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Book launch: Julie Fry and Hayden Glass | Ambition

What does ambition mean to you?

Are you ambitious?

Why do you think you are this way?

This amazing new book looks at ambition and what it means to be a New Zealander. It examines the way we formulate and share our dreams and plans with each other, and looks at how ambition might be connected with business, our personal lives, and our national identity.

Come along for an interesting chinwag with the authors (and bookstore owners).

Pre-order your signed copy here and pick it up on the day or get it shipped to your door:

https://theopenbook.co.nz/products/ambition


About the authors

Julie Fry is a consulting economist and World Class New Zealander who divides her time between New York and a family farm near Motueka. Julie has Masters degrees in economics from both the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University, and was a Nuffield Fellow at the University of Warwick. She has worked for the New Zealand Treasury, Te Puni Kōkiri, and HM Treasury in London, on issues including productivity, immigration, Māori economic development, and wellbeing. Julie is the founder and CEO of AmbitionNZ.

Hayden Glass has long worked as a consultant on labour market and other public policy issues, and the economic impacts of data and technology. He has worked for the Sapere Research Group, Vodafone, the Treasury, and for Figure.NZ, a charity working to make data about New Zealand more readily available. Hayden has a Masters in Law and a BA from Canterbury University.

Hayden and Julie co-authored Going Places (2016), which examines the economics of immigration. Together with another friend, they own The Open Book, this delightful secondhand bookstore in Ponsonby, Auckland.

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Earlier Event: February 24
Words, words, words
Later Event: March 9
Writing from life, plus music