From the monthly archives:

September 2013

European Alternative Investment Summit

September 30, 2013

Today I was speaking in a panel on Private Equity, at the European Alternative Investment Summit at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco. The summit is a quite interesting annual event, bringing together institutional investment and private wealth management industry professionals from throughout North America and Europe for three days of engaging discussions on a wide […]

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The flexible office

September 29, 2013

20 yeas ago it was unthinkable that we will work from any place on Earth and be in touch with colleagues across the globe, and be able to make conference calls without physical presence. Nowadays we are participants in what is called a virtual office space where the executives, employee and managers can be in […]

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What really makes innovation work

September 25, 2013

I have been using the mind mapping software MindManager since it was launched in 1994. Sometime in the late 1990s, the company developing the tool moved from Germany to California and they very early started a blog that often publish fresh, interesting content and new ideas. Recently they published the illustration below, of what really […]

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Croatia pre-access period for EU membership

September 24, 2013

Croatia is in a crucial moment. The country is at the starting point for participating in the EU and in development through EU structural funds. The European Union is at the same time finalizing the programming period for next  seven years in accordance to EU strategy Horizon 2020. The programming in short terms stands for […]

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Why mayors should rule the world

September 21, 2013

In Bearing, we often talk about place managers and how important they are in creating prosperity and growth for their local place. Place managers should be pragmatic problem solvers who focus on getting the job done. Key place managers are the mayors, politicians and and civil servants who have the formal responsibility to run a […]

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Employment levels in the European Union

September 20, 2013

With almost 11% unemployment and over 20% of 16-24 year olds not in education, employment or training, how can the Single Market help to improve the job situation in Europe? The European Union will start an online discussion from Monday.

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Innovation Management breakfast video

September 19, 2013

Below is a movie from the innovation management breakfast in Stockholm on Wednesday September 18. The movie shows the full seminar and is about two hours. Please note, it is in Swedish. Utmaningar med innovation i näringslivet

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Consequences of corporate closures

September 18, 2013

Redundancy duration and business alteration  Consequences of establishment closures in Sweden Highly knowledge intensive start-ups and growth companies, such as Activio, Nodeone and most recently Algotrim; a company with its roots in the business incubator Minc who just last week was bought by the giant – Apple, are all examples of inspiring, smart and highly […]

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The four commandments of cities

September 12, 2013

Eduardo Paes often says he has the best job in the world and we believe him. He is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, a sprawling, complicated, beautiful city of 6.5 million citizens. He is is on a mission to ensure that Rio’s renaissance creates a positive legacy for all its people. It is clear […]

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What is Competitiveness

September 9, 2013

The World Economic Forum has published an interesting video on what competitiveness is all about. As the Global Competitiveness Report will be published by the Forum this week, it can be interesting to see the video below to get some background facts and arguments. What is Competitiveness?

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Innovate across the business system

September 4, 2013

All over the world, Innovation is high on executive’s agendas. However what innovation means and how it is prioritised has not been well understood, and within organisations different interpretations can often be confusing. The problem is that while the eyes of the CEO are fixed on innovation, the body of the organisation may not be […]

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Innovation Management breakfasts in Stockholm

September 1, 2013

All over the world, Innovation is high on executive’s agendas. However what innovation means is not yet well understood, and even within organisations different interpretations can often be confusing. On September 17 and 18, Bearing will arrange breakfast seminars about Innovation in cooperation with Frontwalker AB in Stockholm. The seminars will be held at Frontwalker´s […]

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