Posts tagged "Wendy McGuinness"
Dame Julia Cleverdon talks about social action – video published today

Dame Julia Cleverdon talks about social action – video published today

While at the Teach For All annual conference Wendy took the opportunity to interview Dame Julia Cleverdon. Julia is the co-founder of Step Up To Serve, a UK charity coordinating the #iwill campaign to make social action part of life for 10- to 20-year-olds by 2020. The interview with Julia was filmed and is now published on our YouTube...
FAQ about the Institute - Sophia Faure asks eleven questions

FAQ about the Institute – Sophia Faure asks eleven questions

Below is a series of questions posed to me by Sophia Faure as part of an assignment for her Government and Public Policy paper. Sophia is studying a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics at the University of Otago. I think they are excellent questions that get to the heart of what...
TalentNZ promotional video published today!

TalentNZ promotional video published today!

This video was launched during our presentation at the World Future Society conference in July 2015. It showcases the journey the TalentNZ project has taken since Sir Paul Callaghan first shared his vision of New Zealand as ‘a place where talent wants to live’ at our StrategyNZ workshop in 2011. The video features individuals that we have met and filmed throughout...
Wendy's Travels: Palo Alto, Paris and Berlin

Wendy’s Travels: Palo Alto, Paris and Berlin

See some photos and thoughts from my time in Palo Alto, Paris and Berlin.
Wendy's Travels: Embedding talent

Wendy’s Travels: Embedding talent

Travelling is fabulous for observing and thinking – and there is ample to observe. I thought I would post a few stories that are relevant for ‘creating a place where talent wants to live’. This post is the story about the Van Gogh family and the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. Everyone has heard of...
Wendy's Travels: Hacking and Friction

Wendy’s Travels: Hacking and Friction

How quickly the meanings of words change. Two examples were apparent at the World Futures Conference held in San Francisco. ‘Hacking’ is no longer a negative pursuit. Instead, to be a hacker can be positive, as explained to me by three young designers and futurists that asked twenty participants to ‘hack’ a futures game they...
Wendy's Travels: Automobiles

Wendy’s Travels: Automobiles

I was taken by a comment someone made at the World Futures Conference in San Fran that cars have become computers on wheels (e.g. Google’s self-driving cars, self-driving trucks etc.). This will have a number of implications – here are a few thoughts: 1. Demand for old cars will increase due to those who want: -...
Wendy's Travels: Prague

Wendy’s Travels: Prague

This is a city I had always wanted to go to because the buildings are not very high – about four or five stories in the historical part of the city – and it is a city that has lasted the test of time. It is also a creative city where the arts are alive...
Wendy's Travels: German Parliament

Wendy’s Travels: German Parliament

The German Parliament was a complete highlight! As I understand it, the German system was the basis for our system of democracy in New Zealand. There are a few nuances that are different but the basic framework is similar. I will be doing some more reading on this (yes, I purchased more books) as I...
World Future Conference Master Classes

World Future Conference Master Classes

Two days prior to the annual conference, the World Future Society offer full-day master classes. These sessions are run by leading global experts in futurism and professional foresight and are designed to provide fundamental, contextual and interactive scenario-based learning. Wendy, Hannah and Sun all attended different classes over the two days. Read below to find out...
TalentNZ Tour: Gisborne Tuesday 25 March

TalentNZ Tour: Gisborne Tuesday 25 March

Wendy McGuinness and Dr Patrick Nolan, Principal Advisor to the Economics and Research team at the New Zealand Productivity Commission, visited Gisborne on Tuesday 25 March as part of the East Coast stretch of the TalentNZ Tour.  The ideas of the TalentNZ project were warmly received by Gisborne locals at the public event, hosted by Councillor...
TalentNZ Tour: Tauranga Wednesday 12 March

TalentNZ Tour: Tauranga Wednesday 12 March

The Institute completed the first leg of its TalentNZ Tour yesterday. The Northern Shore location of Tauranga was bright and breezy when Wendy McGuinness arrived mid-week accompanied by Janice Feutz of CORE Technology one of our 30 kiwis interviewed in the TalentNZ Journal. She added a personal note to the presentations, speaking of her history...