Michael Bloomberg focuses on the World

by Jörgen Eriksson on December 16, 2013

Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg, the successful Mayor of New York, seems determined to convey his place manager skills and government experience throughout the world. As he leaves his post as Mayor of New York on January he will start a new consultancy focusing on place management. His aim is to create a high-powered consulting group to help him reshape cities around the world long after he leaves office.

To build the new organization the mayor is taking much of his City Hall team with him. He has already hired many of his best-known and longest-serving deputies, promising them a chance to export the policies they developed in New York.

We wish Mr Bloomberg the best of success in his new endeavour! He is a source of inspiration for anyone with ambitions. His family was middle-class and he had to support himself to gain a quality education. As a result, Bloomberg parked cars as a student at Johns Hopkins University.

He later obtained an MBA from Harvard and went to work for Wall Street firm Salomon Brothers. In six years, Bloomberg made partner and got a share of the company. When Salomon was bought out, he sold his cut for a cool $10 million, and used his contacts on Wall Street to turn his passion for an integrated system of financial market information into a business that would alter the very nature of the financial industry itself. Then as we all know, he has been Mayor of New York for three consecutive terms since 2001.

Update 2013-12-18: Below is a video of a speech Michael Bloomberg delivered today, at the Economic Club of New York Luncheon, where he spoke on the Rise of American Cities and the Threats to Continued Progress.

Michael Bloomberg on the Rise of American Cities and the Threats to Continued Progress

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail jorgen.eriksson@bearing-consulting.com, connect on LinkedIn on http://fr.linkedin.com/pub/jörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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