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Business Is Boring

By The Spinoff

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused on the future of New Zealand.Sign up to The Spinoff's newsletter Rec Room for weekly recommendations along with all our latest videos and podcasts.

  1. 1.
    How Kami is de-stressing the digital learning experience for millions worldwide10/21/2020
    42:55
  2. 2.
    Masterchef’s Josh Emett is opening his first restaurant of his own10/14/2020
    42:39
  3. 3.
    How to launch a new magazine in the time of coronavirus09/30/2020
    52:17
  4. 4.
    The New Zealand app helping predict depression and anxiety in the workforce09/23/2020
    25:24
  5. 5.
    How Formus Labs is helping take the guesswork out of joint replacement surgery09/16/2020
    34:51
  6. 6.
    How Zincovery is using the $100,000 C-Prize to clean up galvanised steel09/09/2020
    22:01
  7. 7.
    How Stacy Gregg went from fashion journalist to bestselling children's book author09/02/2020
    1:02:42
  8. 8.
    Why new fashion website Ensemble just launched in the middle of a pandemic08/26/2020
    34:22
  1. 9.
    How to drink – and sell – a New Zealand wine08/19/2020
    46:04
  2. 10.
    The Dunedin company growing NZ's high-tech manufacturing sector08/12/2020
    30:21
  3. 11.
    Mitchell Pham's incredible journey from Vietnam to NZ and back again with Augen Software Group08/05/2020
    48:23
  4. 12.
    Amelia Gain from Preno is reimagining the future of hotel bookings07/29/2020
    24:18
  5. 13.
    The tech legend who launched Windows 95 into NZ who's now making digital humans07/23/2020
    57:14
  6. 14.
    The company making New Zealand sheep milk a thing07/16/2020
    28:22
  7. 15.
    Lovina McMurchy of Movac on getting wifi into Starbucks and shopping lists on Alexa07/08/2020
    44:44
  8. 16.
    Business is Boring with Rob Teina from Supreme Plumbing07/02/2020
    29:38
  9. 17.
    Business is Boring with Simon Cooke and Ryan Carville from Froth Technologies06/25/2020
    47:35
  10. 18.
    Business is Boring with Emma Lewisham from Emma Lewisham skincare06/17/2020
    35:06
  11. 19.
    Business is Boring with Dr Gaetano and Jacob Kohn from Futurity06/11/2020
    36:01
  12. 20.
    Business is Boring with Rachel Taulelei from Kono06/04/2020
    44:13
  13. 21.
    Business is Boring with business advisor David Bell05/28/2020
    42:47
  14. 22.
    Business is Boring with Emily Miller-Sharma from Ruby05/14/2020
    41:35
  15. 23.
    Business is Boring with Asantha Wijeyeratne from PaySauce05/07/2020
    37:00
  16. 24.
    Business is Boring with Alice Lines and Nicholas Burrowes from Homestyle magazine04/30/2020
    28:29
  17. 25.
    Business is Boring with Mel Lewis from Ultrella04/23/2020
    31:55
  18. 26.
    Business is Boring with Matthew Chapman from Chapman CG04/15/2020
    31:00
  19. 27.
    Business is Boring with Pat MacFie from Manaaki04/09/2020
    1:02:15
  20. 28.
    Business is Boring with Kristin Mead from Regional Business Partners Network04/02/2020
    19:55
  21. 29.
    Business is boring with Dr Michelle Dickinson about her new online learning platform03/26/2020
    59:02
  22. 30.
    Business is Boring with Zac De Silva from Business Changing and Nurture Change03/19/2020
    46:39
  23. 31.
    Business is Boring with Florence and Chloe Van Dyke from Chia Sisters03/11/2020
    27:10
  24. 32.
    Business is Boring with Grace Stratton from All is for All03/04/2020
    45:16
  25. 33.
    Business is Boring with Andrea Watson from Sparrows and Simon Yarrow from Callaghan Innovation02/26/2020
    28:35
  26. 34.
    Business is Boring with Pranav Chopra from Nemi Teas02/20/2020
    28:27
  27. 35.
