Silver Linings

SILVER

LININGS

OVER 80 STORIES OF BUSINESS INNOVATION AND HUMAN TRIUMPH IN THE FACE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

LEARN TO THRIVE IN THE 'NEW NORMAL'

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Stories of business innovation and profoundly human triumph in the face of adversity.

The Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand caused fear, hardship, and loss.

 

Through this time of unprecedented national hardship, however, there emerged incredible stories of hope and optimism. Businesses innovated and found new ways to create value, communities came together in new ways online, and families reconnected through time spent together.

This book is a collection of those stories from across Aotearoa. It shows how New Zealand - and New Zealanders - respond when the going gets tough!

The book was the brainchild of the well-known business Nanogirl Labs, which lost a full 18-month work calendar over a few days before the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown. Founders Joe Davis and Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) could have closed their doors and headed home. Instead, they made a choice to change direction and four days later launched a brand-new, entirely online learning program for families. They tripled their staff headcount as the lockdown loomed, took on new premises, built a full production studio and went to market. They now have thousands of subscribers across 76 countries around the world, and are growing fast.

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From the Authors:

What will it take to thrive in the ‘new normal’? What enables businesses to respond with agility, resilience & humanity - to rise to meet existential challenges; to find new ways to create meaningful, enduring value through times of profound disruption?

 

As we met and interviewed the more than 80 business and community leaders profiled in the book Silver Linings, it became clear how these stories – and the lessons shared through those stories – would be for New Zealand businesses.

 

Whether disruption caused by a pandemic, or the continual forces of change driven by technology, understanding these lessons will be critical to New Zealand’s success in the years ahead.

 

We are profoundly optimistic about New Zealand's potential if we can embrace these lessons, and - as leaders - work to shape the 'new normal'.

 

What will your Silver Lining be?

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David Downs,

Co-Founder, SOS Business;

Co-Author, Silver Linings

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Joe Davis,

Co-Founder & CEO, Nanogirl Labs; Co-Author, Silver Linings

A sneak preview into some of the stories...

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Chapter 1: Pivots and Pirouettes

Annah Stretton

Raw emotion

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Chapter 2: Stepping up

Manaaki

Putting your mahi where your mouth is

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Chapter 5: Leading from the front

Dave 'Buttabean' Letele

From the ring to the street

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Chapter 6: Community Spirit

Manurewa High School

Hauora at work

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Chapter 6: Community Spirit

Eat My Lunch

Buy One. Give One.

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Chapter 5: Leading from the front

Dr. Siouxsie Wiles

Smart in pink

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Silver Linings is the perfect business gift!
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