Lord of the Rings. One Ring

Lord of the Rings innovation

Sir Peter Jackson

New Zealander Peter Jackson
Director Peter Jackson at the World premiere of the third part of Lord of the Rings in Wellington, New Zealand.

After a family friend gave the Jacksons a Super 8 cine-camera with Peter in mind, he began making short films with his friends. When he was 16 years old, Jackson dropped out of school and worked as a photo-engraver for a newspaper.  Living at home with his parents, he saved his money to buy film equipment. His Oscar-award winning company, Weta Digital, is a digital visual effects company based in Wellington founded in 1993 to produce special effects for Jackson’s first film, the psychological drama Heavenly Creatures.… Read the rest

Map of the Asia-Pacific countries \ Asia-Pacific entrepreneurs trends by country

Top ten countries for Asia-Pacific entrepreneurs

Map of the Asia-Pacific countries
Map of the Asia-Pacific countries

In these challenging times, entrepreneurs can take advantage of opportunities in the Asia– Pacific region. Every entrepreneur reading this book will one day be dealing afar and anear. Just consider the potential in the top Asian countries with combined populations of 2.5 billion.[2]  Add to that another 1.7 billion in South Asia, a whopping East Asia & Pacific GDP of $22 trillion[3] buying more than 65% of Australia’s exports.[4]  Two-thirds of the emerging middle class resides on Australia’s doorstep.[5]  With self-promotion and education, Asia-Pacific entrepreneurs    — even more so than entrepreneurs from Europe or America — are in a great position to leverage their skills and capitalise on a greater understanding of and insight into Asian cultures.… Read the rest