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Lamborghini Terzo Millennio

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Lamborghini Terzo Millennio

    Lamborghini has unveiled a visionary hypercar concept, arguably unlike any other. The Terzo Millennio uses innovative selfhealing materials for its body, supercapacitors that power electric motors integrated into each wheel, and the ability to store energy in its carbon fiber body.     No easy task, which is why Lamborghini is partnering up with two laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The partnership, realised in the Terzo Millennio, is taking automobile technology away from conventional...

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Brain Food

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Brain Food

    Are your staff eating well? This thought has probably never crossed your mind and it might not worry you in the slightest what their daily intake is. But what if their daily intake was affecting their abilities at work? Affecting their productivity, their concentration, their motivation, their stress and anxiety levels, and the amount of sick days they take. Would that make you curious as to what their diet consists of? It should. Nutrition plays a vital role in health and well being and in particular brain function. UC clinical...

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Four Simple Steps Before Selling Up

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Four Simple Steps Before Selling Up

    Owners of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in New Zealand are being encouraged to act now to avoid an uncertain retirement, marred by poor planning. Three out of four business owners are pinning their hopes on selling up to pay for their retirement, but 30 percent acknowledge that their businesses wouldn’t survive without them and even more – 47 percent – don’t have a plan in place to exit their business. These findings were uncovered in new research released by Xero. It suggests the ‘she’ll be right’ attitude of Kiwis...

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Ten Tips for Perfect Punctuality

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Ten Tips for Perfect Punctuality

    Lose the snooze button ‘Begin as you mean to go on, and go on as you began’. Think of your alarm as the first appointment of the day – if you hit snooze for five minutes, you’re then five minutes late, which could set the tone of your entire day and make you five minutes late for the succession of following appointments. It’s hard to make that time up. Fill your tank the night before Ever found yourself annoyed at having to stop for gas without having remembered to factor it in? Evade the frustration by making a quick trip the...

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Breaking into Asia

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Breaking into Asia

    When it comes to exporting, the US need not necessarily be the first place on a company’s mind. “Everyone always thinks about getting into America, but when I looked at other regions, I realised that our closest neighbours in the Asia pacific would be perfect place to launch my brand,” Laura Furiosi says. “China has such a large population I only really needed to capture a small percentage to make a big impact to my yearly turnover. “Also, because I was already manufacturing my swimwear in China, it made logical sense to try and...

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Tips from the Experts

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Tips from the Experts

    Successful exporting countries generally have high GDP per capita and a standard of living to match. Wages are high and people enjoy good health and education and can afford the luxuries of life – modern cars, nice houses, overseas holidays, leisure goods and other comforts. So, exporting matters, and this is where the Go Global conference comes in. Dubbed ‘the exporters’ conference’, the single-day event, held in late September 2017, featured a panel of experts offering their insights in a programme heavy on real exporters...

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Girl Power

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Girl Power

    Why are so many women choosing to turn their back on traditional careers to start their own business When you think of an entrepreneur most people think of Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk or Richard Branson. But the start-up landscape is changing and business is no longer the ‘boys’ club’ it once was. Research from Start-Up Muster shows that one of the fastest growing demographics in the start-up space is women aged 35 – 55, with women registering businesses at three times the rate of men as they search for more flexibility,...

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Six Last Minute Tips

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Six Last Minute Tips

    The financial year for New Zealand businesses finishes on the 31st of March and can be a stressful time for many business owners. Research has shown that many owners will be pulling all-nighters and missing out on time with friends and family in order to complete their compliance obligations. MYOB national sales manager and chartered accountant, Scott Gardiner, says that it is easy for small business owners to leave their end of financial year obligations to the last minute. “Often SMEs become so focussed on day to day...

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Five Tips to Avoid a Cash Flow Hangover

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Obviously the Christmas-New Year break is a wonderful time of the year, but when it comes to cash flow in the New Year, seasonal cheer can turn into a nasty hangover if businesses are not prepared. Accounting software provider MYOB has five simple tips for avoiding the cash flow crash that will help mitigate the impacts of business seasonality. 1. Make hay while the sun shines “During peak times, we see countless businesses crammed full of customers and people lined out the door waiting to be served. A lot of small businesses get very busy...

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New Year, New You – But for How Long?

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New Year, New You – But for How Long?

    Each New Year seems to offer complimentary motivation for change. The trick is making the most of this ‘free energy’ by forging positive behaviours before it wanes. Think of your NY resolution as the cake and goal setting the ingredients – winging it might turn out alright on occasion, but having the right ingredients increases your chances exponentially. Here are some goal-setting ideas for when it comes to tackling the two most common resolutions: Health and wellbeing Stand up It’s really that easy. There are proven benefits...

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