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The weekly newsletter for thought leaders 29th October 2010

The Hobbit stays. So – for now – does the official cash rate

As expected, the Reserve Bank left the Official Cash Rate unchanged yesterday. But as economic correspondent Bob Edlin reports it has done nothing to appease exporter concerns about the NZD’s continuing climb against the USD. This is also the real reason behind Warner Bros uneasiness about producing the Hobbit movies here, according to one commentator.
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Foot to the floor: our fastest growing companies

Notching up phenomenal revenue growth rate of nearly 1900% over the past three years earned niche finance provider Telecom Rentals top placing on this year’s Deloitte’s Fast 50 – ahead of web-based retailer Nature Shop (1106%), lighting technology company Energy Light (1081%) and mobile software company Mobilis (1078%). Showing little evidence of being dampened by flat economy, this year’s Fast 50 have collectively delivered more than 800 jobs and grown the Kiwi economy by $761 million over the past three years.
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Women and business success

Despite increasingly widespread belief that there is direct connection between company’s gender diversity and its business success, this is still not reflected in top management makeup – because it’s just not seen as priority.
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Managing older managers

Managing colleague with 10 or 15 more years of experience than you can present unusual challenges of motivation, boundary-setting, and leadership. Here are some tips to get the most out of senior managers.
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NZ good clean place to do business

New Zealand is seen as being one of the least corrupt countries in the world, earning equal top place with Denmark and Singapore on the 2010 Transparency International Corruption Index of 187 countries.
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The Last Word: Geoff Ross

Entrepreneur and 42 Below founder Geoff Ross says there are two distinct business cultures in New Zealand – accelerated and “ball & chain”. “You can sense which culture businesses fit into – with the accelerators, you can feel the sense of urgency and energy as you walk in the door.”
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Business benefits of privacy

Privacy Week (13-17 May) is a great time to consider the importance of privacy and to help ensure you and your company have good privacy practices in place, writes Privacy

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