Doing what you love - a formula for life and innovation ... I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit...
John Gallagher who nominated this award says, “I am very pleased to see New Zealand expertise being developed that can recognize and assess how New Zealand business is doing in the world economy, especially the Chinese one.”
Ladder Award winner Bernard Hickey - for seeing a larger picture, one that encompasses animal well-being, environmental sustainability, and the economy. Importantly, he is also encouraging the government to pause for a “stock take,” and to clarify what is in whose real interest.
Guest Blogger John Gallagher writes: universities need to mediate ultimately between two-way, local and global, knowledge flows. The better a university is able to connect from local to global, and global to local, the more effective it can become.
"With everything else in flux - companies, careers, even families - our communities are often the only real constants in the social equation. Being geographically rooted, they are social units that persist. Each of us lives in one, even if only temporarily... Richard Florida
It has been Graduation Week at Canterbury University in Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. It was a 21st Century experience of tradition – the regalia, the music, and ceremony – and a celebration of the value of university education itself.
This week’s ladder award goes to Chris Laidlaw and panelists for their insightful Radio New Zealand discussion on a vision for New Zealand's economic future - beyond complacency (there’s no need to do anything) and fatalism (we can't do anything)