Resources

"The most important desire that can be formed is that of desire to go on learning."
John Dewey

Idealog

Your local hub for whats on in innovation

idealog.co.nz

The Business Model Canvass

Your business on one page, use it to describe, design, challenge – and pivot.
https://strategyzer.com/canvas/business-model-canvas

Entrepreneur.com

A cornucopia of tools and ideas for the aspiring entrepreneur

https://www.entrepreneur.com/

The NZ Government Business Toolkit

Tools, videos, quizzes and visual guides to help you run your business.

https://www.business.govt.nz/tools-and-resources/

Ted Talks

The ultimate entertainment brain booster

https://www.ted.com/

Powederkeg Podcasts

Powderkeg bridges the gap between developers, entrepreneurs and investors.

https://powderkeg.com/

Seth Godin’s Blog

A daily musing on the world of marketing

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/

The Bookshelf

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy. Richard P. Rumelt
The strategists’ book on strategy.

The Power of Habit. Charles Duhigg
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business and how to use that.

The Checklist Manifesto. Atul Gawande
How the humble checklist can change your life and business.

The Innovator’s Dilemma’. Clayton M. Christensen
It has inspired countless entrepreneurs to disrupt industries.

Good to Great. Jim Collins
What separates great from merely good companies

The 4-Hour Workweek. Tim Ferriss
The ‘bible’ for those looking to live more and work less.

The Lean Startup. Eric Ries
How to leverage the power of continuous innovation.

Outliers. The Story of Success. Malcolm Gladwell
How success is achieved: IQ, EQ, luck, cultural context and hard work

Thinking, Fast and Slow. Psychologist Daniel​ Kahneman
Why we think the way we do, why that matters & what to do.

The Effective Executive. Peter Druker.
Five essential practices to business effectiveness for executives:

Influence Robert B. Cialdini
The psychology of marketing and persuasion explained.

The Intelligent Investor. Benjamin Graham
Teaches you how & why to take the long view in investing for maximum gains

Zero to One. Peter Thiel
A groundbreaking book about the importance of unique business ideas.