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
Sep 20, 2018

Telling Pacific stories with Lisa Taouma

This week Simon Pound talks to Lisa Taouma, producer of Tagata Pasifika. 

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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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Podcasts
Jul 13, 2017

How Sharesies is making investment portfolios for everyone, not just the rich

Simon Pound talks to Brooke Anderson of Sharesies about how they're bringing share portfolios to the masses.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 6, 2017

Jan Hellriegel’s warning for young musicians: always read the fine print

Simon Pound chats to Jan Hellriegel about the good and bad that comes from a major record deal, and what she's doing differently now.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 29, 2017

A guide to ethically importing bananas with Karma Cola’s Chris Morrison

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
Jun 23, 2017

The angel investor breakdown: do you really need millions of dollars?

The ins and outs of angel investing and why its a matter of the heart and not the head.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 7, 2017

Why Australians are more resilient than Kiwis

Simon Pound chats with Jamie Ford about the need to address our nation's mental health.

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Partners
Jun 1, 2017

Could New Zealand’s future lie in luxury goods?

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. This week's guest is Christopher Yu, the MD of United Perfumes.

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Partners
May 24, 2017

Bill Reichert of Garage Ventures calls for the scrappy standout in the entrepreneur crowd

Bill Reichert of Garage Ventures in Silicon Valley talks to Simon Pound about what his Venture Capital firm looks for in an entrepreneur.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 18, 2017

Sue De Bievre of Beany on the cloud creating flexibility for working parents

Simon Pound chats to Sue De Bievre of Beany, a cloud-based accounting service providing flexibility for working parents.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 11, 2017

How Holly Cardew of Pixc learned from the best in Silicon Valley

Simon Pound chats to Holly Cardew about her choice to live in the 'Valley and how it's helped her grow her online business.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 10, 2017

Jamie Ford of Foresight Learning on what New Zealanders can learn from the Australians

Simon Pound talks to Jamie who gives us NZers a bit of a rev up

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Podcasts
May 4, 2017

The Airbnb of parks: Parkable and Campable are turning your empty driveways into a business

Simon Pound chats to Brody Nelson and Toby Littin of Campable about turning a great app idea into a viable business.

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Podcasts
Apr 27, 2017

Techweek Special: Patrick McVeigh delivers all your Techweek’17 essentials

Simon Pound talks to Patrick McVeigh about the bigger and better Techweek'17.

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Podcasts
Apr 20, 2017

Christina Bellis and Lani Evans are turning an IRD subsidy into a force for good

Simon Pound talks to Christina Bellis and Lani Evans about how they're using an inland revenue subsidy to run a business and give back to the community.

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Podcasts
Apr 12, 2017

Adàn Tijerina of Almighty Juices on why immigrants make ideal entrepreneurs

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 New Zealand, with the interview available as both audio and a transcribed excerpt.

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Podcasts
Apr 6, 2017

Lisa King of Eat My Lunch on dealing with rapid growth and making 1400 lunches EVERY DAY

The CEO of philanthropic food business Eat My Lunch on how to make money and do good at the same time

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Podcasts
Mar 29, 2017

My Food Bag co-CEO Cecilia Robinson on why you have to destroy your own market share

Simon Pound talks to one of the most capable CEOs currently operating in New Zealand.

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