    Business is Boring with Emma Ogilvie and Nick Landsman from Bar Céleste02/13/2020
    40:32
  28. 36.
    Business is Boring with Jimmy Hayes from Minaal02/04/2020
    38:57
  29. 37.
    Business is Boring with Morris Pita from EmergencyQ01/29/2020
    31:18
  30. 38.
    Business is Boring with Greg Brebner from Blunt Umbrellas01/22/2020
    31:04
  31. 39.
    Business is Boring with Bridie Picot from Wrappy and Thing Industries01/15/2020
    21:40
  32. 40.
    Business is Boring with Mike Taylor01/08/2020
    32:07
  33. 41.
    Business is Boring with Bruce Turner and Thomas Rowe from Urbanaut12/23/2019
    27:13
  34. 42.
    Business is Boring with Robyn McLean from The Hello Cup12/18/2019
    32:14
  35. 43.
    Business is Boring With Campbell Ellison from Callaghan & Alexandra Allan from FoodBowl12/11/2019
    23:11
  36. 44.
    Business is Boring Jodie Fox from Shoes of Prey12/04/2019
    55:08
  37. 45.
    Business is Boring with Jeff Xu and Ollie McDermott from Micropod11/27/2019
    25:28
  38. 46.
    Business is Boring with Dr Brian Ward from Aroa11/21/2019
    29:20
  39. 47.
    Business is Boring with Jade Tang-Taylor and Anna Guenther from Cheese Cartel11/13/2019
    17:56
  40. 48.
    Business is Boring with Victoria Carter from Cityhop11/06/2019
    37:51
  41. 49.
    Business is Boring with Valentin Ozich from I Love Ugly10/30/2019
    49:11
  42. 50.
    Business is Boring with James Bartle from Outland Denim10/23/2019
    38:09
  43. 51.
    Business is Boring with PredictHQ CEO Cambell Brown10/16/2019
    43:08
  44. 52.
    Business is Boring with Kiri Nathan from Māori-inspired fashion brand Kiri Nathan10/09/2019
    32:22
  45. 53.
    Business is Boring with Brianne West from Ethique10/02/2019
    40:39
  46. 54.
    Business is Boring with Shaun Edlin from Dotterel and Richard Quin from Callaghan Innovation09/26/2019
    29:56
  47. 55.
    Business is Boring with Ian Taylor from Animation Research Limited09/18/2019
    55:08
  48. 56.
    Business is Boring with Tim Brown from AllBirds09/11/2019
    28:17
  49. 57.
    Business is Boring with Erik Zydervelt from Mevo09/06/2019
    37:48
  50. 58.
    Business is Boring with Hamish Pinkham from R&V08/29/2019
    27:36
  51. 59.
    Business is Boring with Paris Mitchell Temple and Georgia Cherrie08/21/2019
    30:53
  52. 60.
    Business is Boring with Michael Allpress from Allpress Espresso08/15/2019
    29:41
  53. 61.
    Business is Boring with Dr Peter Surman and Simone Hollier from Douglas Pharmaceuticals08/07/2019
    34:06
  54. 62.
    Business is Boring with Nick Hyland and Jacksen Love from Flamingo Scooters08/01/2019
    16:15
  55. 63.
    Business is Boring with Jesse Armstrong from Culture Lens07/25/2019
    43:25
  56. 64.
    Meet the big cheese from the Clevedon Buffalo Company07/18/2019
    25:31
  57. 65.
    Business is Boring with Dr Shaun Holt07/11/2019
    38:47
  58. 66.
    How a career bringing goods out of China brought about Container Door07/04/2019
    42:06
  59. 67.
    The AI chatbot app helping people get the mental health services they need06/28/2019
    33:24
  60. 68.
    Meet one of the Australian-based Venture Capitalists investing in local businesses06/20/2019
    39:14
  61. 69.
    Business is Boring with Kate Gwilliam from Zeddy06/13/2019
    34:04
  62. 70.
