NZ Herald OE photo competition

New Zealand Herald has got this brilliant ‘Kiwi OE photo’ competition, some brilliantly beautiful photos added from Kiwis all over the world everyday. Have a look at it here Was thinking what alternative ‘OE stands for’ I could come up with Overweight Englishman, Outsourcing Economy, Outlandish Exposure, Overturned Elephant, Organised Embossing, All great competitions I reckon! =) [ps – OE = Overseas...Read More

Do you judge a hotel by its Internet Security?

Well – very interesting article I came across in the Herald the other day. As per the story – a hacker hacked into a hotel server, left a data stealing trojan that gave him access to all the hotel customer data information!! The hotel in question (for logical reasons) has completely downsized the enormity of situation, saying “it only affected 10 customers”! Super dangerous dont you think? considering credit card details etc. All these stories convincing me to ration my credit card use...Read More

Rugby World Cup 2011

I was fortunate to attend Thrive 2008 at Aotea square on Thursday and was quite fascinated with what Martin Snedden (CEO Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd.) had to say. With the obvious concerns regarding whether New Zealand had the infrastructure to deal with and event of this scale he seems to have the right attitude – pointing out that this is our chance to show the world what a ‘small country like New Zealand’ can do! The was a very concerned message that the recent media portrayal of the...Read More

Get your hands dirty!!!!

I had the plessure today to be invited by Dr Shuyuan Wu as a guest lecture for a undergrad paper at AUT in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. One of the objectives of the paper was for students to generate a business idea and present it in front of a panel – just like Dragons Den. I used my own company, Transfercar, as a case study to demonstrate how an idea was turned into a new venture. I was amazed with the quality and diversity of the ideas that these students have generated – but gee –...Read More

What is your best traveling tip?

Source: ‘Don’t forget to take your body and soul with you, but leave your laptop and cellphone at home.’ Kiwiswiss (Kaikoura) Beautifully put don’t you think? So is the next…. ‘Try not to get too wrapped up in other people’s tips about travelling, people (all of them including you & me) are weird and have weird ideas about stuff (vaseline up the nose?). Just enjoy yourself in the way that suits you best and be nice.’ – John Paul Moss (Auckland) My...Read More

The Olympic Gold of ‘Favourite Destination’

After 4 consecutive years at the top of the Lonely Planet Travelers Pulse survey of ‘favourite destination’ Australia have been dethroned by The United States of America – but maybe for the best reasons! “Lonely Planet Marketing Analyst Adam Stanford said the United States had become an increasingly popular travel destination because of the exchange rate of the American dollar” Australia have otherwise topped every year running since the Loney Planet started conducting the survey...Read More