BLOG - Doing good and making money
Tattooed across Travis’ shoulder and back are two taniwha, locked in battle. Markers of his heritage, they present a visual challenge: dark and light, good and evil, greed and generosity constantly at war. As today’s business culture grows more and more aware of its impact on the world, some view solely profit-motivated business as “the dark side,” in competition with a society that cares for the needs of its people.
BLOG - Productivity and why it's important
In the recent Speech from the Throne the National-led Government stated its commitment to “build a productive and competitive economy.” This pledge to boost New Zealand’s productivity comes in the context of the oft talked about income gap between New Zealand and other developed countries, like Australia. But why is this income gap important in the first place and what does it have to do with productivity?
BLOG - The tragedy of Brittany Maynard
When we create categories of people whose lives fall outside the protection of the law, we change the way we as a society view the value of those lives. We believe the Brittany Maynards of the world who tell us that life is only valuable if it is without pain, without difficulty. We believe it about ourselves, and we believe it about those around us.