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Pouring Solution Part One: What Are the Facts and What Is the Data Telling Me?

I am Andy Hamilton and for over 20 years I have been a student of business, a student of change and I ask a lot of questions (I'm just like that). Here’s my profile on LinkedIn ...

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Pouring Solution Preface: A Series on Improving New Zealand’s Economic Performance

I marvel at people who observe trends and do things that will shape what the future looks like.  These people are to be treasured as they contribute to changing the world.

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Leaders: Are They Born or Made?

Let’s start with the age old question: are leaders born or made?   I take the view that it is absolutely possible to develop strong leadership qualities. Leadership is a ...

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Show & Tell Video: A Brand Strategy Is More Than Just Recreating a Look or Logo

Five years ago, Michelle Sokolich founded Show & Tell, a video production agency based in Auckland. In 2017, she completed 6 months of business coaching with The Icehouse ...

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The Rising Tide of Capitalism

KiwiSaver is slowly and surely changing NZ, creating the most positive sustainable environment for investing in NZ I’ve ever seen. Here’s why I’m so optimistic.

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How Different Pricing Strategies Can Impact Your Business

Choosing to discount or raise prices is going to create a ripple effect that will impact other areas of your business. But how and to what extent?

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What Does a Strong Balance Sheet Look Like and Why Is It Important?

Businesses with strong balance sheets are more likely to survive economic downturns and be ready to thrive when the going gets good again. So what does a strong balance sheet ...

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What Is a ‘Break-Even Analysis’ (and How to Complete One)

Managing profit and loss is all about managing the relationship between costs, volume and pricing. Break-even is a tool that can help business owners and managers gauge the ...

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Icehouse Conference 2018 | The Photos

Photos from The Icehouse Conference 2018, a time for alumni to reconnect and re-energise their business ownership journey.

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Digital Opportunities: Why a Digital Audit Is a Good Idea

Change is coming. Change is already here. If you’re accessing this content on a digital device, then you’re already actively engaged in using digital tools.

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