    Business is Boring: Sue Dunmore06/06/2019
    27:12
  63. 71.
    Business is Boring : Andrew Childs05/30/2019
    45:50
  64. 72.
    Techweek special- celebrating Maaori Innovation and 2019's Tech trends05/23/2019
    20:38
  65. 73.
    How 5 years of R&D proved a local skincare company had a product that actually works05/16/2019
    27:04
  66. 74.
    Using co-working to tap into the vast potential of South Auckland05/09/2019
    35:58
  67. 75.
    How creating more connections can help NZ Scale-Up05/02/2019
    33:34
  68. 76.
    Business is Boring with Stephanie Post and Hayley White from Auckland Art Fair04/18/2019
    24:29
  69. 77.
    Business is Boring with Dan Mclaughlin and Mark Neal from Scapegrace04/11/2019
    27:50
  70. 78.
    Business is boring with Grant Straker from Straker Translations04/04/2019
    43:42
  71. 79.
    Business is Boring: Jenny Morel on 20 years in the tech industry03/28/2019
    29:25
  72. 80.
    Business is boring: John Macaskill-Smith03/22/2019
    39:10
  73. 81.
    Business is Boring: Dr Will Barker and Imche Fouri from Level 2 and Mint Innovation03/14/2019
    32:04
  74. 82.
    Business is Boring: Asuwere with Sam and Noah Hickey03/06/2019
    35:51
  75. 83.
    Business is Boring: Elisha Watson03/01/2019
    54:48
  76. 84.
    Business is Boring: Angus Brown from Arepa02/21/2019
    34:15
  77. 85.
    Business is boring: Emily Heazlewood02/14/2019
    25:16
  78. 86.
    Business is boring: Hikurangi Cannabis Company02/07/2019
    35:00
  79. 87.
    Business is boring: Mahmood Hikmet01/31/2019
    29:47
  80. 88.
    Mark Kneebone creating safer spaces within festivals01/24/2019
    44:37
  81. 89.
    Native Rituals01/17/2019
    32:22
  82. 90.
    The entrepreneur empowering Māori and pacific business12/19/2018
    38:06
  83. 91.
    The team getting kiwis to invest12/13/2018
    42:23
  84. 92.
    The kiwi leading the digital move of law firms12/05/2018
    45:01
  85. 93.
    The genius behind the kiwi films we have all heard of11/29/2018
    49:28
  86. 94.
    The Business Chat: The nature of reality and other weighty matters11/22/2018
    33:44
  87. 95.
    The Kiwi bringing software as a service into the world11/15/2018
    36:39
  88. 96.
    Veronica Harwood-Stevenson and native bee bioplastic11/07/2018
    28:43
  89. 97.
    Phil Thomson and his team are bringing down crime and making the community a safer place11/02/2018
    47:56
  90. 98.
    Organic alternative and foster the movement with Helen Robinson10/25/2018
    28:00
  91. 99.
    Nat Cheshire and a special start to Auckland City10/18/2018
    56:29
  92. 100.
    Creating great teams with Sandy Mamoli10/10/2018
    31:02
  93. 101.
    Steven Renata, CEO of Kiwa Digital10/03/2018
    37:31
  94. 102.
    The Business Chat: Suffrage 125, Fonterra, and wedding magazines09/27/2018
    30:13
  95. 103.
    Telling Pasifika stories in a true Pasifika voice09/20/2018
    34:05
  96. 104.
    Together Journal is a celebration of love and modern wedding culture09/13/2018
    31:40
  97. 105.
    Murray Bevan on growing some of New Zealand's biggest fashion brands09/06/2018
    35:50
  98. 106.
    The Social Club is helping social media influencers take over the advertising world08/29/2018
    31:07
  99. 107.
    Mike Carden talks SaaS and his life after Sonar608/23/2018
    46:16
  100. 108.
    The Business Chat: Elon Musk, Māori innovation, and the worth of a university degree08/20/2018
    37:13
  101. 109.
    Kōkiri is an accelerator helping Māori entrepreneurs find their feet08/09/2018
    39:24
  102. 110.
