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Frog Intrapreneur Breakfasts: Shaking up the Existing Order

25 September 2014


Frog Intrapreneur Breakfast Series: Shaking up the Existing Order

A disrupted breakfast is on the menu for Auckland’s top business leaders, when they explore the merits of ‘shaking up the existing order’ in the workplace.

Eighty of Auckland’s inspiring business leaders, decision makers and influencers will hear three insightful speakers debate the pros of embracing planned disruption, during the latest Frog Recruitment iNTRAPRENEUR Breakfast meeting on Wednesday 15 October.

“Disruption in the workplace can be a gateway to innovation,” explains Frog Director, Jane Kennelly.

“It’s about redefining our thinking, our ideas, our work, our careers and our mind-sets, discarding old business clichés and remaking the market landscape,”

“By bringing together Auckland’s top leadership talent, we aim to challenge the status quo, cast off preconceived ideas and share proactive thinking on ‘disruption’ as a means of promoting innovation, effectiveness and success,” continues Ms. Kennelly.

Aimed at those focused on strategies for growth, increasing productivity, fostering employee engagement, and improving internal systems and processes, the event promises to address key questions, including; ‘Do we need to panic?’, ‘What breakthrough disruptions are reshaping the world of work?’, ‘How does a company faced with a disruptive threat manage it?’, and ‘What is the impact on the way we work?’

During the breakfast meeting, which is sponsored by the AUT Business School, guests will hear from thought-provoking business leaders, including James Hurman, Founder & Principal @ Previously Unavailable and Samuel Williams Managing Partner @ Aamplify.

Limited tickets are available for the ‘Shaking up the Existing Order’ breakfast, being held in the Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT City Campus, Auckland.Registration is at 7am with the event running 7:30am – 9am. Tickets are $35.00 + GST. Register online at


Notes to editors:

Frog Recruitment

Frog Recruitment Ltd (‘Frog’) was established in 2002 to meet the new employment reality;

a scarcity of talent and new breed of savvy, forthright and technologically sophisticated career-seeker.

Since then, Frog has continually pushed the boundaries by introducing the most contemporary and effective talent-centric models. This has set the bar at new heights for the delivery of services to clients AND candidates alike.

AUT Business School

“The AUT Business School exists to provide rigorous education for tomorrow’s business leaders and to push the boundaries of knowledge. To achieve these goals, students work closely with industry and the community at every stage of their education. AUT Business School is committed to deepening their links with leading companies, both in New Zealand and around the world.”

James Hurman - Founder & Principal @ Previously Unavailable

James’ background is in advertising as a strategic planner, followed by leading strategy at Colenso BBDO and finally becoming MD of Y&R NZ. His advertising career was built on progressive ideas and innovations, internationally renowned for their effectiveness and creativity. Recognised with over 50 local and global marketing effectiveness awards, James was named the world’s #1 strategic planner in 2013.

Having led the strategy on brands as diverse as Vodafone, V Energy Drink, DB Breweries, TVNZ, Yellow Pages, Levi’s, Stolen Rum and Blunt Umbrellas, James’ experience spans every corner of commerce from entrepreneurial startups to market leading corporates.

James is also author of The Case for Creativity, an internationally acclaimed book about the link between creativity and business success, described by The Coca Cola Company as “beautiful words of wisdom”.

Samuel Williams - Managing Partner @ aamplify

Describing himself as a ‘brand-entrepreneur’, Sam is fascinated by stories and their place in communicating business value, especially in the digital age.

“Storytelling and myth are how we share ideas and learn from one another. They help us build relationships that turn into a customer following,” says Sam.

He has 20 years’ experience delivering sales and marketing results across EMEA, USA and APAC regions and has been a leader in B2B marketing for notable technology firms – in both NZ and the Silicon Valley. Sam now runs marketing firm, Aamplify, where the focus is on creating engaging content and campaign results for B2B clients.

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