“I place on record our determination to survive – as a party – as a movement – and as a people.”
–Tariana Turia talks evolving the best aspects of all nz is and has, standing in it as people of the land, with a strong culture of the land. (more…)
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opportunities to get leverage. capitalise on sponsorship. strong presence. reciprocal deal partnerships. nuture revenue. broaden reach. guardian. ensure the pipeline of talent. maintain level of winningest advisors. risk averse. conservative accounting. distribution development across different platforms. hedged at favourable rates. continuing strength. international customers access. balance right. rest. work. maximising commercial benefits. increasing smartphones tablets audience eyegate visibility. business leads created. build brand recognition. corporate focus. consumer business. building brand recognition in asia. prestigious franchise development. winningest results. win-win combos.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.1.13~
A true leader is a friend of the planet’s future preservation. Mosaics of a tapestry of unique individuals make the world a magical place of humanities wonders.
To take a journey into 100 faces of our times, click on pic above. It is always an education reading of amazing and talented people.
Ten posts we’re reading right now are:
6. Top Ten
8. A balance
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Photo: Kate Middleton‘s eyes, a creative fast forward depiction by the artist Paul Em.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.1.13~
Homer The Iliad and the Odyssey?
Sir Isaac Newton Before Newton, gravity did not exist. It was hard to get stuff done.
Euripides His output was so immense that he was, in essence, the Tyler Perry of ancient Greece.
Plato You know the Platonic ideal? Because he was perfect.
The architects of Notre Dame “They fell in love with the gentler side of the Christian faith.”
Peter Abelard He was a star medieval philosopher, a romanticist.
Leonardo da Vinci He could do anything. (more…)
“We have this tall poppy syndrome where it’s not good form to say you’re clever at something, except of course if you’re in rugby, but we’ve got to change that paradigm and celebrate what a huge dent we make on the global stage, and most people just don’t know.”
–scientist Sir Ray Avery, in support of Kiwi innovation rising for export.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.1.13~
You have to lift it. And then lift it again.
–Steve Hansen outlines the plot of sports team coaching in 2013 on.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.12.12~
Scott Gilmore is an ordinaryguy who loves New Zealand. Scott gets it. This makes Scott extra-ordinary in an ordinary humane way. Watch Scott’s story.
America’s Cup yachting athlete + a NZ rowing champ athlete + a new Chef de Mission role for a Kiwi athlete = New Zealand is going more Water World in our end of year look for Olympic sports branding leadership style. Rob Waddell steps up to lead.
Photo: World Rowing.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.12.12~
If you look at the world today, you’d have to say that “being a gentleman” in New Zealand is not necessarily what you look like… or how well you tie a tie alone, it is how you ensure all children are given an equal and fair environment to achieve dreams.
–Thought for today on true manners that are relevant.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.12.12~
7 years ago when I lived in the USA, Julia Gillard, the Welsh born Australian Prime Minister didn’t even register in a New Zealander’s consciousness.
In the USA Julia Gillard as Australia’s leader rose to fame at the same time Julian Assange did in the US news. They were the two Australians of the year in American media presence.
At 2012 her stand against sexism and mysogeny has made Gillard a global icon for women’s rights. She also now has 1 in 5 of all Maori people of the world living within her nation’s borders. She is their leader now. Riding a mining boom Gillard pays women $20k more each year on average than NZ does. Wow! 7 years ago, that wasn’t the case. It now is. Who would have thought?
Congratulations Australia and Ms. Gillard.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.12.12~
Journalist Sarah Oakes‘ (pictured above) list of women in Australia making giant waves and pioneering a new frontier beyond gender equality is a fantastic list. Five names feature below:
Five of Australia’s Top Twenty Leaders of 2012 & What they stood against:
1. SEXISM – The Julia Gillard Show: Aussie’s first female Prime Minister kept mim on sexism directed at her and entrenched in Australian politics since her election. When she blew though on the topic, the world, that stopped and listened. Australia media claim, “it’s not an understatement to call her misogyny speech a watershed moment for women in Australia.” Having watched that show outside of Australia, I have to agree. She made press on this website twice on the topic.
