From the monthly archives:

February 2015

Apple Watch will be Apples first Disruptive Innovation Since the iPad

February 28, 2015

The Apple Watch made its fashion editorial debut on the cover of Vogue China’s November 2014 issue, featuring supermodel Liu Wen. Now in the March issue of Vogue´s American edition, the device will get a 12 page advertisement mainly based on images. As if we had not known so before, this ad placement confirms that […]

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February 24, 2015

This article is about the common problem of miscommunication, which may be a lack of communication or a misunderstanding of messages. Something that is very common in the environments of high stress and speed that many of us currently live in. The signal amplification bias I agree with Heidi Grant Halvorson , Forbes that: The […]

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Growing Fast and Slow

February 20, 2015

“Today’s great debate is where next for growth. The sunny uplands of innovation-led growth, as after the Industrial Revolution? Or the foggy lowlands of stagnant growth, as before it? Which of the secular forces – innovation versus stagnation – will dominate? And if growth is going back to the future, on which side of the […]

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Place Management and the Changing Place Climate

February 14, 2015

“All economic activity is by definition ‘high risk.’ And defending yesterday – that is, not innovating – is far more risky than making tomorrow.“ – Peter Drucker – Innovations and Entrepreneurship (1985) Last week I was writing on a bid for a quite interesting project to develop innovation capabilities and competitiveness in a northern European […]

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The (Dark) Art of Procurement

February 13, 2015

Procurement is a necessary process that involves an organisation acquiring services from an external source, in a structured and accountable way. Limited or open procurement is a common method for obtaining consultancy or other services throughout the world. When a tendering process is initiated it should allow a fair and confidential opportunity for bidders to […]

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Uppsala County Growth Strategy Development

February 9, 2015

Uppsala county in Sweden, directly north of the capital city Stockholm, is with 350,000 inhabitants one of the fastest growing of Sweden’s 21 regions. In this exciting place, Bearing has won a project to help prepare the regions development strategies for the future. In 2015, the work of developing a new regional development strategy (RUS) […]

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Bicycle routes as Destination Tourism

February 7, 2015

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride. – John F. Kennedy, U.S. President Danube Cycling Route Danube Cycling Route is a part of the international bicycle route Eurovelo 6. It runs from the river’s source in Germany down to the Black Sea, and is about 2,900 km long. It is the most […]

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Outlook on 2015 Global Trends

February 6, 2015

“Most people engaged in public policy around the world do not have time to think. … There is inadequate planning on the challenges we face.” – Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (2007-2010 and 2013) One of the topics in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 were the top trends shaping the world in […]

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Brave New World

February 5, 2015

Set in London of AD 2540, the novel Brave New World anticipates developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that combine profoundly to change society "Community, Identity, Stability" is the motto of Aldous Huxley’s utopian World State. Here everyone consumes daily grams of soma, to fight depression, babies are born in laboratories, […]

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Davos 2015 – The Global Economic Outlook

February 4, 2015

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 was held in Davos, Switzerland between 21 – 24 January 2015. Key topics of the meeting was the complexity, fragility and uncertainty factors that are potentially ending an era of economic integration and international partnership that began in 1989. What is clear is that we are confronted by […]

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Business Networking

February 3, 2015

Last week I have attended an interesting networking event organised by Founders Alliance in Stockholm. Founders Alliance, largely formed by Sweden’s most influential and experienced businessmen, aims to increase opportunities for Swedish entrepreneurs that enable growing and building sustainable companies through access to the necessary resources, inspiration and individuals in the network. Founders Alliance is […]

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In Denmark You are now Paid to take out a Mortgage

February 2, 2015

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” Shakespeare´s Hamlet, Marcellus to Horatio as they meet on the battlements of the castle Danish Blues I just read the inevitable but shocking news that in Denmark, Nordea Bank is now starting to pay out interest on house mortgage loans, instead of charging interest. The Eurozone is […]

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