A collection of columns and interviews from Rod Oram about how New Zealand has fared so far in the global market, the unique challenges that lie ahead for us (global warming, political instability, oil shocks, etc.) and the opportunities for to earn a bigger, better, more sustainable living out in the world economy. The author argues compellingly that we are failing as a country to understand the extent of our opportunities in the world. But conversely, there is a lack of appreciation of how steep the challenges are; and how great the dangers if we don't succeed - we will eventually fail as an economy and society. Rod is known for his direct and prescriptive commentary and for his ability to make complex concepts understandable to the average reader or listener.
Rod Oram has 30 years' experience as an international financial journalist and has a large and enthusiastic following. He has worked in Europe and North America for leading publications such as the Financial Times of London. He is currently Contributing Editor at Unlimited, a columnist for the Sunday Star-Times, a regular broadcaster on radio and television, a frequent public speaker on business and economic issues, and an occasional correspondent for the Financial Times. He was Editor of the Business Herald section of the New Zealand Herald, 1997-2000. In the 2004 Qantas Media Awards, Rod was a triple winner as Newspaper Columnist of the Year and Magazine Feature Writer of the Year.