No idea, Rodney is far to close to Auckland to be of any interest to me. However a quick Google brought up this little gem, he has 'an organisational cultural change company' I would guess he is just a spiv trying to sound good, selling snake oil to the corporations and bullshit to the voters.Speaking of local politics....I grew up knowing a kid called Greg Sayers......he went on to become a Councillor with Rodney Council...How did he go? Was he any good?
Nah, sorry unless you've had a lobotomy I don't buy it.I was TRG. I got baptised in the holy spirit and lived again through the forgiveness and love of the internet. Now my sock is older than the hand that was amputated.
We won the AC.
Particularly if/when said newcomers make Bernasconi and Verdier offers they can’t refuse. Nothing GD can do about that, and I’ll gloat when that happensAs the regatta desperately looks to get more teams involved by cutting costs and limiting teams to one boat, Bernasconi felt newcomers could be competitive
That would be interesting for sure. Can you imagine what Bernasconi et al could do, with ‘ultimate’ compute systems at their disposal?Particularly if/when said newcomers make Bernasconi and Verdier offers they can’t refuse. Nothing GD can do about that, and I’ll gloat when that happens
There is a recent vid where he got asked about if he had offers and he did not rule out leaving but did shake his head say something like ‘I think they realize how happy I am here.’I think Bernasconi is very happy to remain in NZ. He likes staying there and the team as well
Using AWS the right way is for sure important, I think Holroyd addressed that too in the two epic ‘4 designers’ podcasts Shirley R did back-when.More is better if you can use them.
I don't believe for a minute that they were short on computing power otherwise they simply wouldn't have won.
Sure, hard to say. They did have Dell as a sponsor in a recent AC, maybe they do heavily value the design technology focus really well.But my point is that I don't buy the idea that somehow Etnz is making do with much less than the other teams.
And after he does, I’m waiting for the how to get rich quick bookGD is working on another funding model that does NOT include Govt money. This is not a case of the Govt reluctant to give TNZ money. It is a case of TNZ not wanting Govt money or any Govt involvement in AC37. (ps. we should be discussing this in the TNZ thread!)