainable way of life in New Zealand we must diversify away from intensive agriculture.  Business as usual is an enormous risk.  Here is why. On the road to becoming the Detroit of agriculture. Colleague and Christchurch … Continue reading

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‘It’s not about your age, it’s about your ideas’: the teen power list

I think this article from the Guardian builds on my book review. Young people are amazing innovators. The best point here is that the areas of impact are across: science, art, media, culture, …. STEAM in all its glory. Wonderful; … Continue reading

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Book Review. Be a Changemaker: How to make something that matters. Laurie Ann Thompson

Be a Changemaker: How to make something that matters. Laurie Ann Thompson (2014). Simon Pulse: New York. This book is a primer for (social) entrepreneurs. Writing for a teen aged audience Laurie outlines the essential steps for someone seeking to … Continue reading

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Alternative Protein Startups Receive Boost from Investor Coalition Worth $1.25tn – AgFunderNews

I find this encouraging, and worrying.  At a time when New Zealand’s political leaders are determined to continue to support polluting and energy intensive farming others are leading toward alternatives.  This is just one example of developments. Encouraging, because a … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Girlboss: Elena Favilli, co-creator of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Timbuktu Labs — #girlboss

I am looking forward to receiving my copy of “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls”.  It has been published and will be on the way soon.  Here is the story of the woman behind the book. I have to add this … Continue reading

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The most beautiful libraries in America – in pictures

This is awesome and amazing and wow! Maybe I could spend my life visiting beautiful libraries. In any case;  I have a day off today, and it is wet and cold.  I think I will go to the library. After … Continue reading

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The 1000th Post On How To Find Your Passion In Life

Not my 1000th post; I have only a little over 200. This is a rather unusual post from a James Altucher.  I have no what he normally writes about; however,  from what I can see here, it is about innovation … Continue reading

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Solar Delivers Cheapest Electricity ‘Ever, Anywhere, By Any Technology’ – ThinkProgress

Over the last year I am finding more and more articles that make this point. Solar is becoming cheap!  Good news! Source: Solar Delivers Cheapest Electricity ‘Ever, Anywhere, By Any Technology’ – ThinkProgress

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The best productivity hack I’ve ever heard – Goals Infinite

This is an effective idea.  Maybe it will help you. Personally, my best strategy is self talk that tells me to,  “Write something, or play something, learn something… do it, now!” And then doing something real. Process goals and developing … Continue reading

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Interview with Yvon Chouinard – YouTube

How to simplify you life.  Words from Yvon Chouinard, how to live an examined life and build a sustainable business. This interview is thoughtful;  the “Key to consumerism is to consume less but consume better.”  But I disagree with him … Continue reading

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