In this session, we explore how the need of one person can be the seed of a business and change a market forever. Also building an event that that is driven by the participants and not the sponsors. So many learnings for startups and entreprenuers.
We all know that we can be doing more to help our fellow humans and protect our planet, but very few act. Today we talk to Hayden Smith, founder of Sea Cleaners Trust. He educates us on the serious problem of plastic and other waste in our waterways and oceans. He also provides insight into what we can do about it if we all work together and play our part.
With so much talk about AI and its impact on all facets of life, we decided it best to talk to someone in the know. Josh Comrie is a serial New Zealand Tech Investor and co-founder of Ambit AI. Being a complete novice in the space, Josh gave some serious insights for anyone wanting to explore the AI, along with insights for EVERY business owner looking to build a sustainable future.
On today's FindThe_Gaps Session we talk to Mat Wylie from Customer Radar. One of New Zealand's leading customer feedback platforms. Mat shares his vast knowledge on the changing landscape of customer feedback and how it is an essential part of every business's long-term strategy.
In this podcast, we talk to the Design Champion of Auckland, Ludo Campbell-Reid. When it comes to 'jobs' there are few that match the need for long-term vision and that can have such an impact on millions of people. Urban design is a human process that uses the environment to craft outcomes. Ludo shares extraordinary insight and unbridled passion for what is fast becoming the coolest 'little' city in the world!
Today's podcast is a true example of a human with the right attitude to life. Having lost his leg when Mt Ruapehu erupted in 2007, William shares with me his journey during the event and how he mapped his road to recovery and beyond. As you will hear there was never any doubt he would get back to the life he had but now he had some new goals and a vision for the impact he wanted to make in the world. This interview is both humbling and inspiring... and proves that suffering is part of what...
In this session, I talk to one of the most respected architects in New Zealand, Ken Crosson of Crosson Architects. The podcast came from a conversation I had with Ken a few years back about being a practitioner in a creatively led business and not losing sight of your values. Ken is a well-versed speaker and still holds that passion for what he does after 30 years, 'practising'.
Today's podcast is with Haka Tourism Group's founder Ryan Sanders. He had the vision to create a unique Kiwi experience for backpackers looking for something a little different and more personal. 10 years on and a short time after opening their first and second hotels, Ryan talks to us about building a business that you connect with and looking inward as a leader and entrepreneur.
In this session, I talk to Chris Simmons, SVP Americas and APAC at 9 Spokes.com. Chris has been involved in strategy his whole professional career and is currently developing one of New Zealand's fastest growing digital platforms for small business on a global scale. Chris explains that without a purpose, the strategy may not work.
Today's podcast is with the founder of Spaceworks NZ, Lizzi Whaley. Lizzi is someone I have known for a long time and always admired how focused she has been on meeting her goals. Also she just has a raw approach to life that we can all learn from. Lots of laughs, swearing and storytelling from one of New Zealand's most respected designers.
On today's podcast, we talk to Marisa Fong about life after exiting a business. Four years ago Marisa sold Madison Recruitment, a business she had spent 15 years developing with a partner to eventually sell. Now she spends her time as an angel investor and prominent advocate for woman's entrepreneurial and leadership journeys.
Sarah Clearwater is a practitioner of Design Thinking, creating new ways to drive both employee and customer relationships. Human centred design is growing in its use as we look for ways to drive both our businesses and engage in the communities that our customers belong to, looking for more meaningful connections with brands.
Liam Bowden founded luxury brand Deadly Ponies over 12 years ago. Today we talk about the journey in the luxury fashion world, being a luxury brand in New Zealand and what it takes to stay at the top of your game when it come to culture and maintaining your vision.
It's all about authenticity and apparently we all need to be coached to understand it. Not sure Paul and I agree on this one. We also discuss the three C's of vulnerability - courage, connection and compassion...
In this session I speak to Scott Rice, renowned event organiser and founder of the Ocean Swim Series in New Zealand. Having worked together I knew Scott would be able to shed some light on building a cornerstone event and how over the past 10 years the demands and needs of his customers have changed.
Over a rare lunch with my wife we discussed the virtues of a University education and what will suit my 4 year to get there. Culture and diversity or formal learning and more importantly will University be relevant when it comes times to make the decision.
So many of us are able to rev the engines and get all excited about the 'big' idea, but so often quit before we start. Here Paul and I discuss the reasons why action is so important and why we struggle to execute.
This FindThe_Gaps Session explores the changing times of the global removals industry. Rather than focus on the fairly uninteresting subject matter, Raymond talks about the place technology is playing in their growth and how the changes in global migration is dictating how people move around the world.