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Design can be a loaded word with many connotations. But if you think about how something works in its context, the last 5% of improvement can make all the difference in the final result.

The $50 Million Agency Problem

If you haven’t already heard; Volkswagen are emission cheats. (Full story here)

When I heard the story my first thought was: agency problem – employees are acting in their own best interest. Why? The now ex CEO, Martin Winterkorn, says he knew nothing but I think this is unlikely.

The Importance of Short-Term Goals

So often, young adults like myself become fixated on achieving their ultimate life goals. So much so that a small setback can easily derail their progress and send them into a downward spiral of self-doubt.

The Science of Gratitude

I am not a motivational speaker, a hippy or affiliated with any particular religion. I am just your average Joe student who stresses over exams, stays up late to finish assignments and worries about my vocational future. The next part may sound a bit ‘weird’ to some, but over the last few years I have begun to truly realise the marvel of life (without even taking any philosophy papers!).

Synapse 2015

Two weeks ago Chiasma hosted the much anticipated Synapse event at the University of Auckland Business School. Its hard to believe that it is over again for this year!