From the monthly archives:

September 2011

The TicTalk conference 2011

September 28, 2011

This week, I have taken part in the TicTalk conference in Čakovec in north eastern Croatia. The conference was arranged at the Technology Innovation Centre Međimurje run by Bojan Pecnic and organised by the Regional Development Agency REDEA. The conference main topics were innovative development and good examples for Technology and Innovation Centres, and I […]

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Mai-Li Hammargren got an instant order from Karl Lagerfeld

September 28, 2011

Yesterday the Swedish Association of Entrepreneurs had its annual event where the best entrepreneurs were awarded in the categories Founder of The Year as well as The Young Entrepreneur of the year. As proud premium member and partner to Founders Alliance I had the opportunity to meet up with the Young Entrepreneur of the year Mai-Li […]

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Croatia next European contry to embark upon the Place Management roller coaster!

September 27, 2011

After two intense days on-site in northern Croatia, it is evident this region will become a vital new player and contributor to the development of regional innovation and place excellence in Europe. Rarely have I experienced a more determined and committed engagement than the one sparkling from the Regional Economic Development Agency of the Medimurje region, also acting […]

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Building High Performance Team for Innovation Success

September 25, 2011

As one of Insights accredited instructors, we have carried out several workshops building high performance teams, from getting strategic innovation teams on track to dysfunctional management teams up and running. Besides getting people to know them self’s, their impact on other as well as how to use their opposite personas strengths there are also a […]

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We are now on Amazon with Christer Asplunds new book with foreword by Philip Kotler

September 23, 2011

Bearings new book about Place Management, authored by Christer Asplund and Jacob Ikkala supported by the Bearing team and with preface by Prof Philp Kotler is now available to buy on Amazon, just click here. 

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An exciting Place Management challenge: the “Beyond”- Dimension

September 23, 2011

You can hardly read Financial Times without noticing that businesses tend to communicate all sorts of “Beyond”-dimensions as part of their corporate image. Today (September 21), we read, for instance, that Huawei brings to you the following message: “We see beyond technology!” The Huawei intention is to see customers and their needs far beyond the […]

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How to ensure sustainability in a regional or local growth system built on innovation

September 19, 2011

Regional and local growth would substantially benefit from early adaptation of a true outside-in strategy – meaning, early engagement of trade and industry and other commercial actors present in the local society. Why is it so hard when establishing a regional or local growth project to start the journey by engagement of the commercial sector? […]

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Report from Budapest

September 18, 2011

I have spent three very productive days with colleagues in Bearing Consulting, on a conference in the classic European city of Budapest. We gathered here to collect our thoughts and discuss our current projects and development within several fields, the most exiting being the new work we are involved in related to innovation management. The […]

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Impact the future of European Innovation

September 14, 2011

For those who want to be constructive and who are also creative there is  since yesterday an opportunity to influence the content of what the future version of the European Research Area (ERA)  will  Just click on http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/era/consultation_en.htm Thanks to Jan Annerstedt, Professor at Copenhagen Business School and Senior Advisor at Bearing Consulting Ltd, for […]

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Thanks to all +60 innovation fans who joined in today

September 14, 2011

Today, Jan Snygg, Jörgen Eriksson and I had the pleasure to share our thoughts and experience to +60 of the Swedish Computer Associations most interested innovation thinkers. We had a great time, thanks to you all and hope to see you as well as other Swedish innovation champions at out new innovation management boot camp, […]

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We are piloting the Innovation Navigator

September 12, 2011

Gaining a competitive advantage through the provision of innovative products, services and processes is imperative in the current highly competitive climate. However, business innovation can often be expensive and can also be easily imitated by competitors. A company’s ability to accurately define and consistently redefine its capabilities coupled with a level of customer satisfaction that […]

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The hidden resource that will bring Europe back in Business

September 12, 2011

The root of the financial situation of Europe is an unrealistic idea of how competiveness is created. It is locally created based on comparative advantages possible to elaborate and develop into a sustainable and profitable growth. Read more in our new trend watch (Swedish only) Other related posts: Kenya into the knowledge economy Are you […]

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