From the monthly archives:

April 2012

Innovation Starts with the People

April 30, 2012

If an organization is aiming to be innovative and at the forefront, its Innovation and HR strategies should be integrated to ensure development and progress. Short-term as well as long-term. Changed conditions for competitiveness Today, most companies live in a reality characterized by rapid changes in all from demand to technological solutions. Recently, there was […]

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The Ten Faces of Innovation

April 29, 2012

In 2005, Tom Kelley published The Ten Faces of Innovation. In the book the author of the previous bestseller The Art of Innovation revealed the strategies IDEO, the Silicon Valley based world-famous design firm, uses to foster innovative thinking throughout an organization. For us in Bearing, the book is central to how we work with […]

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Branding plays a crucial role for the appeal of a city

April 26, 2012

Once more Bearing is in the press with an interview with Christer Asplund. This time in AWA information – a magazine published by one  of the largest patent agencies in Europe. To read the article "Branding plays a crucial role for the appeal of a city", please follow the link here

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The CAM-day at Linköping University manifested Quad Helix in practice

April 20, 2012

We had the great privilege to attend the 2012 CAM day this Monday in Linköping, Sweden. CAM – Centre for Applied Management for small and medium-sized enterprises at Linköping University hosted a yearly Quad-Helix event where the region of Östergötland (East Sweden) manifested its dedication to regional growth and prosperity. CAM brings the University closer […]

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Magnus Penker awarded “Member of the Year” by Founders Alliance

April 19, 2012

Magnus Penker, at Bearing Consulting, has been awarded the price “Member of the Year” (East) by Founders Alliance – a network for Sweden’s leading entrepreneurs with approx. 700 members throughout Sweden. The Founders Awards is a contest within the Founders Alliance network, which designates the leading entrepreneurs in Sweden. Selection is based on the finals […]

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Third Generation (3G) Innovation Environment

April 17, 2012

Bearing has gained vast experience from projects world-wide within the area of open innovation environments. The reward for us in this arena is that we are able to contribute to sustainable growth and globalization of both regions, corporations and SMEs. By practicing our well-proven Open Innovation Framework Methodology we help our clients increase their efficiency […]

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Innovation in The Railway Town© – the “småländska” innovation miracle

April 16, 2012

Innovation in The Railway Town© – the “småländska” innovation miracle Sitting on the train back from a fantastic event arranged by the Business Development Nässjö Sweden. I had the opportunity to give a speech on innovation management for +100 entrepreneurs in their own home town, the Railway City of Europe Nässjö. It was a fantastic opportunity […]

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Private Equity World Africa 2012

April 14, 2012

Between the 19th and the 21st March I attended the Private Equity World Africa 2012 conference at One Whitehall Place in London. I was amazed at the turn out to the event. The room that the conference was held in was packed and only five years ago it would not have been viable to arrange […]

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Conference on Place Excellence in Izmir

April 6, 2012

On On Thursday 5 April, Bearing participated in a conference on place excellence in Izmir in Turkey. The conference was arranged by Muhterem İlgüner who collaborates with Bearing in the local market, through his company Brandassist, and the Izmir Chamber of Commerce. The speakers at the conference were Muhterem İlgüner, Christer Asplund and Jörgen Eriksson […]

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Are Innovation capacities globally priced yet and will they ever be?

April 3, 2012

In our fast transforming world where we on one side get the feeling of getting closer to each other where Internet phenomena’s like Face-book, Twitter and Skype definitely has shrunken the world and contributed to a feeling that we belong to the same human community. On the other hand have the distribution of information and […]

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