Great Companies Can Come From Anywhere

by Jörgen Eriksson on September 7, 2014

Niklas Zennström

Great companies can come from anywhere, which is why each time we have the conversation about overvaluation, the definition becomes harder and harder to pin down. Today, with technology touching almost every area of the economy, and amazing entrepreneurs active across every continent, we are living through a remarkable time that makes it a thankless task to put an overall label on valuations. As someone who has spent many years working with remarkable founders in Europe, Asia and Latin America, as well as the U.S., I’d have to say that this is not a bad thing.Niklas Zennström

On Friday, Niklas Zennström, the initial founder of Skype, wrote an excellent article in the Wall Street Journal about how great companies can come from anywhere. It is well worth a read.

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, connect on LinkedIn onörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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