While it is not for us to be so bold as to suggest causation, there is certainly a high correlation between being recognised as one of New Zealand’s top entrepreneurs and owning your own Segway Personal Transporter (PT).
Yes, of course they all own Segway PTs, and….
- Rod was one of 51 finalists for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 awards held in Monaco last week. At the end of 2012 Rod was awarded NZ Herald’s Business Leader of the Year. He purchased the first Midnight Blue coloured i170 model we imported into New Zealand in mid-2004, and one of the first i2 models in 2006. Rod was also a founding team member of the Pole Blacks Segway Polo team later that year, and has twice represented New Zealand in the first new team sport of the 21st century.
- Seeby was EY New Zealand Young Entrepreneur of the year in 2004, and also the Young Achiever of the Year 2004. In 2007 he brought his determination to win and on-field experience as a top hockey player to the Pole Blacks Segway Polo team.
- Bill represented New Zealand at EY World Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012, and has built one of New Zealand’s most successful export businesses. Last year we profiled Bill’s use of his Segway x2 to get around the sprawling, non-contiguous Buckley Systems Limited manufacturing sites in Mt Wellington, Auckland.
Also, Xero and Buckley Systems were two of the three finalists in the 2013 NZ Hi-Tech Awards.
So there it is folks. The statistics are on your side….
….buy a Segway PT and the data suggests the odds are good that you’ll become a top entrepreneur!