Last Friday was the first day of the Semi Permanent conference, and it opened with a very entertaining story from Te Radar about he and his father recreating a scale version of a Bob Semple tank from world war one. A classic tale of kiwi ingenuity if I ever heard one.
This was followed by Paul Stafford who had some really good insight into how to handle online criticism of a re-branding campaign and also interesting tales of the Air BnB brand launch and how it was being compared to a pair of testicles.
The third speaker was easily the best of the day, her name was Tea and she had many deep insights into the metaphysical and philosophical. Some very heavy concepts were discussed like the nature of reality and if it is even real, or linear, or physical, or logical…
After Tea, we had a break. When we returned there was a panel discussion about the future of business with guest speakers Peter Biggs, Cecelia Herbert, Dean Pool.
Cecelia works for Google and spoke about diversity in the workplace and how it can be beneficial for a workplace.
Dean Pool stood out for me because he was quite funny but he also had some really interesting sculptural designs like a coffee table with a bottom half made out of broom bristles.
Mimi Gilmour wasnt very memorable for me, all I remember is that she has a real long sob story and then she said burger burger well over 50 times. Made me really hungry, considered Burger Burger.