Quadradix is the consultancy of Craig & Edelweiss Harrison. The name is Latin for “four streams,” evoking the sources of provision that water and nourish the land. We chose the name Quadradix to signal that our business is a means of provision, not only for ourselves but also of services that help to grow and develop other businesses and organisations.
We are personally interested in the ways in which sound business practices and market approaches can play a role in improving the lives of people in developing countries, and in ensuring that resources are developed in a sustainable manner for the long-term benefit of both rich and poor. We believe that good business is beneficial to society, involves generational thinking, is careful with the environment and leads to a better quality of life.
This blog will focus on these issues and give us the opportunity to share our ideas, reflections, musings and readings. Our thinking on this topic is developing, and we welcome your feedback, either through comments on our posts or via our Contact page. We do recognise that business, like anything, can be used to cause great harm. However, we are convinced that market approaches also have the potential for great good, and we want to explore the good side of business.
Edelweiss: I spent my early years in Brazil, moving to the USA for college at Georgetown University, Washington DC. I have over 10 years experience as a consultant having worked with multi-billion dollar and mid-sized firms as well as not-for-profit organizations in the United States and New Zealand in a wide variety of industries including telecommunications, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), insurance and local government. In 2008 I completed a Master of International Business at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and have continued academic research and writing since then. My work has appeared in the International Journal of Human Resource Management and the Management International Review, and I have contributed a chapter to a recent book on talent management.
Craig: I have spent most of my life in New Zealand but have travelled extensively, enjoy collecting University degrees (five so far…), like motorcycling and reading, and love football enough to resist calling it soccer even when I’m in the USA. I’ve worked as an electronics engineer, Operations Manager, IT Director, business consultant and junior football coach. Interesting experiences have included working with disabled children in North Africa, playing football in Cambodia and now doing volunteer consulting to small businesses in central Africa.