From the monthly archives:

March 2015

London’s Tech Scene

March 31, 2015

I had a great pleasure of  visiting  London & Partners office today in London Bridge London & Partners is the official promotional company for London. They  promote London and attract businesses, events, congresses, students and visitors to the capital. Their aims are to build London’s international reputation and to attract investment and visitor spend, which […]

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The Place Manager of Singapore

March 28, 2015

“If I were in authority in Singapore indefinitely without having to ask those who are governed whether they like what is being done, then I would not have the slightest doubt that I could govern much more effectively in their interests.”  – Lee Kuan Yew, 1962 The Origin of the Modern City-State Singapore is a […]

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The Soul of the City

March 26, 2015

“Oh! The practise of the time is to tear down houses! But to rebuild? That is frightening! We are tearing down to get air and light; Is not that enough?“ – August Strindberg – The Esplanade System poem, 1883 We have written last week about London’s first place at the Wealth Report as a place […]

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Medical Innovations: The Bionic Human

March 24, 2015

The potential for innovation is unlimited.  Accordingly to Arthur Toga from National Institute of General Medical Sciences,  University of California, Los Angeles: Scientists are getting closer to creating a bionic human. Today, we can replicate or restore more organs and various sundry body parts than ever before. I always  have been interested in innovation medical technology […]

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All Roads Lead to Rome

March 22, 2015

In the past three months, I have been working on a project for the city of Pula in Istria. The project is a feasibility study for the Pula Kulturring initiative, which aims to rehabilitate and promote the main cultural heritage of Pula within one innovative place brand, including the historic sites on the stretch between […]

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The London Cluster of Ultra Rich

March 20, 2015

Cities compete for the attention of current and potential residents, investors and visitors. To keep economic growth in par with population growth is the modest ambition of many cities in the advanced economies today, but it is not really enough to sustain public services and maintain spaces. Cities need big spenders to thrive. These can […]

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Steps to Greater Productivity at Work

March 17, 2015

Productivity and Happiness  As a cognitive expert, I always like to share the advice from experienced psychologists. I strongly recommend this short  talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor, who argues that  happiness inspires productivity. Here at Bearing we are always keen on supporting  individuals and organisations to be more successful, productive and effective at their […]

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Global HNW Conference in Monaco

March 13, 2015

“It’s not about what you know — it’s about who you know.” Yesterday I attended the Global High Net Worth annual conference in Monaco organized by Ian and Martina Brodie, publishers of MonacoLife, one of the most renowned English speaking newspapers in the Principality of Monaco. The conference was arranged in partnership with Savilles. The […]

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The Worlds Most Economically Powerful City

March 11, 2015

This week is the MIPIM real estate exhibition, conference and networking event in Cannes, France, and it may be appropriate to write a bit about cities. I am in Nairobi tonight, a sprawling city of officially three million people, but some say six million in total in the urban area. Cities matter in the global […]

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Top Emerging Technologies of 2015

March 10, 2015

The World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies, based on the collaborative expertise of the Forum’s communities, identified the most important recent technological trends. The purpose of doing so is to raise awareness of their potential and contribute to closing the gaps in investment, regulation and public understanding that so often thwart progress. The 2015 […]

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The Secrets of Economic Growth

March 7, 2015

I read in The Economist Espresso this week that China´s economic growth may be “only” seven percent this year, down from 14% in 2007. At the same time most western economies struggle with close to zero or in recent years negative growth. The picture below, from the World Economic Outlook database, shows the growth percentage […]

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How to Make an Attractive City

March 5, 2015

“We can therefore understand all of the cardinal virtues by considering how each is embodied in the organization of an ideal city.” – Socrates in The Republic, by Plato Six fundamental things a city needs to get right Humanity has not put up a single beautiful city since 1905, claims the narrator. The video below […]

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Top Three Innovations at Mobile World Congress 2015

March 4, 2015

I used to visit Mobile World Congress (MWC) every year while it was in Cannes, until 2006. Then the event outgrew the Festival Palace and moved to the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona in 2007. Since then I have been only a few times. This year MWC is on between 2 and 5 of March […]

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The Engineer of Original Apple Mouse

March 3, 2015

Jim Yurchenco was a creator of  the Original  Apple  Mouse, which was significant in that it was the first mouse ever used by regular people. I would like to recommend these short video, to discover some great lessons from the masters of Design Thinking.

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