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Ambition : what New Zealanders think and why it matters / Julie Fry, Hayden Glass.

By: Fry, Julie, 1969-.
Contributor(s): Glass, Hayden [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Motueka, New Zealand : Project Ambition NZ Ltd, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 163 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780473458157; 0473458152.Subject(s): Ambition | Ambition -- Social aspects -- New Zealand | Ambition -- Economic aspects -- New Zealand | National characteristics, New Zealand | New Zealand -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 302.540993 Summary: "This 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 live, and our national identity."-- Book cover.
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Many commentators say New Zealanders lack ambition, and that aspects of the New Zealand character or our comfortable lives limit our achievements. We are said to be too keen on time off, too concerned about everyone fitting in, suspicious of people who try too hard, enthusiastic about humility, afraid of risk and failure, and relatively unmotivated everywhere but on the sports field. And yet Kiwis achieve at the very highest levels, both at home and overseas. This book looks at what ambition means to New Zealanders. It reviews what has been said about us over the years, and compares these comments with the results of a national survey of nearly 1,300 people conducted in mid 2018. Along the way it explains the connections between ambition and economic performance, and the science of ambition and achievement.

Includes bibliographical references.

"This 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 live, and our national identity."-- Book cover.