"Being lucky enough to survive the kidnapping unharmed (four fellow travellers died) I appreciated all the more how uncertain life is and felt more ready to take opportunities whenever they arise, planned or not"
The government's new agency has begun culling commercial activity that does not fit its future operations or is judged to be unsustainable.
Callaghan Innovation will target high-value manufacturing and service businesses already in cahoots with other government export and capital funding agencies.
"Only business can grow business. What on earth do a bunch of bureaucrats know about growing business? Or innovation?"
"No person has put in more time into growing the venture capital industry in NZ than Neville Jordan, and he is to be congratulated for this initiative."
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