2. THE WRITER AGAINST MYSOGENY - The Anne Summers Show: Anne Summer’s past and present research and writing on misogyny are best summed up in the report: Her Rights at Work: The Political Persecution of Australia’s First Female Prime Minister. A presence on social media gives a consistent, intellectual, reasoned and powerful voice is seen as essential to increasing Australia’s economic and social potential.
3. THE EDUCATOR VIA SOCIAL MEDIA – Jane Caro – ”Humour takes the power away from the powerful,” is the axiom of a figure who created the hashtag against mysogney titled: #destroyingthejoint. Caro’s unflinching support of women’s rights and public education in Australia, her moderation in the face of moral panic and, not least of all, for saying ”vagina” loudly and repeatedly on Q&A sets her apart above all Australia.
4. THE SEX DISCRIMINATION COMMISSIONER - Elizabeth Broderick - She won the battle for paid maternity leave in Australia, introduced a target for women on boards and at executive levels in ASX companies. She headed up a review into sexism in military culture. Her 650-page-report revealed that one in four women in the ADF had experienced sexual harassment in the past five years. The report calls for a dedicated unit to deal with sexual misconduct.
5. THE HARD HITTING JOURNALIST FOR CARBON & MINING – Leigh Sales - The journalist who took a stand on mining tax and carbon tax.
For fifteen more outstanding Australian leaders check ‘em at SMH. Photo: Getty Images.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.12.12
On robust innovation returning in business more:“We’ve got to look at ways and means of being more competitive. We operate in a market.”
The only thing people want to hear: “This is a strong result.”
On maintaining focus that moves forward: “We remain on track to deliver which equals or exceeds our peers.” (more…)
A crop that has no weaknesses, a community dedicating themselves to a mastery of kindness. If just leadership is a contest of ideas, it needs well-armed champions. Community development is not something you do to people, it is something you do with them. (more…)
BOOSTING MAORI PRODUCTIVITY – ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE BOOSTING REINFORCEMENT PROTECTION STRATEGIES NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand’s Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment plans to lift Maori economic performance.
Maori economic outcomes need to be improved in light of disturbing inequality levels in New Zealand concerning Maori economic levels. A strategy of the Ministry hopes Maori educational achievement can be improved in the context of jobs.
The Maori Economic Development Panel have authored the plan. Financial literacy, Maori governance, a private sector action plan to improve Maori land productivity and a new Maori-oriented investment fund – are the key elements to drive the business growth. (more…)
XI JINPING & PENG LIYUAN & POLITICAL FRIENDS – CHINESE POLITICS UPS ITS STYLE TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP THAT IS MORE FUN FOR CHINA’S PEOPLE
Getting more au fait with Xi Jinping: It is China’s second orderly hand-over of power in more than six decades of rule. Xi Jinping got the job.
Ko wai ia? Who is he? Xi isthe son of a revered revolutionary leader and economic reformer. A more sustainable model of growth in Chinese rise is what his task is to be.
He leads the Politburo Standing Committee, the elite group of 7 men that makes crucial decisions on the economy, foreign policy and other major issues.
“We have every reason to be proud — proud, but not complacent,” said Mr. Xi. “Inside the party, there are many problems that need be addressed, especially the problems among party members and officials of corruption and taking bribes, being out of touch with the people, undue emphasis on formalities and bureaucracy, and other issues.” He added, “To create iron, one must be strong.”
China appointed new leadership. What is the world saying?
Beijing’s buzzword is “dicipline.” Outgoing Hu Jintao in a speech ruled out pluralism in politics. China’s industrious rise is due to its people.
Xi Jinping is new leader. Li Keqiang is premier.
What Canada thinks: From a Canadian point of view these are people with whom we can do business. Xi Jinping is a so-called “princeling,” the son of one of Mao’s commanders, with high social status. He is a pragmatic elitist, a nationalist who is nonetheless open to the West. He has presided over Shanghai and other fast-developing regions. He values small business, and trade.
He is also known for speaking his mind. “Some foreigners with full bellies and nothing better to do engage in finger-pointing at us,” he once chided. “First, China doesn’t export revolution; second, it doesn’t export famine and poverty; and third, it doesn’t mess with you. What more is there to say?”