From the monthly archives:

January 2015

Place Branding and the Heritage of the Austrian Riviera in Croatia

January 31, 2015

The Place Branding Challenge The globally competitive environment in which we live today makes it important for places, no matter their size or composition, to clearly differentiate themselves and to convey why they are relevant and valued options for tourists, investors and residents. Undoubtedly, places have always competed with each other, but today, following economic […]

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Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

January 30, 2015

Below is a fascinating Infographic about the top technology trends for 2015 and predictions of where digital business will be in the next five years. The image is from and is based on forecasting of trends by Gartner. Enjoy!

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Apple Delivers Record Earnings and iPhone Sales

January 28, 2015

Two years ago I wrote an article about Apple, with the core message that the S-curve for Apple was flattening. My point was that Apple had problems to deliver new disruptive innovations, and that the focus after the passing of Steve Jobs seemed to be on incremental enhancements to already existing products. I am pleased […]

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Change by Design

January 27, 2015

I am a huge fan of design thinking concept, and as described in one of my previous posts, this  increasingly popular trend in business, helps in meeting challenges, solving realistic and complex problems and finding desirable solutions by combining creative and critical thinking that allows information and ideas to be organized, decisions to be made, situations to […]

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A Rear View Mirror – 2014 in Retrospect

January 22, 2015

Dear reader, in the first three weeks of January we have published a look through the rear view mirror on the most popular articles here on The Bearing Wave during the five years since the blog was set up in 2009. Over the years both employees and guest bloggers have expanded the scope of the […]

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Innovation Navigator for Cluster Development

January 19, 2015

The Challenge Most organisations realities today are characterised by hyper competition and rapid changes in all forms, from customer demands to tech­nological development. Consequently, competitive barriers to entry that were once considered permanent are gone and have been replaced by competitive advantages that continuously mutate. This means it is increasingly difficult to set long-term mission, […]

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A Rear View Mirror – The Most Commented Articles

January 15, 2015

Dear reader, in the past two weeks we have published a look through the rear view mirror on the top five and following up to top ten most popular articles here on The Bearing Wave since the blog was set up in 2009. Today we will take a look at a bit more odd set […]

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Bearing Book Club

January 14, 2015

Last week I read in the FT Weekend Magazine that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced to the word in a Facebook post (where else?) that he is starting a book club. Maybe it’s just a canny PR ploy, but it is definitely a good way to influence customer behaviour. Will this strong incentive encourage […]

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Östergötland – prepared to meet the global hyper competition

January 13, 2015

Bearing has since 2009, in many different projects and roles, been involved in local and regional development projects in the Swedish county of Östergötland. The last 2-3 years our focus has been on supporting the region with expertise and methodology in development and implementation of an enhanced quad-helix based innovation environment and definition and implementation […]

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Uppsala Campus Ultuna

January 12, 2015

In 2014, Bearing carried out a feasibility study for Regionförbundet Uppsala Län in Sweden for the development of Campus Ultuna. Located outside of Uppsala, the campus is in a region which is known as a business and research hub for life sciences. Ultuna is the location of the headquarters and the main site of the […]

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A Rear View Mirror – The Second Batch

January 8, 2015

Dear reader, last week we published a look through the rear view mirror on the five most popular articles here on The Bearing Wave since the blog was set up in 2009. Today it is time to take a close look at the following five articles, the sixth to tenth most popular of all time […]

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Mid Sweden Science Park

January 7, 2015

Sweden is a small country, home to just 0.13 per cent of the global population. Yet today, it is a world leader in innovation. This is noticed most in the large number of science parks and incubators covering the geography of the country. Overall the national association of science parks, Swedish Incubators & Science Parks […]

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Internet of Everything

January 6, 2015

Is it not a fascinating concept to develop a sustained communication infrastructure for connected objects? The ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction ? Also known as the internet of things (IoT). I believe so! IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the […]

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Development of Pula Kulturring

January 5, 2015

At the end of last year, Bearing signed a contract to develop the Pula Kulturring project. Pula is the largest city in the Istria County in Croatia, situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, with a population of approximately 60,000 people. Like the rest of the region, Pula is known for its mild […]

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Croatia: An Odyssey of European Success

January 4, 2015

We from Bearing have been actively involved with projects in Croatia since 2012, before the country’s ascension to the European Union on the 1st July 2013. Given our long experience of working with innovation, integrated projects and European Union funding, we were invited to provide support and expertise in getting the country ready for EU […]

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Privilege and poverty: how Beyoglu shaped Istanbul’s city brand

January 3, 2015

Samantha North is a guest blogger here on the Bearing Wave. She lives in Istanbul and is a free-lance journalist writing about place branding, diplomacy and other things. This article was first posted on Places Brands blog on January 2, 2015 and we republishing as it is a very good example of how story telling […]

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2015 – Innovation Year in United Arab Emirates

January 2, 2015

In December, the Government of the United Arab Emirates announced 2015 as the Year of Innovation. The declaration follows the launch of the national innovation strategy in October 2014, which aims to make the Emirates the most innovative country in the world by 2021. The first phase of the strategy includes 30 national initiatives to […]

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A Rear View Mirror

January 1, 2015

Dear reader, this blog, the Bearing Wave, was set up in 2009 to allow us to write about the methodology and experiences of the management consulting firm Bearing Consulting. As you may know we have been involved in projects across the World since we got started in 2001. Over the years both employees and guest […]

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