a friend, sharon rose spoke on the phone today. sharon rose has a vision and a strategy to start a mega-health business. it has a triple whammy of delivery to the products and services created for body, soul and spirit. her management team needs to be 60 people to get the business cranking. a true global visionary.
sharon rose reminded me of california families with health-business franchised connections. quite remarkable. i was impressed.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.2.13~
vitamins can be calming for all people. especially children that are still growing. fresh is best. in some nations though, that may not be an option for many children and young people.
so, here’s a site that is useful in that regard. link to it.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific 28.1.13~
Roaring in to the cold basement concrete womb of his Hong Kong home, David parked his bike between the secured tanks of the apartment-complex's ika farm. Waving his thumb across the tank's sensor, masterfully with net he scooped dinner into a fish pack on the way to the elevator. A sashimi friday night it was.* (more…)
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~
business ideas & companies creating – words: winners. new entrepreneurs. innovative and transformative startups. respective ecosystems. further the world. social media. big data. health. medical advancements. save lives. enhance well being. private sales clubs touting reduced prices. winners. quantitative and qualitative success. financial performance. technological innovation. management quality. strategy. market inroads. track record relative to start up peers. see past the “buzz.” discovery. advocacy. most promising new business models.
wait there’s always more: a list of start up IT companies follows with a few IT industry words too:
internet, online. (more…)
“Other Worldly: the sealed fragrance range,” is an idea buzzing through the brain.
It’s nice to have a creative brain. Sometimes…
with my Iwi entrepreneur cap on then: the no.1 issue though is: do you distill the range from Lake Vostok’s ice shelf H20, sealed off from light or air for at least 14 million years, or do you create the line sourced of H2O from elsewhere? (more…)
Once upon a time, a Dutchman named Adriaan Went added mineral water + stavia (sugar free sweetener). He titled it Ch’i. The brand has been in biz for donkeys years now. Today, Ch’i is sold in the Netherlands, Australia and Pacific Islands, and the company is currently having a go at the British market.
Why not try the US market? Talk to Whole Foods. Their competition, the niche franchise stores Trader Joes has NZ bevvies already on their shelves. Dutch people can be so amazing in New Zealand. They make the most of the resource. No permit problems either.
If you live outside of New Zealand you will know water is an art like good wine is: Michael Macha explains:
“Fine Waters introduces readers to the epicurean delights of water, sharing the ins and outs of the characteristics that provide various waters with their unique flavors, (more…)
“We need to champion business people. It’s part of the tall poppy syndrome, when we do not.”
–NZ business leaders, are still saying the same stuff ten years on from ten years ago. Oh well… (more…)
Smoothies. Here’s a few ideas. Always use fresh fruit in season. If in winter, try frozen fruit. The more fibre… the more good a smoothie is.
Best smoothies where I live in New Zealand, are smoothies made from “breadfruit icecream.” Tonga could rock that gig. You can also try cherimoya icecream. That is take the flesh of cherimoya fruit. Blend it, then freeze (no dairy). It tastes like the natural fruit version of a creme caramel. Delicious. In winter make smoothies from it. Out of this world. (more…)
“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~
Today I am on a Beyonce buzz kick. That tends to conjur up links asap to The Millionaire Working Mothers Club kick.
I try and be supportive of the ladies. It’s chivalrous to be that way. An old school Kiwi trait. (Here’s a post on that vibe).
Working Mother No.1 – Beyonce: Rolling Stone Magazine (I just cant’ get enough)… On ”we want to get that [community music vibe] back.
“We all started in the Nineties,” Beyoncé said of herself and her collaborators, “when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us.” Bey went on to add that the follow-up to her 2011 effort, 4, has myriad influences: Prince, D’Angelo, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and 1960s doo-wop artists.
Beyonce has landed no.1 top billing in the Prime Time American TV show of 2013. Woot! Read more: Roll St.
Working Mother No.2: If Beyonce doesn’t float your boat then there’s always Kate Middleton‘s latest portrait too. Everyone’s quite excited the ex-hockey loving Kate will be joining the working mothers club too of England. A big step for Kate.
a: no idea. an open page @ this stage. im kind of thinking it would be nice to pay off my education costs. then one day own a patch of kiwi land. get some maori land for a laugh, too even. especially in a place where my maori ancestors always lived. or where my pakeha ancestors settled in nz too. who knows? i know i should do something entrepreneurial. could be entrepreneurial on the land or ocean too. i am wired that way on both the maori and pakeha sides of my lineage. id be awesome at distribution markets of nz product, i know that as well. the last few years i’ve been wired more conceptually though. blueprints conceptual thinking has been the flow, in the ideas not shared online. this time, i might make the concepts tangible. (more…)
Amazing yahtzee playas. :)
Taylor made cobbers.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.1.13~
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…)
2012 saw some remarkable milestones reached in aviation and energy development. Solar Impulse, the sun pwered plane, flew its intercontinental flight. Impulse flew for 19 hours from Madrid, Espana to Rabat, Morocco. Incredible.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.12.12~
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~
So… here’s a bit of research into what Andy does, how, for whom and why he does what he does.
1. Hamilton’s company is called Icehouse.
2. In Icehouse, Andy seeks to offer business incubation, training, start up programmes, and angel investment to help ideas people get on the board in business.
3. In theory, Andy and his team seek to be alchemists or coaches to potential alchemists. They claim to add the right components into an aspiring entrepreneurs mix and turn good ideas into gold.
4. Andy has been working at it for ten years now. (more…)
– Natalie Clifford Barney
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteroa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.12.12~
The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning – to create a product or service to make the world a better place.”
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.12.12~
The last time I went to an Iwi meeting, we were asked to present our ideas for tribal business advancement.
I said, let’s create celebrity rehab centres in New Zealand as a part of the medical tourism industry. Upmarket, with an entire range of health products our Iwi (Maori tribe) makes and creates, in conjunction with the spiritual side of healing and psychology too.
It went down like a … like a… like a… ?! (more…)
Kiwi bioscience companies secured millions in international investment and grabbed the global spotlight this year. Is granting taxpayer dollars to science and technology companies that end up doing most of their business overseas, or being acquired by an overseas company, wise?
The most globally awarded bioscience company in NZ is LanzaTech. Sean Simpson is one of a few scientists at work in the company. The clean energy and renewable chemicals technology company, [majoring in ethanol production at steel mills that churn through iron sands in their daily output] is considered in the top echelon. The company employs 85 pax.
Other companies Paul lists as being scalable are:
•Living Cell Technologies (Auckland) joint-venture with Japan’s Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory to co-develop for the neurology industry. A deal is inked at $34 million, tentatively. (more…)
“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
– Richard Branson being funny.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.12.12~