    Iyia Liu on predicting trends and how Kylie Jenner helped her business08/02/2018
    33:49
  103. 111.
    Frances Valintine is working to get society ready for a digital future07/26/2018
    41:14
  104. 112.
    Sam Stuchbury is making sure people take Gen-Z seriously07/19/2018
    39:35
  105. 113.
    SwipedOn is streamlining visitor management from super yachts to petrol stations07/12/2018
    39:24
  106. 114.
    Sunfed foods is making meat-free meat an option for everyone07/04/2018
    44:29
  107. 115.
    The Business Chat: Anatomically correct cow models, self-flying planes, and single use plastic06/28/2018
    32:59
  108. 116.
    Bridgit Hawkins is helping farmers save water and money06/21/2018
    38:33
  109. 117.
    Tim Lightbourne of Invivo wine talks branding, taking risks, and Graham Norton06/14/2018
    41:45
  110. 118.
    How Dexibit is revolutionising museums and galleries using big data solutions06/07/2018
    32:18
  111. 119.
    Vaughan Rowsell of Vend has brought Point of Sale software into the 21st century05/31/2018
    57:51
  112. 120.
    The Business Chat: Budget 2018, Techweek, and Ethical Dairying05/24/2018
    37:47
  113. 121.
    Natalie Robinson of Mum's Garage helps guide founders from dream to reality05/17/2018
    31:24
  114. 122.
    Glen Herud founded Happy Cow Milk to make a difference in the dairy industry05/10/2018
    41:40
  115. 123.
    Shaveer Mirpuri is creating commercial ventures using AI.05/02/2018
    39:00
  116. 124.
    The Business Chat with Simon Pound, Maria Slade, and Duncan Greive04/29/2018
    33:30
  117. 125.
    Matt Weavers is making e-bikes more affordable04/19/2018
    23:29
  118. 126.
    Jennifer Rutherford of the Hi-Tech Trust on diversifying the tech industry04/12/2018
    23:25
  119. 127.
    Bird on a Wire takes free range chicken and healthy salads to the people04/05/2018
    29:22
  120. 128.
    How one seed potato grew into a business for Jade Temepara03/29/2018
    29:11
  121. 129.
    How crowdfunding website Press Patron is helping to create quality journalism03/21/2018
    33:47
  122. 130.
    Miriana Lowrie is making trade credit a simple, paperless process03/15/2018
    28:37
  123. 131.
    Dr Sam Hazeldine: "You've got to be hungry".03/07/2018
    45:31
  124. 132.
    Talking commentary with Spalk co-founder Ben Reynolds02/27/2018
    29:24
  125. 133.
    Flossie's female lead: Jenene Crossan is solving two problems in one app02/22/2018
    39:55
  126. 134.
    An underground kitchen with a sky-high target02/14/2018
    26:20
  127. 135.
    WeCompost is keeping tons of waste out of landfill02/08/2018
    26:39
  128. 136.
    A lawyer, writer and mother on why mothers are as ambitious as anyone01/31/2018
    28:55
  129. 137.
    Nick Shewring, co-founder of co-working company 'BizDojo,' is opening the conversation around mental health in entrepreneurship.01/24/2018
    38:08
  130. 138.
    Why being Māori and from New Zealand is an advantage when trying to sell your video game at E301/18/2018
    40:02
  131. 139.
    Think start-ups are only run by single guys and their friends? Meet Dr Alyona Medelyan01/17/2018
    27:06
  132. 140.
    Why hiring tangata whenua should be a priority for all businesses12/21/2017
    33:16
  133. 141.
    What the tech sector can learn from pop culture fandoms12/13/2017
    34:10
  134. 142.
    She's flying with NASA and fighting Gwyneth Paltrow's fake science at 1812/07/2017
    27:31
  135. 143.
    The Rowan Simpson founder-centric approach to being a company director11/30/2017
    36:04
  136. 144.
    The 22 year old entrepreneur on why he disrupted his successful business11/23/2017
    41:48
  137. 145.
