From the monthly archives:

June 2013

Niall Ferguson on Importance of Civil Institutions

June 28, 2013

Degeneration and Regeneration after the Cold War Is the West in terminal decline? In a speech given at the Nobel Price committee in Oslo, Norway on June 25, Professor of History at Harvard University Niall Ferguson argues that, less than 25 years after the end of the Cold War and the apparent triumph of liberal […]

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Future of Places

June 27, 2013

The Conference on Future of Places was held June 24 to June 27 in Stockholm. It was organised by United Nations Habitat in cooperation with the Axson Johnson Foundation. More than 200 people from 50 nations participated in this weeks forum, which was the first of three conferences that will lead up to Habitat III […]

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Living and working across cultures

June 26, 2013

“We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race." – Kofi Annan, born in 1938, secretary general of the United Nations from 1997 until December 31, 2006. Born in Ghana and educated in the United States, Annan was the first UN secretary general from sub-Saharan Africa. […]

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Lift to heaven – a new radical innovation

June 21, 2013

The first industrial revolution was to a large extent about new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes. The third industrial revolution that we are living through now is also to some extent about innovative new materials. Apple´s MacBook computers are made with a shell of aluminium, Sony VAIO notebooks are made with a shell of […]

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The Black Swan – The Impact of the Highly Improbable

June 18, 2013

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is an expert on risk and randomness. In the lecture below, he discusses “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable“. a book published in 2007 that focuses on the extreme impact of certain kinds of rare and unpredictable events and human tendency to find simplistic explanations for these events retrospectively. […]

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The 50 ideas that shaped business today

June 13, 2013

There is a 60-page supplement to Financial Times today, about the Inventions and innovations that helped create today’s business world. Articles are categorised into: People, Technology – Computers, Technology – Applications, Globalisation, Consumers, Changes sources of Energy, Aviation, Banking and Finance, and Management As usual with Financial Times, the content is excellent. I strongly recommend […]

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Bearing in the news – Salona archaeological park

June 12, 2013

On Tuesday June 11, Jörgen Eriksson from Bearing participated as expert speaker at an event in Solin, outside of Split in the Dalmatia region of Croatia. The event was well attended by media, including national television and national and regional newspapers.  Click on the picture on the right to view an article. The topic of […]

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Opal Group European Family Office & Private Wealth conference, Geneva 2013

June 10, 2013

Last week I attended the Opal Group’s annual European Family Office & Private Wealth conference in Geneva and was one of the panellists on a panel discussion about the world’s emerging markets. The conference was very well attended and a huge success, I thought. There was an incredible spirit amongst all participants and the Opal […]

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The New York Times–Innovation Issue

June 9, 2013

This weekend, the New York Times published the magazines annual innovation issue. It contains fascinating articles on the origin of items in our daily lives that we take for granted as always being there, such as band-aid, currency and keys. The magazine has an engaging user interface and provides accessible information on the origins of […]

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2013 is a pivotal year for where we have Economic Growth

June 5, 2013

“Whether a nation be today mighty and rich or not depends not on the abundance or security of its power and riches, but principally on whether its neighbours possess more or less of it.” – Phillipp von Hornigk, writing in Prussia in 1684 The quote above is worth to consider. It was written in a […]

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