Did it Work? Retrospective – Video – Making Auckland the Supercity by Associate Professor Robert Davis and Rod Oram

Did it Work?  – Why, What and How.    Now that we are one term into the first round of the Supercity: it may pay to reflect.  here is something to help, done before the Supercity was created for real. Making Auckland the Supercity  – Creating a, strong, successful Auckland region is the topic for the 2010 […]

Propositions on innovation, creativity, enterprise and design: Unitec's new learning adventure for leaders of enterprise and innovation

Peter Mellalieu introduces a new course in February 2012 comprising part of the Unitec Master of Business, MBus.   What is innovation? What do we need innovation? … Is innovation more than inventing an unconventional product, or creating a new service or process? How do innovations get created? … What are the factors associated with […]

How can we create 'good jobs'? Book review of Clifton's "The coming jobs war"

Reviewed by Peter Mellalieu. Peter teaches innovation and entrepreneurship at Unitec Institute of Technology. How can we create ‘good jobs’? This is the most urgent question New Zealand, America and all other nations face. According to Jim Clifton, the answer lies in the spirit of free enterprise — not central or local government policy-making. In […]

Spring graduation – Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, September 2011

I love graduation! I love meeting my previous students. What are their plans? Where are they working? At graduation yesterday I found one of my Chinese students is returning to China to work in her father’s factory. The factory manufactures motorcycles and quad cycles for an international brand name. Later, she intends to work in […]

Greening your business with Enterprise GreenWorks™

Change in New Zealand sectoral greenhouse gas emissions 1990 − 2007. Image via Wikipedia Unitec students and staff have embarked on an innovative programme focussed on helping medium and small enterprise owners advance their journey towards ‘greening the business’. Every two weeks from August, business owners from Rosebank Business Association are invited to participate in […]

Gary Hamel: Reinventing the Technology of Human Accomplishment – May 2011

Gary Hamel: Reinventing the Technology of Human Accomplishment Check out this fast-paced, idea-packed, 15-minute video essay, in which Hamel paints a vivid picture of what it means to build organizations that are fundamentally fit for the future-resilient, inventive, inspiring and accountable. Gary Hamel: Reinventing the Technology of Human Accomplishment