[Cross-posted] Some Americans already think that PM Helen Clark is Ms Photo Op, without the substance. That was the ﬁrst thing that came to mind when this pic came through from the Ford Motor Company.
Considering that New Zealand had natural gas-powered cars when I was a youngster in 1980 (until the National government thought they might be bad for us in the mid-1990s and really pushed us toward good, healthy and cheap petrol) and Todd Park was experimenting with a methanol-powered Mitsubishi in 1983, you can see why I am not terribly impressed with news that we have this revolutionary, new biofuel pump serving E10.
Little compares with our having a 20-plus-year lead on the rest of the world with LPG and CNG, something this country fails to acknowledge time and time again. Probably to cover up its own inadequacies and lack of vision.
E10, phooey. Sure it’s a step in the right direction, but such a little step compared to the advances we were making against OPEC in the late 1970s. We should be crying about how our lead and knowledge have been ﬂushed down the toilet, and how no one other than regular citizens gives a toss. The politicians seem to want to cover up the fact that this country has been an innovator, preferring to show that these far tinier steps are signiﬁcant and their brand-new idea all along. The media are willing allies. Posted by Jack Yan, 10:14
Jack, a friend of mine in a new corporate job recently shared that her boss wants innovation while being afraid of innovation.
And I have seen the same in my clients.
The mixed messages are always discouraging to true innovators like the creative thinkers you mention in New Zealand.
Always good to read you and be part of the conversations you start up.
Keep creating...regardless of what the politicians do,
I have seen the same in branding clients, too, who say they want a great strategy but won’t take the opportunities. Thank you for the dialogue, Mike.
It seems very strange to me that NZ would go from using Natural Gas powered vehicles to gasoline - One step forwad then ten steps backward.Post a Comment
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