Kevin Jenkins is a contributor for the New Zealand Herald
I’m a Founder of advisory firm MartinJenkins and a director or trustee for several other organisations. What fascinates me most is the zone where business, innovation, and regulation overlap. New technologies are always opening up unexpected doors for business and posing challenges for the regulators trying to catch up. I like to dig into new trends and technologies with the help of specialist colleagues and commentators, and then translate what I’ve learned in an accessible way for other laypeople like me. One of my failings is that I can get completely obsessed when I’m learning about something new, like subscription models or synthetic data – the challenge, and one I enjoy grappling with - is to stay focussed on its implications for business, government, and ordinary citizens. I love music (from Sun Ra to amapiano to Vera Ellen) and books (from old Russians to modern business commentators), sport (especially grassroots rugby), and New Zealand artisan cheese. I chair the Real Estate Institute of NZ and Iti Kopara Public Governance Aotearoa, am a Trustee of the Parliamentary Education Trust and a director of The Cheese Wheel, and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors
Outlaws recharged: All the ways modern criminals can steal your money
As technology advances, so does criminal activity.
Heading to dystopia? The tech trying to change the way companies are run
Corporate governance could be in for a big shakeup.
Beware the fortune tellers: An idiot's guide to using data in business
Clever deceptions can be hidden in things that seem complex, writes Kevin Jenkins.
The big factor the Govt must consider in immigration reset
The immigration debate shouldn't be limited to short-term thinking.
Wooden satellites: Can space answer NZ's productivity question?
The space sector already employs more than 5000 people directly.
The story of Pasifika business is bigger than min wage
Pasifika-owned and -led businesses can help NZ prosper in a post-Covid world.
Space race: 140 Kiwi businesses chasing a trillion-dollar opportunity
New Zealand's space race is far bigger than Rocket Lab, writes Kevin Jenkins.
'Rising regulatory tide': The privacy law risks to business
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards explains how privacy laws will change.
Analysis: The rules for doing business have changed
There isn't a catch-all solution to the issues businesses face, writes Kevin Jenkins.
Kevin Jenkins: Supply chains in the time of Covid-19
Another hot topic in The Colin Meads Club has been managing disrupted supply chains.
Inside the Colin Meads Club: What big bosses are discussing in private
A glimpse at what bosses are discussing among themselves amid the crisis.
Kevin Jenkins: Wishful thinking could kill your business
It's easy to deceive your self and pretend your ship's not sinking, writes Kevin Jenkins.
Māori business lesson: Remember the flicking tail of the lizard
Kevin Jenkins on how the EPA weaves the Māori knowledge system into decisions.
Millions being spent on space tech in NZ. Here's what's at stake
New Zealand is emerging as an important player in the space rush.
Electric boats: Clean, quiet, cheap and on their way
Here come quieter, cheaper, environmentally friendly boats and ships.
Big read: Why your company's 'social licence' could expire
Your social licence to operate is subject to change.
Beyond the tech babble: How Ikea, KFC, Adidas and others are using VR/AR
The smartest brands in the world are starting to experiment with immersive technologies.
Big read: Will cheese become NZ's next craft beer?
There's a strong aroma of cheese wafting through the commercial air.
Grit or quit? Why business owners need to know when to give up
Giving up isn't always as bad as it sounds - in fact, it's sometimes necessary.
Big read: The biggest opportunity for NZ business isn't where you expect
New Zealand needs to take inspiration from Sinbad, the sailor.
Big Read: Sharing economy hurtling ahead of NZ laws
NZ law is battling to keep up with the changes being introduced by the sharing economy.