General observations

Google CEO's view on the future of business

I came across an interview that McKinsey Quarterly conducted recently with Google CEO Eric Schmidt, on Google's view on the future of business. He discusses how the Internet will change the nature of competition, innovation, and company operations. I scribbled some notes on my laptop as I watched the...

The implications of not voting

A friend sent me this CNNBC video. It's really good. You can customise this online. Check it out: I forwarded this on to some friends. On Friday, I received an email back from CNNBC with this message: “Wow. Thanks to people like you, this nonvoter video has now been...

Who should immigrants vote for?

I just received an email from an old friend who now lives in London with the subject line: “Any recommendations on who to vote for?” ┬áThis came after my sister asked me last night, “how does one decide on whether to vote for National or Labour?” “National's colour is...

Asians go home!

Yes, winstrol tablets it must be election time again. And once again it's time to pick on the Asians. spy app for iphone Why is it that it's always Asians and Arabs that get picked on? How come no one's calling for Pacific Islanders to be sent home? Is...

The future of Auckland

A group of us spent an afternoon last week at LanzaTech in Parnell. This little company tucked away in one corner of Auckland is doing some amazing things. LanzaTech has developed a technology to convert high volume industrial waste streams in the form of carbon monoxide into bio-ethanol using...

How to develop empathy across cultures

I'm often asked the question “how does one develop greater cross-cultural empathy?” In my view there's really no better way than learning a new language. It's quite straightforward. In learning a new language, you start to feel what non-native English speakers feel when they attempt to speak English. The...

Creating the next generation of jobs

I came across a real interesting ad in this month's Harvard Business Review asking for applications for funding, applicable to a broad range of privately-led projects that will build a stronger, knowledge-based economy and create good, well-paying jobs for Ontario. This is pretty amzation Coaching Certification Program'>Life Optimization Coaching...

Smart Indian kid

I'm unsure if any of you have seen this youtube video before… it's the story of a young Indian kid named Ravi. He sells peacock feather fans at the Hanging Gardens of Mumbai. What's particularly amazing is that he can speak in a variety of different languages (ie. in...

Euroasia expands capacity by moving to Newmarket

Breaking news… we're moving in July! Check out the latest updates and photos here. Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 8:00 am Press Release: Euroasia Euroasia, New Zealand's leading private provider of foreign language courses and cross-cultural consulting services, is planning a move. Euroasia announced on Tuesday that the company intends...