John Hart
Jan10

John Hart

Black days and silver linings Principles guide us, discipline drives us and passion fires us. If John Hart had to pick one of these three attributes as having more importance or dominance than another, it would be passion. Hart is a man of discipline and principle, with a monstrous dose of passion mixed in. Stir it up with a healthy dose of balance and this, he believes, is the recipe for winning. Sandy Galland talks with one of the...

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Gareth Morgan
Jan10

Gareth Morgan

Uncharted waters Gareth Morgan is a man who needs little introduction. He is a direct, sharp shooter known for delivering the facts as he sees them… sugar coating not included. Sandy Galland goes fishing for information on his philosophy on life, success and the flagging wealth of the ordinary Kiwi. As our multitude of economic woes continue to snowball, New Zealanders have been too slow in responding, says our country’s highest...

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Andy Hamilton
Jan10

Andy Hamilton

Trading Places Small and medium enterprises make up 97 percent of our business landscape. These companies are packed to the brim with extraordinary people. Yet as a nation we are slipping further down the OECD productivity scale. Why? And more importantly how do we start climbing out of the doldrums? Sandy Galland seeks the opinion of The Icehouse CEO Andy Hamilton on how to overcome our fear of success (or is that failure?), our...

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John Banks
Jan10

John Banks

His way   By Sandy Galland Black is black and white is white. He will become the Auckland super city mayor, or he won’t. John Banks, everyone knows the name, the face. Knows of the force of personality, the controversies he likes to invoke. Everyone has an opinion on him. Either you love him or you don’t. He is, after all been near the front of the political scrum for several decades – both in local and central governments. For 18...

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John Key
Jan10

John Key

State of our nation After 20 years relentlessly climbing financial ladders here and overseas, John Key burst on to the New Zealand political scene several years ago. He was a virtual unknown; a mover and shaker in fiscal trading and a money maker who had banked his fair share of dosh. From the unknown to our top political job, Key captured the confidence of a nation many felt had fallen into the lap of “nannyism”, with his clear-cut...

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Diane Foreman
Jan10

Diane Foreman

Finding flavour By Kate Pierson We are all commentators of life. We write the story of our existence through the decisions we make, the paths we pursue and ultimately, the person we choose to be. Stories of stoicism in the face of adversity have been told by many narrators and spoken of in many subjects. But the story of overcoming challenge that I was privy to, was not like any other I had heard. Told to me by the owner of the story,...

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