Our future is in being creative
May 31 6:00 PM
AUTHOR: Robin Gunston
At lunchtime I watched recent graduates march down Lambton Quay, proud of their efforts and achievements, but probably dreading paying off years of student loans!
Where, I wonder will all their energies go in the first few years after graduating from one of our Universities?
It would be hopeful to think that all will remain in New Zealand as we do not appear to have that many new creative outlets for all this talent. So how do we kick start the necessary enterprises that we need to soak up this new talent up and hopefully be successful as an economy?
Ideas are the first step- whilst watching "Salmon fishing in the Yemen" last week I was conscious that the person who had the idea also had money at his finger tips, no resource management processes to contend with in the desert and could readily put his ideas into action, buying the international expertise he needed.
If our new graduates had such new ideas how would a Middle Eastern prince or Wall Street banker with cash get to hear about such radical new ideas- perhaps it is time there was a global ideas bank- now there's something a Kiwi entrepreneur could build!
We also need a climate in our economy that recognises creativity comes in many differing forms and it is hard to pick a winner- thus the more ideas that get trialled commercially the more likely large winners may eventuate.
In UnitedFuture we believe our country develops people with the right potential- it's after that everything gets in the way. Our Liberal philosophy is to see that Government assists where it is able to, but if it can't it should get out of the way!
Well done graduates- we look forward to helping you on your way to success.