News this morning that a NZTE survey of some of New Zealand’s main trading partners show that they consider us unsophisticated when it comes to business accumen.Interestingly enough Australia took a differing point of view but then again they generally do.
Seems timely given the recent opening of the
Labour Party Auckland University (that’s a very in-house to New Zealand joke) business school that Deborah Hill-Cone wrote a somewhat acerbic piece about yesterday.
To paraphrase Deborah, glitz and glam doesn’t build business skills, experience and mentorship do. Instead of focusing on exciting buildings, CEO pay packages and the like, what are our big businesses doing to give young entrants the world view, varied experience and reach that will allow our businesses to excel?