Simon Pound

Simon is a Partner at ventures company Previously Unavailable and Managing Director of New Zealand fashion label Ingrid Starnes. Formerly Creative Director for tech company Vend, and a reporter and TV producer, he enthusiastically rants regularly on the fringes of the media and his jobs.

Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 20, 2018

Sam Stuchbury is making sure people take Gen-Z seriously

This week Simon talks to Sam Stuchbury, the only Kiwi who made this year's Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list.

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Business is Boring
Feb 2, 2018

A lawyer, writer and mother on why mothers are as ambitious as anyone

Simon talks to Genevieve O'Halloran about balancing work and motherhood.

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Business is Boring
Jan 25, 2018

BizDojo's Nick Shewring is opening the 'mental health in entrepreneurship' conversation

Simon Pound talks to Nick Shewring, co-founder of BizDojo, the Auckland company leasing co-working space to companies and creatives.

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Business is Boring
Jan 18, 2018

Why being from Aotearoa makes selling your video game overseas easier

The brains behind one of our most innovative and internationally recognised video game studios talks to Simon Pound.

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Business is Boring
Jan 11, 2018

Think startups are only run by single guys and their friends? Meet Dr Alyona Medelyan

Simon Pound talks to machine learning expert Dr Alyona Medelyan.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 21, 2017

Why hiring tangata whenua should be a priority for all businesses

Simon Pound chats to Michael Moka about Māori entrepreneurship and bringing the whānau (values) to work.

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Podcasts
Dec 14, 2017

What the tech sector can learn from pop culture fandoms

Simon Pound talks to Sacha Judd about how young female pop fans just might be the future of tech.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 7, 2017

She’s flying with NASA and fighting Gwyneth Paltrow’s fake science. She’s 18.

This week on Business is Boring, 18 year old Alexia Hilbertidou talks following your passion, no matter your age.

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Podcasts
Nov 30, 2017

Rowan Simpson and his founder-centric approach to being a company director

Rowan Simpson really doesn't need to keep working, but he does. Simon Pound finds out why.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 23, 2017

A 22 year old entrepreneur on why he disrupted his successful business

Simon Pound talks to Jake Millar, CEO of entrepreneurship-focused video company Unfiltered.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 16, 2017

How Lewis Road Creamery made us all lose our minds for chocolate milk

Former ad man Peter Cullinane talks about creating the breakaway premium food brand Lewis Road Creamery

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 10, 2017
Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 2, 2017

Scott Blanks on 20 years of comedy at The Classic

Simon Pound talks to Scott Blanks about helping shape New Zealand comedy over the last 20 years. 

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 29, 2017

The Theresa Gattung interview: ‘I’ve always been very stroppy’

At the age of 37 a young woman made her way through a pretty sexist world to get the biggest job in the country. No, not Jacinda Ardern today – Theresa Gattung, in 1999. Simon Pound talks to Gattung and finds out how much has and hasn't changed.

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Podcasts
Oct 20, 2017

Always be ready to sell: Entrepreneur Mark Hurley on selling to an $11 billion agency

Simon Pound talks to Mark Hurley, CEO of Little Giant, about building up ventures then knowing when to sell.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 13, 2017

The new mobile app for monitoring water usage on farms

Simon talks to Mike Jenkins about bringing cloud technology to businesses worldwide.

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Podcasts
Oct 5, 2017

Cookie queen Deanna Yang on why Moustache is now a completely different business

Simon Pound talks to Deanna Yang about the ups and downs of selling cookies and milk.

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Podcasts
Sep 28, 2017

Craig Cotton on bringing Charlie’s into teenage-hood and keeping family involved

The former GM of Coca Cola NZ and CEO of Better Drinks Co talks about his career and lessons learnt along the way.

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Podcasts
Sep 18, 2017

The man who produced The Evil Dead and Xena on bringing Pleasuredome to NZ

Simon talks to Rob Tapert about making horror movies and his new live extravaganza Pleasuredome

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Podcasts
Sep 7, 2017

If you think your organisation doesn’t have a gender pay gap, you’re probably wrong

Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused on the future of New Zealand, with the interview available as both audio and a transcribed excerpt. This week, Simon talks to Miranda Burdon of the 1 Day for Change conference.

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Podcasts
Sep 1, 2017

Cindy Gallop on the social sex revolution and going as big as YouTube

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused on the future of …

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Podcasts
Aug 24, 2017

The news business as a platform: The new Fairfax CEO on Stuff, paywalls and podcasts

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused on the future of …

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Podcasts
Aug 17, 2017

The cure for cancer may be closer than we think, all thanks to a Kiwi invention

Lots of companies say they want to change the world, Prof. Steve Henry says he's serious.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 10, 2017

Is working 9 to 5 really that necessary?

Simon Pound welcomes his guest Kate Wright who has studied outcome-based work modes and why it might be just the thing for some of us.

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Podcasts
Aug 3, 2017

Mai Chen on the growing need for Asian leaders in New Zealand businesses

Simon Pound talks to pre-eminent legal mind Mai Chen about paving her own way in the legal world and the ever increasing need for cultural capability - or CQ - in New Zealand businesses.

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Podcasts
Jul 27, 2017

How Burger Burger are giving hospo staff the respect they deserve

Simon Pound talks to Mimi Gilmour about starting hit local eateries Mexico and Burger Burger, and why her young staff always comes first.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 20, 2017

Joan Withers on employing diversity without enforcing quotas

Simon Pound talks to Joan Withers about excelling in all areas of business and how to evolve with an ever-changing business landscape.

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