The Beauty of Numbers

by Jörgen Eriksson on May 1, 2014

Adam Spencer"Numbers are the musical notes with which the symphony of the universe is written."
– Adam Spencer

Today is May 1st, in many countries synonymous with “Labour Day” or  International Workers’ Day, a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement. In the age of the knowledge economy Labour Day is maybe not that relevant anymore, and I would like to take the opportunity to make an alternative, less serious celebration of some axioms of reality by publishing a TED Talk by Adam Spencer, which I really like.

Adam Spencer is an Australian radio presenter, comedian, and media personality. He is also the University of Sydney’s Mathematics and Science Ambassador. In this talk he brings up the topic of Prime numbers. They are millions of digits long, and it takes an army of mathematicians and machines to hunt them down. Here he shares his passion for these odd numbers, and for the mysterious magic of math.

Why I fell In Love with Monster Prime Numbers

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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