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So you thought concrete was boring? | Rakesh Nauhria | TEDxManukau
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Added Jul 25, 2016
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Rakesh talks about creating a culture of innovation to sustain business success through boom and bust cycles. While concrete is their business, their business is far from grey and solid. This is because Rakesh and his father have a passion for creating opportunities for a culturally diverse and largely immigrant group of staff in south Auckland to contribute directly to the businesses' success as well as their own personal development to create an award winning culture of innovation.

Rakesh Nauhria is the general manager of sister companies owned and operated by his father and himself; Nauhria Reinforcing Ltd and Nauhria Precast Ltd. Hailed as one of the ‘new disruptors’ in contemporary business leadership, Rakesh pushes the boundaries of innovation, leadership and strategy, while maintaining core values of hard work, teamwork and strong family commitment. Not only is Nauhria Reinforcing a major fabricator of reinforcing steel to the Auckland construction market, Nauhria Precast leads the market in decorative precast with its multi-award winning ‘Monarc’ brand and was named ‘Best of the Best’ at the Westpac Auckland Business Excellence Awards 2015. Partnering with Auckland’s leading architects and designers, Nauhria creates some of the most visually stunning building exteriors in the city.

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