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Think business is boring? This podcast proves it's anything but. Join Simon Pound as he talks to everyone from accidental entrepreneurs to industry leaders about their business journeys and what propelled them to where they are today. Made in partnership with Spark Lab.
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Business Is Boring The Spinoff

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Think business is boring? This podcast proves it's anything but. Join Simon Pound as he talks to everyone from accidental entrepreneurs to industry leaders about their business journeys and what propelled them to where they are today. Made in partnership with Spark Lab.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Matta: The recycling pioneer turning health hazards into safety equipment

    Matta: The recycling pioneer turning health hazards into safety equipment

    Since it was founded in 1992, Matta has helped divert over 60 million tonnes of PVC and rubber waste from landfill, recycling it into safety matting used in playgrounds and workplaces around the world. New managing director Brent Harris joins Business is Boring this week to talk about his unusual career path into the business and how Matta continues to lead the way in new methods and approaches to recycling.


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    • 35 min
    Dolly Mumma: Helping NZ build a bridge past butter chicken

    Dolly Mumma: Helping NZ build a bridge past butter chicken

    Indian cuisine is more than just butter chicken made at the mall and Perzen Patel is on a mission to bring that to light within the diaspora. With exploration, education and (most importantly) family at the forefront, she started Dolly Mumma: A food business aiming to teach the wonders of Indian food with ease. Known to many listeners for her enlightening stories shared on The Spinoff, Patel's experimental endeavours are routed in tradition and winning over Aotearoa into the future.
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    • 36 min
    Nuro: The NZ-led answer to self driving vehicles

    Nuro: The NZ-led answer to self driving vehicles

    Before we gear up full speed ahead towards the flying cars of the future, self driving vehicles are here now. Promising to be a big part of the future too, Nuro is the US-based/NZ-led self driving delivery company envisioning a world where everyday life is bettered through robotics. Co-founder Dave Ferguson joins the pod to chat how he went from industry beginnings working the Mars Rover, to division leadership at Google, to now with Nuro.
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    • 48 min
    AgriSea: the wonders of NZ seaweed innovation

    AgriSea: the wonders of NZ seaweed innovation

    You may think Seaweed is just the slimy stuff rudely interrupting your summer swims but when you dive a bit deeper, it is an inventive solution to many agricultural and horticultural issues. An industry we're only just starting to explore, one company at the front of that exploration is AgriSea: a multi-generational Paeroa-based seaweed company with 25 years of innovation in the area. Now under the leadership of CEO Clare Bradley and Chief Innovation Officer Tane Bradley, they join Simon to chat leading the fix to dirty rivers, farting and burping cows, traditional fertiliser, and more.
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    • 35 min
    Baina: The NZ contemporary towel company taking over the world

    Baina: The NZ contemporary towel company taking over the world

    Most contracts made at 16 between best friends don't generally come to fruition, but that isn't the case for Baina co-founders Bailey Meredith and Anna Fahey. Seeing a gap in the market for an ethically made, organic and stylish towel, their mission was set: to build a company reflecting their values, whilst also offering a more thoughtful approach to production. To talk their growth beyond Aotearoa and the journey so far, Bailey and Anna join the pod.
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    • 36 min
    Orah offers schools a student wellbeing solution

    Orah offers schools a student wellbeing solution

    Back in 2014 Kurt Meyer and Paul Organ saw a gap in the market for an app to help boarding schools track student absences. Now Orah has a bigger mission, helping provide a solution for student wellbeing and engagement. The pair joined Business is Boring to talk distributed work, helping schools run better and their journey so far.
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    • 39 min

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6 Ratings

keewee42 ,

Good for business owners and employees

Just listened to the building great teams podcast and loved it. Think this would be a good regular podcast for an employee or job seeker that hopes to contribute more at work or climb the ladder, someone who wants to go into business on their own or someone in business already who needs inspiration. Sophisticated and in depth but also totally digestible for the newbie looking to up his game. Good insight into the history of NZ business, but applicable for people around the world.

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