From the monthly archives:

October 2011

“Margin call”

October 30, 2011

Beginning in 2008, we have an ongoing financial crisis in the world which is the worst of its kind since the Great Depression. The crisis became prominently visible in the autumn 2008 with the failure, merger or nationalization of several large American based financial firms. The global economy suffers from this crises ever since. Yet, […]

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Christer Asplund conducts interviews

October 30, 2011

Christer Asplund conducts interviews of Mary Rankka, president of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Holger Jonasson, Nässjö Näringsliv AB (Sweden) October 20, 2011 in Stockholm. It all takes place on the occasion of Asplund’s new book, Place Management are presented.

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Chased by the Regulatory wave!

October 26, 2011

There are some noteworthy aspect of the upcoming regulatory jungle. When analysing future business cases for new OTC-derivative products, you need to consider sections on future regulatory impacts! To give an example, the EMIR regulations stipulate a lot of detailed rules, for example actual exchange of collateral, most likely on a daily basis, this already might deter some […]

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Launch event for the book Place Management

October 20, 2011

Today Thursday 20th October, there was an event at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce for the launch of the book Place Management – New Roles for Place Managers in Rebuilding European Wealth. About 150 decision makers, politicians, journalists and other business people attended the seminar. Many more showed interest to attend, but there was only […]

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Radio interview with Christer Asplund

October 18, 2011

Monocle interview with Christer Asplund Oct 18 2011 On Tuesday October 18th, the Monocle radio channel made a brief early morning interview with Christer Asplund about the book Place Management. Click on the link above to listen to the recording.    

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Einstein was right!

October 18, 2011

Guess that all of you hear about the breaking news that there is neutrinos travel faster than light. Now, however, a team of scientists at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands reckons it’s come up with a more plausible explanation of what happened: the GPS satellites used to measure the departure and arrival times […]

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Who should care about the coming EU-directive – EMIR?

October 13, 2011

Background of EMIR: EMIR is a forthcoming EU-directive that addresses some of the concerns that came to focus at the financial crisis in 2008. The financial crisis brought over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives to the forefront of regulatory attention. The near-collapse of Bear Sterns in March 2008, the default of Lehman Brothers on 15 September 2008 and […]

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Coordinated innovation management – the bridge to prosperity

October 9, 2011

Today’s world of global hyper competition demands ability to change, adapt to new demands, differentiate and most important, to innovate and execute. Innovation – this way too often misused word – is the key to sustainable growth and prosperity in the context of the wider society. Having worked with innovation management for the last few […]

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My memory of Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011

He might be the most powerful industry leader in the US history and the father of Mac, iPhone and  iPad – but for me his the evidence of the imperative of building innovative company culture and the value of it. His seven secrets of innovation is one of the things that inspired me and something […]

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“Placetelling” – an Effective Tool in Convincing the Target Markets

October 5, 2011

“The art of storytelling can help companies persuade and inspire more effectively” was the message in Financial Times, September 27 this year. Sounds correct! However, the article could as well add that storytelling is also an important tool for places to communicate and inspire their target groups. In the context of places I have always […]

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