From the monthly archives:

March 2013

City – A Guidebook for the Urban Age

March 29, 2013

“As a species, we have never been entirely satisfied with what nature gave us. We are the ape that shapes our environment, the city builders – Homo urbanus. Cities are our greatest creation. They embody our ability to imagine how the world might be and to realise those dreams in brick, steel, concrete and glass.” […]

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The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

March 27, 2013

We live in a world with 196 nations and even though we live in peaceful times, they all compete for investors, talents and visitors. Nations have always competed with each other, just as companies compete for business and individuals compete for the most interesting jobs. Within these nations, the global competition of places is estimated […]

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Creativity, the Brain and the Aha moment

March 24, 2013

We have written about creative personalities and innovation previously on this blog, and we have also written about the Eureka moment. In the interesting speech below from March 2013, The Nobel Prize winner Dr. Eric Kandel describes the “aha phenomenon“, about the Eureka moment, and speculates on ways we can think more creatively. Creativity, the […]

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Talent Attraction in Practice

March 22, 2013

Foreign travellers avoids the United States Yesterday, 21/3, there was an article in USA Today stating that overseas travelers to United States say they will avoid returning because of long wait times and inefficient entry procedures at gateway airports, and they will recommend others that they too stay away. The article was based on a […]

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White Paper on Talent Attraction

March 19, 2013

Today, winning the battle for talents is one of the most important growth factors for all regions and places.  Place Managers worldwide realise that the challenge lies in recruiting talents for key positions, something that has become a strategic element for all locations anxious to nurture their growth. Many places around the world are also […]

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Global Virtual Teams – a Challenge

March 17, 2013

Virtual teams are flourishing in today’s international organizations. But to build trust and establish an efficient communication with distant colleagues you need to master the new technologies and keep to certain rules of conduct. From local to global People used to work in companies where everyone knew everyone. All lunched in the same canteen and […]

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Seminar at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Abu Dhabi

March 14, 2013

On March 13th, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Bearing and Emirates Experts Consulting, organised a seminar on Innovation Driven Competitive Advantages, with the attendance of Executives from more than 100 companies and establishments operating in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and a number of Managers and Directors from the […]

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Seminar on innovation management in Abu Dhabi

March 13, 2013

The prosperity that we have witnessed has taught us to build our country with education and knowledge and nurture generations of educated men and women. – Sheikh Zayed, the late President of the United Arab Emirates On Tuesday March 12th, I was invited to give a seminar on recent development in innovation to his Excellency […]

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Developing Place Management skills in East Sweden

March 12, 2013

Husby Säteri is a charming countryside manor, situated on top of a hill overlooking the Baltic Sea in the eastern part of Östergötland, Sweden. It was built in 1795 by Curt Philip Carl von Schwerin. The property was abandoned for a long time but in the late 20th century a new family acquired it. The […]

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Manufacturing in the Third Industrial Age

March 10, 2013

THE first industrial revolution began in England in the late 18th century, with the mechanization of the textile industry. Cloth previously done laboriously by hand in hundreds of weavers’ cottages were brought together in a single cotton mill, and the factory was born. Productivity increased and prices were reduced. The second industrial revolution came in […]

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The Third Industrial Revolution

March 8, 2013

“Nations exist not only as functions of a particular kind of territorial state or the aspiration to establish one … but also in the context of a particular stage of technological and economic development” – Eric Hobsbawm The breakthrough in development that we call the industrial revolution was closely linked to a small number of […]

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Tom Peters – Re-Imagine!

March 1, 2013

“I´m 60 years old as I write. I have been doing my thing for well over a quarter of a century. I have achieved some degree of acclaim. At this point, I don´t have to write a book. My speaking and consulting gigs keep me busy to the breaking point and beyond. So why am […]

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