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The ability…..

August 11th, 2010

The ability to seek answers and learn on your feet is an absolute requirement.

The ability to accept that no you don’t know the answer, but you can (and will) find out the answers are much more valuable than ‘knowing everything’.

The ability to leave your ego at the door, accept when your wrong (but to also fight when you’re right) is amazing.

The ability to kill ideas today but realise they may be relevant tomorrow.

Are all excellent abilities to have (and strive for).  If you can master those it makes you incredibly employable, very attractive and well positioned in a creative knowledge economy.

[ps it also means we’d love to have you on board at Young & Shand: positions are opening all the time (especially for the right people) so do please get in contact if you believe you have something to offer.]


You wonder why Star Bucks is struggling?

December 1st, 2008

Visit a Star Bucks in Auckland and you will get some insight.

And you get American Christmas Carols, a warm atmosphere and range of special christmas coffees.

It’s like you’ve stepped into a different world.

New Zealand isn’t the states, it’s not cold here, it’s coming into summer.

How about some local kiwi drinks? with a kiwi feel?

Star Bucks ignorance to adapt to the local market speaks loudly….

Even McDonalds has realised that Kiwi’s appreciate the effort. I suspect its the same in other countries, have you been to Star Bucks overseas, what did you think?



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