Australians only work 32 hours a week. What they’re saying is: pub time matters. What else can that mean?!
Anyway… cheers to that then. Lazy ochres. :)
the truth is: companies are cutting costs (part time staff means no long term additional employment incentives are being paid). Two Aussie Banks also predict Australian unemployment to be on the rise.
the trend shows: “Australians are living the good life rather than working hard is instead a reflection of a longer trend away from full-time towards part-time work, more flexible working hours, and the increasing casualisation of the work force.”
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.1.13~
start up industries doing well in canada: candy, confectionary companies. iphone apps. health-care technology. beer, wine, liquor (bulk). software as a service to improve business. home health care. yoga. technical and trade schools. fast casual dining. green building construction. niche public consulting in pr damage control, saving companies money, reducing finanical losses. edu-tech: technology schools and training. temporary staffing firms – flexi work schedules. government services in local governance infrastructure allocation. accounting services. repair services. self improvement products and services including motivational insights industry. energy sector – green tech installations especially.
if in canada, i’d probably do the candy line. best health boosting chocolate eva.
source: inc canada. photo: the best chocolate shop i’ve been to: see’s candies california.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.1.13~
1. online business schools.
2. accessible business coaches.
3. accounting students helping start ups online.
4. angel investors in every region identified.
5. law students who understand patent law, accessible online. (more…)
Creative people play every day in productive ways. It’s how they [we] explore, invent the new and dream up the new, so that entrepreneurs can then get things done.
As we have a purpose to be productive, creative play [and an economy is a creative play on a global stage of sorts] becomes increasingly productive with how citizens choose to use leisure time. Creative people use leisure time productively. It is their intellectual down-to-earth DNA.
A focus to build, can lead to a nation of innovative, useful, fun, playful inventors building the efficient infrastructure we need that makes a people sustainably wealthy over time, due to good building designs of all kinds that are both fun and smart.
An economist writes a creative story. They write: When the cat’s away, the mice will play. Right now, New Zealanders are the mice and the financial market is the cat… NZ’s net foreign liabilities are still about 70 per cent of gross domestic product [too high for comfort]. (more…)
Once a start up gets to a certain level, it’s wise to reduce debt and save.
Online… Reduce your businesses debt is the advice of Gill South in biz school class today.–Link2it.
Also: A dollar saved is a dollar earned. Turning lights can equate to savings in time. You don’t need to spell 100% right to be a good business person. Be good with numbers, or, pay someone to help your business who is good at reading contracts and doing the books honestly.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.1.13~
“Constraints on land, labour, capital and science” could be improved to develop the layers that aren’t being shared yet, in New Zealand’s economy, says Rod Oram.
To read his views, jet2it.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.1.13~
Capitalism will save us
If you can’t beat the tide of injustice in the fact that 37% of 2012′s wealth in the US went to the 1% of wealthiest people, than work with capitalism.
Cut the apron strings of authority and try a start up. (more…)
An economy is a country’s piggy bank. It does well when more is put into it, than taken out of it.
A way this happens is when export products are increased from a country. That means products that involve packaging and freight going out of New Zealand (for example) that earn more for New Zealand, add to the economy.
If we are to expand NZ’s economy, then we need to get more creative. We must create sustainable product, that is packaged, shipped away and the revenues earned saved and reinvested into new export areas for New Zealand.
Thefore a “packaging mentality” in a healthy way, can be good. Smart engines (for cars) with rare earth components, would be a cool NZ idea to think of making and packaging and exporting. Eventually.
–NZ’s wealthiest man Graeme Hart (one of them) makes a lot of money from being invested in packaging. He’s a billionaire. There’s money in a packaging mentality for exporting of sustainable NZ products.
[Packaging Designs - Bored Panda]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.12.12~
Maori News: New reports values Ngāti Porou (the local Maori tribe of Gisborne, New Zealand’s) economy at $300m. An independent report by the Bureau of Economic Research has valued the Ngāti Porou economy at $300 million. But leaders of the tribe say they need to do more to increase that potential for the benefit of all Ngāti Porou.
What could Ngati Porou do? Well they are serious cousins by lineage to Ngai Tahu of the South Island (who’ve earned $900 million)… so say no more. Ngati Porou could learn lots from Ngai Tahu. (more…)
Pamper trends – the art of the vanities: A year in beauty retail trends.
