Actually, it’s all about you.

As a prospective client we know there are only two things on your mind. Its about a solution to a community problem and a good feeling to match. Friday beer-o-clock and the colourful shirt and pointy boots you’re wearing out tonight are a distant second. Perhaps. 

We know what’s important to you. Our business model is based on an unshakeable faith that community good presides over personal gain along with a fundamental emphasis on our clients’ requirements and their sought after outcomes. We love our clients. We treat them like the royalty they are: with crayfish, cognac, and cigars during long lunches down the waterfront on Tuesdays. Yeah right.

We always focus on: the business model; the assignment’s detail; personnel recruited; and the advice offered. We believe strongly in an outcome-based approach, and rewards for performance. All advice, opinion and actions will centre on achievement of such objectives.
And in case you were wondering yes, we’re bloody straight up bastards. And we’re also experienced, dedicated, and all those other fancy pants things high-street marketers say to impress the clients. Now on with the show…

Approach

Things we do, and don’t do

We start with funding – charming and persuading all the purse string holders with well thought out logic, options and finance modelling. Then there’s strategy – the part where we identify the goal, before giving your project a good old punt down-field for good measure, before throwing in a few creative and innovative moves to get your project across the line.

But don’t be thinking we find solutions for any kind of problem. Some things you’ll still need to see your doctor about. So here are some other things our competitors do that we laugh out loud about:

  • Suck eggs, lemons, or any other part of our clients’ anatomy
  • Waste money on pointless commissions, cheap liquor, and illegal substances
  • Play politics – John Key is our friend – well at least when he’s shouting
  • Carry out activities to line lazy shareholders’ pockets
  • Produce mindless so-called ‘strategy’ reports about how we intend to blow-out your budget
  • Procrastinate, stall, make excuses – basically, piss about and be muppets
  • Anything else that’s bad for business and makes your accounting department’s skin crawl

Integrity

Cutting the crap.

At Think Infrastructure if we used words like waste and inefficiency (bad swearing words they are) we’d get our mouths washed out with soap by Mum. You don’t want to mess with Mum: she’s 6’8″; 127kg; eats railway irons for brekkie; and lives under a bridge that we wrote the business case for. Hell scary Mum is.
So it goes without saying we understand when a project goes over time someone has to pay. That’s why we plan with long, short, and medium term objectives front-of-mind. We regularly report and analyse, constantly keep communication channels live, and try not to use too much of this kind of jargon because we really should just be getting on with the job.

CHANGE

GIVING IT A NUDGE.

All facets of our operations demand attention to detail during the project and then thereafter. We never do the same thing twice or thrice and expect the same outcome. That’s what our competitors do.
In a nutshell, we push the boat out and we work bloody hard to make it go faster. And when we see obstacles in the way such as unnecessary bureaucracy, rules, reports, or meetings, we plough straight through them at full throttle. It’s all about getting to that finish line first. And looking good along the way of course.

Principles

It’s a matter of principles.

Ideas past their use-by-date, templates with mould growing on their edifices … And what about this one … Re-purposing, are in our mind, the enemies of genuine innovation.

Adopting first principles methodology we diverge the problems you put in front of us. We then converge the appropriate actions with an outcome. Simple. Any more questions?

A new way to think about infrastructure.

Public infrastructure exists to benefit the community, so we keep social outcomes front-of-mind. We’ve even come up with a tool to calculate the social value of a given intervention – because it gets you a hell of a lot closer to the true impact of your interventions when you combine commercial and social outcomes.

SUCCESS

BRING HOME THE BACON

Public infrastructure exists to benefit the community, so we keep social outcomes front-of-mind. We’ve even come up with a tool to calculate the social value of a given intervention – because it gets you a hell of a lot closer to the true impact of your interventions when you combine commercial and social outcomes.