BLOG - Doing more with less
New Zealand has a productivity problem. For decades, we’ve each been putting in more hours than most other OECD countries, but producing relatively fewer products and services for our labour.
"Productivity isn’t everything,” said Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman, “but in the long run it is almost everything.”
BLOG - Our dwindling middle life
With a single glance at our smartphones we know about the lives of of our ‘friends and followers,’ through messaging and Skype we stay connected with close friends and families from anywhere in the world. With the rise of these “self-selecting” channels of communication, it seems that our connection with a third group—our local community—has been lost.