Driving the Digital Revolution
Dec14

Driving the Digital Revolution

  Global tech giant Cisco has built its culture around giving. So when Mark Cathro, creator of Auckland-based emergency services charity fundraising event series, Rescue Run, approached Cisco’s New Zealand country manager, Dave Wilson, about sponsoring the event, it was a natural coming together of two likeminded visionaries.  To sum Cisco up fleetingly is the antithesis of its nature, but simply put, Cisco created the technology...

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Catalysing People Power
Nov23

Catalysing People Power

  Just when you thought he’d reached the pinnacle, Derek Handley pulls another rabbit out of his hat. I would list all that he has accomplished since he began his entrepreneurial journey, but my word count won’t allow it. However, I won’t demean its relevance, all is well worth the mention. In more recent times, you may recognise Derek from his appearance with John Campbell and Nigel Latta on their television show What’s Next,...

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The Brutal Truth
Nov02

The Brutal Truth

  The business of water: A conversation about conservation. Name one thing you enjoy doing and I can guarantee it requires water. No matter your occupation, vocation, lifestyle necessities; everything depends on a clean supply of quality H2O and such a supply, contrary to popular belief, is not everlasting.  It falls from the sky. It collects in pockets underground. Its runs off mountainsides into streams, rivers and lakes. But...

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The Electric Revolutionaries
Oct12

The Electric Revolutionaries

  Jamie Bennett and Patrick Broadbent are proof that you don’t need a tuxedo to be successful. They are about as laidback as it gets, but laidback with just the right mix of tenacity and stubbornness- which Jamie says is the reason their business Snap Rentals is going from strength to strength. The two lad’s friendship blossomed the same way most good friendships do – by finding mutual ground. This mutual ground was discovered...

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The Martz Effect
Sep14

The Martz Effect

  Like the gift that keeps on giving, a single piece of advice that Martz Witty’s father imparted on him has steered Martz through a succession of businesses, a divorce and two retirement attempts, to the head of an empire he built from scratch.  To top it off, he’s done it all while refuting the notion that there’s no place for fun in the realm of the professional elite. The piece of advice in question? That it’s the journey,...

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Ecoware
Aug23

Ecoware

  In 2011, New Zealanders sent more than two million tonnes of waste to landfill as stated on the Ministry for the Environment’s website. And that number is increasing. It says “The amount of packaging consumed by each New Zealander is growing. Reasons for this include design and marketing, safety/food standards, demographics and lifestyle.” An island of plastic waste, expanding 2.5 million sqkm, has been discovered in the South...

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