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Apple Watch Apps

April 21, 2015

The 3,500 apps available for the Apple Watch show the device’s promise and pitfalls. Frankly speaking no one really needs an Apple Watch, or any kind of smart watch, since there is not much to do with them beyond  activity tracking and replicating the alerts you already get on your smartphone. However, that is not […]

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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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Cognitive Computing Systems for Neurosynaptic Cores

August 19, 2014

I have always had a strong interest in human behaviour and cognitive processing. That is one reason I am fascinated with innovation. Having worked as a  counselling psychologist, I have  been researching and trying to understand the individual’s unique subjective psychological experience to empower their abilities and full cognitive potential. I specialised in Psycholinguistics, which  […]

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Why I could never work for Lego

February 20, 2014

Like so many people, I’ve loved playing with Lego ever since I was young. Even today I still love opening the colourful box, tipping out the bags of brightly coloured pieces and then following the instructions wondering how this new Lego creation will come together. Lego’s greatest business turnaround from near bankruptcy to market leader […]

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New internet data speed record

January 23, 2014

The internet has this week broken another speed record through innovation by testing and proving that 1.4 terabits of data per second can be transferred over existing core fibre infrastructure. The tests were successfully carried out by BT and Alcatel-Lucent on a 410km testbed between London’s iconic BT Telecom Tower and the Adastral Park research […]

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Bearing teams up with Innovation Plant

January 11, 2013

Innovation Plant is a Swedish firm focusing on the advancement of innovations within companies. They help clients evolve and develop creativity and innovation, shifting focus from the importance of the idea to the importance of using the right tools to realise the idea. The Innovation Plant model helps clients produce more innovations in a shorter […]

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Welcome to the Go-go land

September 24, 2012

Last week I spent a few days in Dublin, which has become the European capital of IT and social media companies with Google’s European head quarter and Facebook just around the corner from each other. One of the high points of the trip was to experience the famous Google culture and see what the fuzz […]

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How might we

September 19, 2012

Ever wonder why you get stuck trying to come up with new creative ideas? Perhaps it is time you focus your communication on three very important words: How Might We. The more common words to use when trying to come up with new ideas or new ways of doing thing, such as “How can we […]

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Do it like Oprah

August 22, 2012

Each week I look at a business leader who has built a successful business to see what we can learn from them in terms of Innovation and Human Resource Management. This week’s successful business thinker is someone who came from humble backgrounds but is now shaping world politics and is the richest black person in […]

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Innovation in The Railway Town© – the “småländska” innovation miracle

April 16, 2012

Innovation in The Railway Town© – the “småländska” innovation miracle Sitting on the train back from a fantastic event arranged by the Business Development Nässjö Sweden. I had the opportunity to give a speech on innovation management for +100 entrepreneurs in their own home town, the Railway City of Europe Nässjö. It was a fantastic opportunity […]

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Elevate Sweden and Scandinavia with Lean Startups

March 30, 2012

MORE ACTION Sweden and Scandinavia is innovating with a goal-oriented leadership and open environments. That is good, but to maximize the innovation power Sweden and the Scandinavian countries need to add a little bit of MacGyver. For some time, we have measured and evaluated a large number of companies’ and organizations’ innovation ability with a […]

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What business can learn from organized crime and 2500 years old Chinese art of war

March 14, 2012

The thought might be provoking; however, organized crimes and Chinese art of war have things in common and might serve as inspiration for modern business strategies in order to cope with today’s hypercompetitive markets. The idea that business can learn from the unseemly related subjects is intriguing and highly relevant. Sun Tzu and other more […]

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SEPA end-date regulation – a strong driver for payment innovation

February 18, 2012

When the European Parliament passed the “single Euro payments area” legislation on Tuesday, it was an important milestone in creating a unified, European, payment market. The, somewhat, voluntary implementation of SEPA Credit Transfers, SCT, and SEPA Direct Debits, SDD, by the European banks was a corner stone, but the slow adaptation of the new products […]

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Values are created on the outer edges – The reason for Kodak’s bankruptcy

February 5, 2012

INNOVATED INNOVATION Constant, incremental innovation of products or services has become a hygiene factor. This innovation is often easy to copy and consequently it does not create any strategic values. So how are strategic values being created today? Already in 1975, Kodak developed their first digital camera but did not dare to challenge their business […]

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Buy 10,000 green mil and get an Audi for free

August 4, 2011

Social Innovation and sustainable thinking is emerging, business leaders shifting focus using social and sustainable thinking sharpening their competitive advantages. Interested reading more? Have a look at our new trend watch at

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Combating Four Innovation Lies

June 5, 2011

Last Friday we could read an interesting blog post by Scott Anthony. It was about four typical innovation pitfalls. Great article, and I like to comment upon it. The first lie is that you can trust the feedback when asking customers, and instead go for what they do today or if they are ready to spend […]

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Innovation 2.0

March 31, 2011

As we speak there is a new trend rising providing us with opportunities or threats, depending on what side of the fence you are mentally located. Let’s first back the tape a bit. Take a moment and ask yourself “why are people launching apps on Android and iTunes in numbers close to impossible to believe”? […]

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How increased interest open opportunities for countries like Sweden

March 12, 2011

At the moment many Swedish manufacture plants are bought by BRIC players which are an interesting phenomenon as the interest is increasing meaning that there are reasons beyond low interest here. Historically European countries like Sweden has had a low interest which has lead to investments in automated manufacturing plants competitive with labor intensive manufacturer […]

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Even more insanely by Steve Jobs

October 16, 2010

When it comes to innovation, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is legendary. His company slogan “Think Different” is more than a marketing tool. It’s a way of life–a powerful, positive, game-changing approach to innovation that anyone can apply to any field of endeavor. In his acclaimed bestseller The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs author Carmine Gallo laid […]

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Is the Indian IT miracle over?

August 14, 2010

Driving back and forth to you job in Munbai is like smoking a packaged of cigarettes, and nothing become better. Indian government spend 17 dollar per capita and year in infrastructure while China spend 116 dollar. The Indian mentality is pretty much having a back-up plan for the back-up plan while China is straighter forward, which […]

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