Having Silicon Valley-style conversations - "Why is Silicon Valley so successful? It's because all the graduates are in one place and they can bump into each other at cafes and talk about their ideas" (Nevill-Manning Christchurch Press 3 August, 2011)
He wanted his suburb to be a friendlier place, but knew that simply moralising, telling people what they ought to do, and making them feel guilty when they didn’t, would not work. He knew the only way to change attitudes was to…
She said she had noticed I was rather intense and uptight and thought – for my own good and the good of others – I should aim to be calm and laid back like the Non Violent Communication (NVC) specialist Marshall Rosenberg
I think we’ve heard enough from leaders and would-be leaders who advocate re-building yesterday’s organizations. I think we need to hear more from the new builders, especially those that would like to help build effective local networks.
When asked if he would support work schemes for people on welfare benefits, such as in the great depression, Gareth Morgan replied, “no, I would rather see people equipped for work, equipped for innovation.”
Why do we work? According to Aristotle, to sustain ourselves materially. Why do we sustain ourselves materially? For the sake alone of material sustenance and more material sustenance, and more, or even simply of material pleasure? Can our enquiry simply rest here?
Auckland University senior politics lecturer Jian Yang said, “China trusts New Zealand's perspective, which is believed to be unbiased and independent" and "now the Government has gained China's confidence, New Zealand must continue to encourage China to address emissions issues.’”