Additional ideas: Young people working with scientists could really develop health and beauty products from the ocean. Rare earth minerals and marine life’s secrets hold the next keys to a growing industry that can be both entrepreneurial and sustainable for Pacific peoples economic planning. (more…)
JUNE McCABE’S THOUGHTS ON SCIENCE & INNOVATION BEING PIVOTAL TO THE MAORI ECONOMIES GROWTH TRAJECTORY
In July 2011, June McCabe who works for WestPac Bank, Australia in New Zealand offered some insights into how Science can improve the Maori sector of The Economy.
Here’s her lecture notes.
Science and innovation will deliver economic growth
Science and innovation creates new opportunities: • for economic growth;
• improves our quality of life; and
• helps us make sense of the world we live in.
For science and innovation to create these opportunities, it is necessary to have a robust science and innovation system that is responsive to national needs and opportunities. Science and innovation are the foundations of New Zealand society. They improve our quality of life, help us understand and manage our environment, and are essential to our jobs and pastimes. (more…)
Song lyrics: no twister’s gonna steal your stuff away
Weather: Tornado safety tips for people at home include moving to an inside hallway, away from exterior walls and windows, on the ground floor, or basement if there is one. Avoid places with wide-span roof areas. Get under a piece of sturdy, heavy furniture and use arms to protect head and neck. The focus should not be on weather prediction alone, but on adaptation with disaster planning and crisis management for risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery. Authorities have the responsibility to minimise social vulnerability and have a duty to promote community resilience through enlightened planning. Real crises give a chance to assess community preparedness.
–NZ offers opinions on surviving verticle shear, at ten minutes prior notice.
–A Mark Crook photo, Tamaki Makaurau skyline pre-storm, December 2012.
Kiwis have our work cut out for us. When surviving “Aussie” banks et al syphoning so much from the NZ economy each year, we also have to have an eye on vertical shear syphons of inclement weather too.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.12.12~
An ASB economist has said that New Zealand’s terms of trade, that represent New Zealand’s purchasing power with the rest of the world, had gradually declined over the past 18 months and were now 10 per cent below the June 2011 peak.
Dairy, which accounts for about a quarter of New Zealand’s exports, was the biggest contributor to the falling export prices and rising volumes, with volumes surging 32 per cent in the quarter, even as prices sank 13 per cent.
“Dairy export volumes are at record levels, after adjusting for seasonal effects,” prices manager Chris Pike said in a statement.
“Dairy values remain at high levels, even though export prices have fallen for five consecutive quarters.”
“If people are going to invest in our economy and in our markets [they] have to have confidence in the markets and the justice system.”
–SFO acting chief executive Simon McArley comments on white collar crime in New Zealand… the next frontier of justice’s sweep in NZ.
Add to that the inherent racism of economic flows rigging, needs to also be addressed in order for investors to feel safe investing in NZ’s markets.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.11.12~
In an article published by Pravda.Ru, Russia’s leader advises Russia on economic policy via problem solving, avoiding military distraction and putting an emphaise on business building more so than government on economic recovery.
The speech reads as if he was speaking to a current USA, as if loaned from a Reagan speech.
Vladimir Putin said regarding the military:
“…instead of solving the problem, militarization pushes it to a deeper level. It draws away from the economy immense financial and material resources, which could have been used much more efficiently elsewhere.”
“…we are reducing taxes on production, investing money in the economy. We are optimizing state expenses.
The second possible mistake would be excessive interference into the economic life of the country and the absolute faith into the all-mightiness of the state. (more…)
BOOK SALES NEWS: SASHA AND MALIA OBAMA HIT UP AN ARLINGTON BOOK STORE, SATURDAY SHOPPING RETAIL BOOSTS
Photographer Scott Applewhite shares this photo of Sasha and Malia Obama shopping at an Arlington bookstore in Va. They were kind enough to take the famous tall dude with them on their family shopping expedition–New York Daily News headlining family of the day.
Always so well grounded are Sasha and Malia. (more…)
DAVID SHEARER – A DISLOYAL FINANCIAL CLIFF OR NEW ZEALAND HAS OIL? – NZ POLITICS, PRE-CHRISTMAS 2012
Politics today: “NZ has oil.”
What we learned in 2011-2012 from NZ politics: All political parties in NZ must be robust. (more…)