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2.8.07

More proof that politicians hate innovation 

[Cross-posted] Some Americans already think that PM Helen Clark is Ms Photo Op, without the substance. That was the first thing that came to mind when this pic came through from the Motor Company.
   Considering that had -powered cars when I was a youngster in 1980 (until the National government thought they might be bad for us in the mid-1990s and really pushed us toward good, healthy and cheap ) and Todd Park was experimenting with a -powered Mitsubishi in 1983, you can see why I am not terribly impressed with news that we have this revolutionary, new pump serving .
   Little compares with our having a 20-plus-year lead on the rest of the world with and , something this country fails to acknowledge time and time again. Probably to cover up its own inadequacies and lack of .
   E10, phooey. Sure it’s a step in the right direction, but such a little step compared to the advances we were making against in the late . We should be crying about how our lead and knowledge have been flushed down the toilet, and how no one other than regular citizens gives a toss. The seem to want to cover up the fact that this country has been an , preferring to show that these far tinier steps are significant and their brand-new idea all along. The are willing allies.
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Jack, a friend of mine in a new corporate job recently shared that her boss wants innovation while being afraid of innovation.

And I have seen the same in my clients.

The mixed messages are always discouraging to true innovators like the creative thinkers you mention in New Zealand.

Always good to read you and be part of the conversations you start up.

Keep creating...regardless of what the politicians do,

Mike  
I have seen the same in branding clients, too, who say they want a great strategy but won’t take the opportunities. Thank you for the dialogue, Mike.  
It seems very strange to me that NZ would go from using Natural Gas powered vehicles to gasoline - One step forwad then ten steps backward.  
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