From the monthly archives:

October 2012

Nässjö–The Railway Town

October 31, 2012

On Tuesday, October 30th a project was launched in Nässjö, Sweden, with an event to inspire and inform about The Railway Town. Several well known names were among the participants at the event, including the Swedish Railway company SJ´s Chairman Jan Sundling. About 30 companies with more than 600 employees are active in the railway […]

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Thinking Fast and Slow

October 28, 2012

Nobel laureate and Psychologist Daniel Kahneman has published a book called  ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’. It is about our two modes of thought: fast, instinctive and emotional at one end and the other end of the scale, slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman takes us on a ground-breaking tour of the mind and the […]

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Innovation in the Nässjö entrepreneurship hub

October 26, 2012

Friday morning, October 26, Bearing arranged a breakfast seminar in Nässjö, in the Småland region of Sweden. The topic of the seminar was corporate innovation. The Småland region in Sweden is a unique place in Europe in the strength of its entrepreneurial spirit and successful history in creation of successful businesses.  The well known global […]

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Seminar at the Competence Fair 2012

October 26, 2012

We are pleased to inform you of an interesting and significant seminar at the Competence Fair (Kompetensmässan) in Stockholm on the 14th of November. At the seminar, Christer Asplund will give an account of a new study about the talent attraction management of Swedish municipalities and the basis for making regions attractive. Nations, regions and […]

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Innovation of Treasury Systems

October 23, 2012

Why don’t treasury systems vendors knock it out of the park with innovation? Twenty years ago, Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) was formed by a merger between ASEA of Sweden and Brown, Boveri & Cie of Switzerland, forming a  global multinational operating in robotics, power and automation technology areas.  In order to support the global corporation, […]

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Wargön in the news

October 22, 2012

SVT News broadcasted a segment about the disruptive technology of drawing out textile fiber from old cotton clothes on Sunday 21/10/12.             A lot of the clothes we consumers buy end up in the trash. It has come to the point where the clothing industry sees a pending shortage of […]

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Bearing’s Innovation Breakfast Seminar in Nässjö

October 22, 2012

I am pleased to inform you about Bearing’s Innovation breakfast seminar in Nässjö, Småland region in Sweden on Friday. Today many business leaders face challenges on how to handle competition, which is quickly developing and increasing in relation to the unlimited access to the global market. How do we recruit qualified employees to the business? […]

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Gibraltar in the news

October 22, 2012

Jon Santos, Advisor to Bearing Consulting and based in Gibraltar, was recently interviewed on television about his work in Africa and his views on Gibraltar´s current situation and future prospects. Please find a link to the TV interview below: http://www.gbc.gi/television/tv-player.php?programme=611&episode=5106   

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The Black Monday–25 years later

October 19, 2012

“History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” – Mark Twain Today 25 years ago, on Monday 19 October 1987, stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. The total loss of wealth on just the American stock markets over the following five day period was approximately […]

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The Great Equalizer

October 18, 2012

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery. – Horace Mann This blog post is about how mobile phones are enabling the majority of the world population, who are poor and live in developing countries, to take charge of […]

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Aviation Business Angel

October 18, 2012

I met my friend Björn Lundvall the other day. Björn is a former fixed income trader working at Handelsbanken Capital Markets and like many traders he has moved on to business development and e-commerce. He is currently responsible for innovation in certain areas of the capital markets business. He is also a fan of hard […]

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The Future of Tourism

October 17, 2012

Recently I had the pleasure of attending The Business Days of Helsingborg 2012. I was particularly interested in the part titled “The Future of Tourism” where several great speakers appeared. However, one that really made an impression on me was Roger Brooks. Roger spoke of the “Seven Immutable Rules of a Successful Destination”: 1. The […]

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Expert on creating local attraction

October 16, 2012

Last week Christer Asplund participated as a speaker at the Business Days of Helsingborg 2012. Business days of the Helsingborg Business Region is an annually recurring event which is organized by the ten municipalities in Skåne Northwest closely Entrepreneurs, new business enterprise centre, Marketing Association, Chamber of Commerce and Region Skåne. In connection to the […]

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The Urban Millennium

October 15, 2012

As a result of rural migration and suburban concentration into cities, particularly the largest ones, the majority of people worldwide today lives in towns and cities. Urbanisation is not merely a modern phenomena, but a rapid and historic transformation of human social roots on a global scale, where predominantly village culture is being replaced by […]

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How to Develop Your Strategy

October 10, 2012

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy […]

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The demise of Detroit

October 7, 2012

When all “directions” fail there arises in the darkness over the abyss the one true direction of man, towards the creative Spirit” – Martin Buber, I and Thou, 1923 In the introduction to the book Place Management, which was authored by Christer Asplund and Jacob Ikkala and published by Bearing in 2011, I wrote about […]

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Sweden and Europe are behind on development of electric buses

October 5, 2012

Christer Asplund participated as a speaker at Samtrafiken’s conference this week. Samtrafiken is a non-profit organization jointly owned by 36 public transport operators and authorities in Sweden. To read the online version of the article from the newspaper Bussbranschen, please click on the image below.

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