Never waste a good crisis – Rod Oram Talk


Multiple crises — financial,economic and environmental – are
triggering big structural shifts in business, society and politics
around the world. Policymakers and corporates are scrambling
to understand the changes and respond to them in effective and
timely ways. Potentially, some of these shifts could be very beneficial
to New Zealand. If we figure out how to play to them, we could earn
a bigger, more sustainable livingin the world economy. Conversely,
if we chose to ignore them, we’ll be in deep trouble.

Rod Oram has more than 30 years’ experience as an international financial journalist. He has worked in Europe and North America for leading publications such as the Financial Times of London. His FT career spanned 18 years (1979-1997) as an editor and writer based in London and New York. Rod has also traveled extensively in North America, Europe
and Asia.Rod and his family emigrated from the UK to New Zealand in 1997. He is currently acolumnist for the Sunday Star-Times; a regular broadcaster on radio and television; and a frequent public speaker on business and economic issues. He was Editor of the Business Herald section of the New Zealand Herald, 1997-2000. Rod is an Adjunct Professor in Business School at Unitec, Auckland’s technology tertiary institution, and he has contributed to several regional economic development

At the 2006 Westpac Business & Financial Journalism Awards, Rod won the Reporting on Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability or Community Engagement category.

Penguin recently published Rod’s book about the New Zealand economy, Reinventing Paradise. It’s available in bookstores nationwide in New Zealand

Where Red Lecture Theatre Building 180 – B001 Unitec New Zealand
Entry 4, Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland
When 28 April 2009
Time 6 – 7:30pm (refreshments will follow after the lecture)
Phone +09 815 4321 ext 7044