Matt began working life as a Forest Ranger, then became a Global Innovator. He’s now experimenting bringing these 2 worlds together in next-gen ventures for urgent global problem solving.

Matt’s long stated vision has been to combine his passion for the natural world and his talent for breakthrough ideas — using the behaviours, skills and processes of innovation to create new kinds of enterprise that respects our planets finite resources, maintains healthy natural and urban environments, and deliver new solutions for the common good.

Labs are Matt’s vehicles for just such creative experimentations. Never the same, each new lab’ is a collaborative exercise to combine diverse partners, talents, resources and capital into next-gen ventures.


What do people really need?

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Much of the old school consumer innovation’ was based around identifying people’s needs, and then innovating products and services to deliver them. And that’s worked out well hasn’t it?! But what do people really need? Check this from a paper written in 1972:

People don’t need enormous cars; they need respect. They don’t need closetfuls of clothes; they need to feel attractive and they need excitement and variety and beauty. People don’t need electronic entertainment; they need something worthwhile to do with their lives. And so forth. People need identity, community, challenge, acknowledgement, love, joy. To try to fill those needs with material things is to set up an unquenchable appetite for false solutions to real and never-satisfied problems. The resulting psychological emptiness is one of the major forces behind the desire for material growth. A society that can admit and articulate its nonmaterial needs and find nonmaterial ways to satisfy them would require much lower material and energy throughputs and would provide much higher levels of human fulfilment. (Meadows, 1972216).

Matt Hart Labs are idea experimentations to explore enterprising ventures that might deliver on people’s non-material needs, reduce overall consumption and help bring about a different kind of relationship between profit and purpose. 


Venturing around shared passions

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Matt is a co-founder of the breakthrough visual learning platform Vidleos. Established in 2013, the Vidleos vision is to become the Netflix of learning — supporting modern learning and development through fast watch-learn-do content, served cross-platform (mobile, pad, laptop and desktop) towards building cultures of knowledge. 

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Quantum Frequency

A new meditation app for the post-mindfulness generation.

Many of todays modern solutions designed to help people experience the benefits of meditation inadvertently prevent them doing so. Using the mind to solve the problems of the mind doesn’t work for everyone. Technology and personal apps — whilst certainly democratising access to guided meditations — often demand a mental focus and application that proves too hard for the distracted, worried and troubled mind. 

Quantum is a new sonic-frequency meditation app taking people into a deep, restful place using a very special and unique kind of music. Quantum asks nothing save a quiet period of less than 10 minutes to relax into an eyes closed listening experience. Quantum benefits are not just peace of mind, but the holy grail that is peace from mind.

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The Field

Out beyond ideas there is a field, I'll meet you there ...

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The Field is a shared vision of Matt and Andrew Harvey — a renown global spiritual teacher, authored of The Hope and founder of Sacred Activism. Inspired by Rumi’s poem The Field’, Matt and Andrew are collaborating around the pillars of ancient mysticism, quantum science and break-through creativity to establish a platform that connects people’s passions for modern activism. 

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Introducing The Field by Matt Hart and Andrew Harvey (podcasts coming soon) …


Oranga Tamariki ... investing in the wellbeing of every child

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New Zealand — a nation innovating at the edges of the world that often win in the world — from the sporting likes of the All Blacks and Americas Cup Yachting to recent announcement of Jacinda Adhern’s Wellbeing’ national budget making global headlines. 

It’s in this context that Matt has begun works to prototype and scale creative problem solving education for every kiwi kid. Working with soon-to-be-announced partners, Matt is developing a BIFKiDS program that connects with Te Uru Rakau (Foresty NZ), primary schools and their local communities:

BIFKiDS will design, lead and teach-teachers to facilitate creative problem-solving workshops where school kids learn-by-doing to apply their adventurous creativity; determining what, identify why and create how they can be activists for getting NZ to plant more trees..

Evidence from numerous studies in the field suggest the kind of imaginative, self-directed play where children create their own games and rules significantly enhances their cognitive and emotional competencies as well as shaping the kind of collaborative creativities increasingly necessary for success in the modern world

Dirt is Good, Persil. – Real Play Everyday 2018