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Check out this conversation on Twitter recently about New Zealand business culture, where it comes from, and how its drawbacks might be improved upon.


Moxie podcast 2 (on New Zealand business culture) out now

The latest Moxie podcast is out now. The topic is:

Are there cultural features of the way New Zealanders operate in business that hold us back as a nation. And if there are, what could we do about it?

Speakers are:

  • Tony Alexander (Chief Economist at the Bank of New Zealand)
  • Graeme Solloway (of NZTE, recently ex-New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Korea)
  • Hayden Glass (consulting economist for the Sapere Research Group and moxie session convenor)

Interview by Glenn Williams.

Listen or subscribe to the series via iTunes.

Listen now on Mixcloud.

You might also like this thoughtful post on the same subject.

Moxie podcast 1 (on New Zealand’s attractiveness to entrepreneurs) out now

This is the catchup from the very first Moxie Session, held in December 2012.

The topic is:

Why is NZ not yet the destination of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurs


  • Paul Brislen of TUANZ on the need for a vision
  • Vaughn Davis from The Goat Farm on why foreign business-people might like it here
  • Rick Shera of Lowndes Jordan on the struggles of a small place with lots of government and a fear of failure

Interview by Glenn Williams.

Listen or subscribe to the series via iTunes.

Listen now on Mixcloud.


The moxie sessions is a tech economy discussion group held each month in Auckland, New Zealand.

Broadly it is designed to explore how New Zealand can best take advantage of the internet to boost its economic performance. Will the internet end the tyranny of distance and usher in a new era of prosperity for this nation at the end of the world? Do we, as the most remote developed-world market, have the most to gain? And if so, what do we need to do about it?

These and other related issues will be discussed. And you can come along.

From this site you will be able to:

  • read the summaries of each session,
  • download the podcast, and
  • post your comments.

Follow @moxiesessions on twitter to get updates. Or read more background on what we are doing.