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Print your own 3D objects">Print your own 3D objects

December 13th, 2011 · No Comments · creativity

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An amaz­ing look into the future when we can print any object at home. It will even be pos­sible to print human organs for trans­plant­a­tion. I would say that this is a real­ist­ic view of the “Beam me up, Scotty” concept.
The first hobby machine being made avail­able is called Prin­trbot:

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Make it easy to find good reading">Make it easy to find good reading

November 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · social media, Uncategorized

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When in Mad­rid, I spot­ted a lib­rary for mod­ern com­mut­ing people. I won­der if any­thing like this may be found in oth­er city met­ros? Maybe there is one in Stock­holm, even though I’ve nev­er seen that…

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Social media presence?">Social media presence?

November 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · social media

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Why do com­pan­ies chose to set up a pres­ence in social media? It makes much sense to find B2C com­pan­ies on Face­book and Twit­ter, but what about B2B? Stora Enso has chosen to fol­low no one and has tweeted only 29 times to its 532 fol­low­ers. What’s the pur­pose with a twit­ter account that looks like this?

Stora Enso twitter

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November 21st, 2011 · No Comments · creativity, strategy

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Exper­i­ence is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.
Randy Pausch told us so in his now super-fam­ous Last Lec­ture: Achiev­ing Your Child­hood Dreams that has now had more than 14 mil­lion views on You­Tube. This even exceeds the 12,5 mil­lion views of Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stan­ford Com­mence­ment Address.

Please view Randy’s lec­ture – be pre­pared for a one hour plus amaz­ing ses­sion.

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Curiosity killed the cat …Not!">Curiosity killed the cat …Not!

November 8th, 2011 · No Comments · creativity, strategy, trends & scenarios

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No, curi­os­ity is some­thing good. Today there’s even talk about not killing young children’s curi­os­ity dur­ing their first school years. Amaz­ing if that will hap­pen with­in reas­on­able time…

Per­son­ally, I am devoted to make a liv­ing from my curi­os­ity. People used to say that “I don’t want to die curi­ous”, mean­ing that they were devoted to sat­is­fy their curi­os­ity. I would rather state that I’m going to die still being curi­ous. My almost unlim­ited interest lies in many things, espe­cially the extremely fast tech­no­logy devel­op­ment. Digit­al com­mu­nic­a­tion and social media are some of my favour­ite areas. All this is very use­ful in my new role as a free agent doing situ­ation­al and scen­ario ana­lys­is. I even found a new title – Future Strategist – after tak­ing an exten­ded course at Kairos Future.
So now I’m look­ing for chal­len­ging oppor­tun­it­ies to do some work in my new role. Any­one up for a new strategy? I am here to assist you!


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What counts?">What counts?

September 27th, 2011 · No Comments · creativity

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Math is a real chal­lenge for many. Admit­tedly, cal­cu­lus takes some train­ing, but simple tasks such as addi­tion and sub­trac­tion may ocas­sion­ally be just too much. Per­cent­ages are anoth­er major obstacle. I meet almost daily state­ments that you can save as much as 5%, 10% or even 20% by some irres­ist­ible deal. The oth­er day Ryanair provided yet anoth­er example. They prom­ised me to save over 20% buy­ing six scratch cards for €10 when one card was sold for €2. What’s wrong you might say? Well, €2 off from €12 is not over 20%. It’s less — only 16,7%. So are Ryanair cheat­ing or just poor at math?

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Life-long learning">Life-long learning

April 18th, 2011 · No Comments · creativity, social media

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Our ways of learn­ing are chan­ging, but it seems that not every­one is aware. Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown describe in their new book A New Cul­ture of Learn­ing: Cul­tiv­at­ing the Ima­gin­a­tion for a World of Con­stant Change, how a new type of learn­ing takes place without books, teach­ers and classrooms. It is a social phe­nomen­on that eman­ates from the amaz­ing inter­activ­ity we have acquired with the many new Inter­net tools like Wiki­pe­dia and Face­book. We meet with a new form of cul­ture in which know­ledge is seen as flu­id and evolving, the per­son­al is both enhanced and refined in rela­tion to the col­lect­ive, and the abil­ity to man­age, nego­ti­ate and par­ti­cip­ate in the world is gov­erned by the play of the ima­gin­a­tion.
Jane Hart describes part of this devel­op­ment in her Social Learn­ing Hand­book. Her strong state­ment is that Life in the Social Work­place is not some­thing you just talk or read about; it’s some­thing you do! She has cre­ated an inter­est­ing present­a­tion entitled A new approach to work­place learn­ing:

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Killing creativity…">Killing creativity…

April 10th, 2011 · No Comments · creativity, innovation & management, marketing

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Young­me Moon who is the Don­ald K. Dav­id Pro­fess­or of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion and Seni­or Asso­ci­ate Dean at Har­vard Busi­ness School has com­piled an “anti-cre­ativ­ity check­list” that gave me a total flash back to my earli­er employ­er. I believe I heard at least 80% of her sen­tences. Num­bers 1–4 relate to col­leagues which make them less rel­ev­ant. Most of my col­leagues were just as frus­trated as I was. Num­ber 11 is about under­es­tim­at­ing your cus­tom­ers – They’re not ready for that, or That’s not what they’re ask­ing for – I heard that just too often.
Please enjoy the video!


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Marketing and Social Media Trends">Marketing and Social Media Trends

March 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · marketing, social media

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In his blog on influ­en­tial mar­ket­ing, Rohit Bhar­gava who works at Ogilvy has lis­ted 15 social media trends that are chan­ging the world of mar­ket­ing.
I espe­cially favour his No. 1 Likeo­nom­ics that shows how a Like by the right per­son on a Face­book page may mean more than a major cam­paign in print.
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Stuff that doesn’t work – yet">Stuff that doesn’t work – yet

January 13th, 2011 · No Comments · innovation & management

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I just remembered a really inspir­ing talk at Guldäggs­dagarna 2010. This was almost a year ago, but I believe it is still well worth shar­ing.
Faris Yakob

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Faris Yakob was Chief Tech­no­logy Strategist of McCann Erikson in New York, and is today Chief Innov­a­tion Officer at MDC Part­ners. In his present­a­tion, Faris used a mind-pro­vok­ing defin­i­tion by Bran Fer­ren that tech­no­logy is stuff that doesn’t work yet!

Faris referred to Douglas Adams, stat­ing that

  1. everything that’s already in the world when we’re born is just nor­mal;
  2. any­thing that gets inven­ted between then and before we turn thirty is incred­ibly excit­ing and cre­at­ive and with any luck we can make a career out of it;
  3. any­thing that gets inven­ted after we’re thirty is against the nat­ur­al order of things and the begin­ning of the end of civil­isa­tion as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradu­ally turns out to be alright really.

Please enjoy the video!

Links to stuff not shown in the video

Moore’s law: page 26 in Deloitte – The 2009 Shift Index
Kryder’s law on com­puter stor­age costs: page 27
Gilder’s Law on cost per com­mu­nic­a­tion bit. Even­tu­ally the cost of a tele­phone call, or of a bit trans­mit­ted, will be “free.”
Media frag­ment­a­tion by Mill­ward Brown
PS – Can’t view flash on your device? View this post on a reg­u­lar com­puter (Mac or PC).

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