17 Mar 2019

Julie Fry: mythbusting New Zealander's attitudes about ambition

From Sunday Morning, 10:39 am on 17 March 2019

Julie Fry is herself quite ambitious. She's a consulting economist who spends time between New York and Motueka. Together with Hayden Glass, who's equally qualified and ambitious, they have written, Ambition, What New Zealanders Think and Why It Matters. The pair took an indepth look at attitudes through a survey of nearly 1300 people. The results have put to bed a number of assumptions about New Zealander's attitudes towards sucess and that many suffer from tall poppy syndrome. Julie speaks to Jim about the myths which were busted and why we are more ambitious than we are given credit for, we are just not vocal about it.