Humble Kiwis, extraordinary achievements

I recently attended the Kea Inspire 2015 event at AUT hosted by Kea- New Zealand’s global network connecting Kiwis here and overseas. The format of the talk is similar to Ted, except it was just over a few hours in the afternoon. Don’t be fooled though- there certainly wasn’t any shortage of inspiration for what Kiwis can achieve.

The Ten Types of Innovation

What exactly is ‘innovation’? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. On May 25th I attended “Finding the Future First”, a seminar hosted by Callaghan Innovation with guest speaker Larry Keeley, who shared his insights into innovation in today’s fast-paced world.

Three Letters to Happiness and Success

What separates all the “Greats” of the world from everyone else?  The golden circle theory explains there is one thing that Apple, Martin Luther King and so many other leaders of various fields do exclusively. If you also practice this manner in your own life it will assist in you being more satisfied and successful in this rapidly changing world.

The Kiwi ‘No. 8 Wire’ Mindset

Borne out of isolation, Kiwis were improvising and adapting limited resources to produce innovative solutions. This ‘make do, can do’ attitude embodies the tradition of kiwi ingenuity where New Zealanders refuse to be constrained by limited experience and resources, and believe in their ability to solve problems in ways that challenge the status quo – the ‘’Number 8 wire’’ mindset.

Science – more than just lab work?

I keep thinking back to when I started university. There was a great deal of excitement and nerves, and I really felt that once I began my four years of study, everything would fall into place. I had a great interest in what science could offer and, like many others I assume, a passion to create a positive difference in the world. I always thought that I would be content spending the rest of my life working in a lab, and that my only real option would be further study.

Creativity

Creativity is something that is usually thought of as an abstract concept. Some people believe that it is a talent that only certain people have. I think that creativity is much more than that and we should use it to our advantage in our daily life.