Tag Archives: Fast Company

Allbirds Launches Smallbirds for Kids

Allbirds Launches Smallbirds for Kids

Allbirds, Silicon Valley’s favourite wool shoe brand, co-founded by New Zealander Tim Brown, just got a whole lot cuter with a new limited-edition line of toddler and kids shoes called – wait for it…

Sarah Robb O’Hagan Appointed CEO of Flywheel Sports

Sarah Robb O’Hagan Appointed CEO of Flywheel Sports

Sarah Robb O’Hagan, the former president of Equinox Holdings has been “named chief executive of Flywheel Sports, the indoor cycling startup that launched in 2010 and has since grown to 41 studios,” reports  Christopher…

Rocket Lab Deems Space Open for Business

Rocket Lab Deems Space Open for Business

A New Zealand rocket company, founded by inventor Peter Beck in 2007, says it has found a way to drastically cut the cost of satellite launches, by 3D printing rocket components. The Rocket…

Trove of Explorer George Lowe’s Photos Published for First Time

Trove of Explorer George Lowe’s Photos Published for First Time

In the summer of 1957-58 New Zealander George Lowe was the 12-man Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) team’s official photographer. He documented the treacherous journey in its entirety, juggling a number of cameras and shooting…

New Zealand Continues to Beat Australia with Smarts

New Zealand Continues to Beat Australia with Smarts

Auckland is the only New Zealand city, and the first of four cities from Australia and New Zealand, to make Fast Company’s list of ‘The 10 Smartest Asia/Pacific Cities’. To decide the ranking, Fast Company…

New Zealand a Great Place to Start-Up

New Zealand a Great Place to Start-Up

New Zealand is sitting amongst the top ten most prosperous nations globally, according to the Legatum Institute’s 2013 Prosperity Index rankings. Placing fifth, on a list otherwise heavily populated by Scandinavians countries, New Zealand sits…

Hobbit Stars React to Fans Reactions

Hobbit Stars React to Fans Reactions

A video of Hobbit fans reacting to the release of a first glimpse into the next Hobbit instalment has received the same treatment, with Peter Jackson release a video with three of the film’s…

Fit for the Job

Fit for the Job

Former Gatorade president New Zealander Sarah Robb O’Hagan has taken on the same role at Equinox, the New York City-based fitness company. “This is a case of building on the momentum that…

Winning from Within

Winning from Within

President of Gatorade New Zealander Sarah Robb O’Hagan is No 23 on Fast Company’s 2012 list of The 100 Most Creative People in Business. No Gatorade shower could extinguish the flaming mess Robb O’Hagan…

Afghanistan Made Light

Afghanistan Made Light

Founder and CEO of Kabul-based renewable-power firm Sustainable Energy Services Afghanistan (SESA) New Zealand-raised Tony Woods says helping the poor was never his primary goal; he came to the energy business —…

Take a Seat

Take a Seat

Wellington-based office seating and furniture company, Formway Design has featured recently in Fast Company, Time and The Wall Street Journal for its work on the Generation by Knoll office chair — a…

Edge into Growth

Edge into Growth

Canadian design guru Bruce Mau created “An incomplete Manifesto for Growth” in 1998. “The oddest thing I heard was that a New Zealand company had used the manifesto on its website,” says Mau.

Initiative Edge

Initiative Edge

In a tough call, trust your instincts, says cognitive psychologists Gary Klein. “The best decision makers that Klein has seen are wildland firefighters … They fight fires 12 months a year – in western…