From the monthly archives:

December 2014

The Bearing Wave in 2014

December 31, 2014

Dear reader of this blog, we want to thank you for following The Bearing Wave. We had 58,000 visits to the site in 2014 from 178 countries. We published 214 new articles and in total there are now 653 posts. Many of them are articles that we think may remain interesting reads also for coming […]

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Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015

December 23, 2014

World Economic Forum published the Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015, which provides a top-of-mind perspective from the Global Knowledge Networks on the challenges and opportunities of the coming 12–18 months. I thought it may be an interesting proposition for some  Christmas Holidays reading…Enjoy!

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Bitange Ndemo on how Kenya can develop faster

December 22, 2014

African governments are failing entrepreneurs by not creating a comprehensive framework supportive of innovation and entrepreneurship, according to Bitange Ndemo, Kenya’s former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications. In a guest post written for Disrupt Africa, published December 12, Ndemo said the failure of many African countries to implement innovation policies means […]

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Financing City Sustainable Solutions in Energy Efficiency

December 21, 2014

Sustainable, thriving cities have strong economic growth, and offer great places to live and work. Smart housing and transportation choices, investing in solutions like energy and building efficiency, land use patterns that require fewer car trips can significantly improve health, quality of life and economic opportunities in cities. The Better Growth, Better Climate report finds […]

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Development of Nairobi´s Central Railway District

December 19, 2014

Bearing has been awarded a project by United Nations Habitat to support in redevelopment of the central railway district in Nairobi, Kenya. The United Nations Settlement programme, UN-Habitat, is together with the Government of Sweden, Agence Francaise de Developpement and the World Bank aiming to enhance the sustainable urban development sector in Kenya through an […]

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Updated EU Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects

December 18, 2014

The European Union has published an updated Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects, replacing the old guide from 2008. The new one is available to download from this link. As an Economic Appraisal Tool for Cohesion Policy 2014-2020, the new guide  updates and expands the previous edition of 2008. The guide has been revised […]

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Comparing Place Excellence in Monaco and Dubai

December 17, 2014

Place Excellence in Monaco Earlier this year Bearing was mentoring an MBA project of Monaco University MBA students titled “Monaco: Place Excellence and Client Attraction” for the Direction du Tourisme et des Congrès (DTC) of Monaco. In the project, we have analysed the current situation and capabilities of Monaco from the point of view of […]

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Women of 2014

December 16, 2014

It is almost the end of a year,  and a  good time to reflect on the achievements of the past year. I have just read a very interesting article in FT Magazine which is a great  celebration of the extraordinary women who have made their mark — as leaders, campaigners and fighters — in 2014. […]

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Innovation Birmingham

December 15, 2014

Birmingham Science Park Aston is the United Kingdoms third oldest science park, founded in 1982. It is located in central Birmingham and offers 89,0000 square meters of accommodation. The park is rebranded as Innovation Birmingham since 2013 and is focused on a service offering for founders of new technology ventures, as well as more established […]

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The State of Global Entrepreneurship

December 12, 2014

Historically in rigid societies, peoples creativity and drive was not allowed much room for development of their talents beyond pure craftsman skills. The renaissance period changed this. Rooting back to the times of the medieval Guilds in Germany, craftsmen were given a special permission to operate as an entrepreneur, but training was restricted to apprentices […]

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A New Story of Life

December 10, 2014

“Hark the herald angels sing Glory to the newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled" Joyful, all ye nations rise Join the triumph of the skies With the angelic host proclaim: "Christ is born in Bethlehem" Hark! The herald angels sing "Glory to the newborn King!" – Christmas Carol by […]

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Strategic Evaluation of eBay

December 9, 2014

Strategy implemented by eBay It can be argued that eBay’s strategy consists of elements of all four growth strategies, identified as: market penetration, market development, product development and diversification. eBay began operating in one market and over the years expanded its business to others, currently having a global presence in 37 markets (eBay). Companies that […]

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Urban Renewal in the City Fabric

December 7, 2014

The transformation of the historical context in City redevelopment The topic of city redevelopment extends throughout the history of architecture. Likewise, no other subject related to architecture will cause so much heated arguments as redevelopment. What do I then mean with this term? In brief, city redevelopment is a method of subsequent insertion of architectural […]

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Swedish government crises and how to measure well-being in society

December 4, 2014

Yesterday, the recently elected social democrat-green government in my native Sweden collapsed after two months in power and a snap election was announced to take place on March 22nd 2015. The crises comes after the new government tried to rule in minority in the parliament, as a populist party won 13% of the vote in […]

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Croatia – Update on EU OPs and project funding calls

December 3, 2014

Today, 50 consultancy firms and about 70 other companies were invited to a EU information event that was organised by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in Zagreb. It was an occasion to follow the news on how the EU Finances are going to be used in the next financial period, more specifically in 2015 within […]

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Poor leadership as one of biggest threat for a company

December 2, 2014

Having study a psychology of language, I always pay lots of attention to both verbal and non verbal communication. This time I would like to focus on the issue of poor leadership as a result of poor communication… It is believed that effective leadership is the key to achieve positive organisational outcomes such as organisational […]

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