From the monthly archives:

December 2012

Innovation in Aviation –The Sky is the Limit

December 29, 2012

“Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light.” – Oscar Wilde The current state There was a time when aviation was for the exclusive few. This time is being re-sought and popularized in a current television period drama about […]

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Resources – Rethink in Iraq

December 26, 2012

As in any post war conflict country, resource/waste management is a task that requires systematic and long term thinking and is not always best managed by profit seeking corporations though good exceptions to that rule exists and many more will come. When changing a mindset of a whole nation towards resource use, one must obviously […]

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The Economics of Christmas

December 26, 2012

“What I’m always trying to say to the consumer is: buy less, choose well, make it last.” – Vivienne Westwood This is the second post about Christmas that I am making this season. The first post was on Christmas Eve, about the Innovation Story of Santa Claus and Coca Cola. Boxing Day Today is Boxing […]

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The Innovation Story of Santa Claus and Coca Cola

December 24, 2012

Christmas (in old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ’s Mass") is as we all know an annual Christian commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ.  It closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide. However the way we celebrate Christmas in the western culture has changed dramatically over the past 100 years, as the […]

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Season’s Greetings from Bearing!

December 21, 2012

Other related posts: Private Equity World Africa 2012 What are your values? SymbioCity conference in Kenya White Paper on Talent Attraction Opal Group European Family Office & Private Wealth conference, Geneva 2013

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The Fiscal Cliff

December 18, 2012

We have written about the United States national debt and how it got so high previously on this blog. Below is a video by the Economist on the consequences, as America moves closer to an economic abyss. The Fiscal Cliff Other related posts: Emerging Economies in 2013 A History of Financial Crises The Size of […]

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Monopoly in Lagos–The story of African Growth

December 16, 2012

“I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.”  – Nelson Mandela The Economist this week reports on the launch of a version of the Monopoly […]

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Event in Monte Carlo and The Future of Europe

December 13, 2012

“We must go back to teach Europeans to love Europe.” – Jean Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Tuesday evening this week, I participated in the annual General Assembly and Christmas Cocktail of the Monaco Private Equity and Venture Capital Association  (MVCA). The evening was attended by approximately 90 Members and guests, one of the […]

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19th Century Innovator – The Nobel legacy

December 9, 2012

“My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.” – Alfred Nobel “I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, […]

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Changing the course…

December 8, 2012

Changing the behavior of individuals is one of the greatest challenges in a business and in the society as well. This article is prepared by Leyla Is and Sanjeev Baitmangalkar, experts within the field of Lean Management and cultural transformation. Recently we introduced our methodology on how to implement Lean within a municipality. We were […]

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Executive and Creative Confidence

December 6, 2012

“If you don’t have confidence, you will always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis I often speak with friends, clients and colleagues about the importance of executive confidence in business. In my view, confidence means expecting a positive outcome that is both a cause and a result from winning. Confidence teaches us […]

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Innovation management breakfast in Nässjö

December 6, 2012

On December 5, Bearing arranged a breakfast seminar on hyper competition, innovation and innovation management at Träcentrum in Nässjö. The seminar was well-attended by participants from the entire region, despite the winter snow storms and early morning hour. Many participants stayed for two hours to discuss the topics of the presentation. We can also notice […]

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The Future of Science Parks

December 4, 2012

In the current evolution of Science Parks, a more comprehensive type of park is being tested and implemented, typically located within a vibrant urban community. For some urban planners, the Third Generation Science Park is perceived as the quintessence of science-industry-government relations, increasingly functional and specialized along with its participation in local, regional and even […]

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Enron – The Smartest Guys in the Room – eleven years later

December 2, 2012

“I take full responsibility for what happened at Enron. But saying that, I know in my mind that I did nothing criminal.”  – Kenneth Lay, Enron Founder and Chairman “I wish I could undo what I did at Enron but I can’t. I understand that I deserve punishment. Your honor, I accept the prison sentence […]

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