    How Lewis Road Creamery made gold from chocolate milk11/16/2017
    40:24
  138. 146.
    BIB Repeat: TV Producer Bailey Mackey on being in the middle of a global bidding war11/09/2017
    41:32
  139. 147.
    Scott Blanks on 20 years of comedy at The Classic11/02/2017
    31:08
  140. 148.
    Theresa Gattung on Telecom, surviving public scrutiny and investing in women innovators10/26/2017
    34:18
  141. 149.
    Always be ready to sell: Mark Hurley on selling to an $11 billion agency10/19/2017
    21:27
  142. 150.
    Cloud technology is the future and the future is now10/12/2017
    26:37
  143. 151.
    Deanna Yang on why Moustache Milk & Cookie bar is now a completely different business10/04/2017
    33:09
  144. 152.
    Craig Cotton on leading Charlie's into teenage-hood and remembering to keep family involved09/27/2017
    24:36
  145. 153.
    The man who produced Evil Dead and Zena on the art of producing09/18/2017
    32:59
  146. 154.
    If you think your organisation doesn't have a gender pay gap, you're probably wrong09/07/2017
    27:30
  147. 155.
    Cindy Gallop on the social sex revolution and going as big as YouTube08/31/2017
    28:16
  148. 156.
    The news business as a platform: The new Fairfax CEO on Stuff, paywalls and podcasts08/24/2017
    27:55
  149. 157.
    The cure to cancer may be closer than we think, all thanks to a kiwi invention.08/16/2017
    38:01
  150. 158.
    Is working 9 to 5 really that necessary?08/10/2017
    22:29
  151. 159.
    Diversity doesn't just mean straight white women: Mai Chen on the growing need for Asian leaders in NZ businesses08/03/2017
    28:29
  152. 160.
    How Burger Burger are giving hospo staff the respect they deserve07/27/2017
    32:14
  153. 161.
    Joan Withers on employing diversity without enforcing quotas07/19/2017
    34:28
  154. 162.
    How Sharesies is making investment portfolios for everyone, not just the rich07/13/2017
    24:38
  155. 163.
    A guide to ethically importing bananas with Karma Cola's Chris Harrison06/29/2017
    26:37
  156. 164.
    The angel investor breakdown: do you really need millions of dollars?06/23/2017
    27:42
  157. 165.
    Business is Boring replay: Karen Walker06/15/2017
    32:51
  158. 166.
    Jamie Ford of Foresight Learning on what New Zealanders need to learn from the Australians06/06/2017
    22:39
  159. 167.
    Could New Zealand's future lie with luxury goods?06/01/2017
    30:20
  160. 168.
    Bill Reichert of Garage Ventures calls for the scrappy standout in the entrepreneur crowd05/24/2017
    25:24
  161. 169.
    Sue De Bievre of Beany on the cloud creating flexibility for working mothers05/17/2017
    22:29
  162. 170.
    Holly Cardew of Pixc on what's to be gained from working within Silicon Valley05/11/2017
    25:46
  163. 171.
    The AirBnB of parks: Parkable and Campable are turning your empty spaces into a business05/04/2017
    26:29
  164. 172.
    Techweek Special: Patrick McVeigh delivers all your Techweek'17 essentials04/26/2017
    22:55
  165. 173.
    Christina Bellis and Lani Evans are turning an IRD subsidy into a force for good04/19/2017
    14:18
  166. 174.
    Adàn Tijerina of Almighty Juices on why immigrants make ideal entrepreneurs04/12/2017
    18:40
  167. 175.
    Lisa King of Eat My Lunch on dealing with massive growth and making 1400 lunches EVERY DAY04/05/2017
    26:09
  168. 176.
    My Food Bag co-CEO Cecilia Robinson on why you have to destroy your own market share03/31/2017
    24:33
  169. 177.
    Vic Crone on Xero, her Auckland Mayoralty bid and what's next for Callaghan Innovation03/24/2017
    27:58
  170. 178.
    Lance Wiggs on how TradeMe was worth even more than its $750m sale price03/16/2017
    29:08

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