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Education gaming a big hit

Andrew Patterson talks to Chris White who followed his market validation research to find a huge international audience for his movies and music education products

Why telling stories is a powerful communication tool

Andrew Patterson talks to Wade Jackson who has taken storytelling 'away from the stage and put it into a business context'

The business of recreational sport

Andrew Patterson talks to Aaron Carter about what it took to develop a successful participation-based recreational sport event company

Boom times for aircraft interior fit outs

Andrew Patterson talks to Mike Pervan about how his business became a world leader in airplane fitouts

'Marketing a form of event management'

Andrew Patterson explores how marketing and IT collaboration drives results for a leading real estate business

Dunedin based languages website goes global

Andrew Patterson talks to Craig Smith who is using a gaming approach to online learning, which young users love worldwide

'The future is here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet'

Andrew Patterson talks to Ian Clarke who is chasing growth as the rush to the cloud gains momentum

A big year for lingerie brand Rose & Thorne

Andrew Patterson talks to Stefan Preston whose company has won this year’s Entrepreneurs Challenge with 'ridiculously affordable', beautifully designed lingerie

Expat Kiwis release new presentation software product

Andrew Patterson talks to Justin Mahy a CEO developing a multimedia interactive presentation builder, with a never-give-up growth focus

Young, successful, and still in his 20s

Andrew Patterson talks to Sam Ovens, one of a new breed of young entrepreneur; smart, savvy, with a command of technology

Text marketing opportunities

Andrew Patterson talks to Ben Northrop whose company delivers 200 mln text messages a year for enterprises via multiple channels

Stretching innovation into the future

Andrew Patterson talks to Ben O'Brien who found the lure of commercialisation drove his PhD project to achieve an outstanding result

Global success for DJ software

Andrew Patterson talks to Sam Gribben of Serato about high value skills, strong brand leadership, and expertise in a defined space making a classic weightless export

NZ's hot new bio-tech stock

Andrew Patterson talks to David Darling of Pacific Edge about making a key bio-tech partnership with the University of Otago pay off in a big way

Sporting heroes back new sports drink

Andrew Patterson talks to James Mayo of SOS Hydration about how he is building his business using key sports people as investors and endorsers

Riding the global education revolution from NZ

Andrew Patterson talks to Hapara's Jan Zawadzki and how they won the 2013 NYC Schools Gap App Challenge with innovative classroom tools

Social media drives Expedia's growth

Andrew Patterson talks to Dacey Nicoletti about how the online travel agency Expedia works to stand out in the travel trade

Being social, not socially awkward

Andrew Patterson meets ex-pat kiwi marketing superstar Sarah Robb O’Hagan who talks about how businesses should harness social media

Back to a future of service

Andrew Patterson talks to Mike Bennetts of Z Energy about how he has re-positioned the old Shell brand and is re-engaging with customers

Unleashed in the heart of Techapuna

Andrew Patterson talks to Greg Murphy about how he used the cloud-based Xero platform as a partner to shine