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How the mighty fall…?">How the mighty fall…?

January 26th, 2012 · No Comments · digital media, innovation & management, printing & publishing

Oh yes, Kodak missed the oppor­tun­ity to prosper from their innov­a­tions in digit­al ima­ging and the digit­al cam­era. So how come they didn’t see what was com­ing? I guess they were stuck in their old busi­ness mod­el of mak­ing film that had made them a for­tune. When you’re feel­ing com­fort­able with the old and the old still brings in some money, it seems impossible to look up and get a grasp of the long view. At least not without tak­ing help from a out­sider that isn’t trapped in the present.

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Maximizing Shareholder Value">Maximizing Shareholder Value

December 21st, 2011 · No Comments · innovation & management, strategy

On the face of it, share­hold­er value is the dumbest idea in the world. Share­hold­er value is a res­ult, not a strategy… your main con­stitu­en­cies are your employ­ees, your cus­tom­ers and your products. Man­agers and investors should not set share price increases as their over­arch­ing goal…

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Killing creativity…">Killing creativity…

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

139 x served & 20 x viewedYoung­me 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 […]

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Stuff that doesn’t work – yet">Stuff that doesn’t work – yet

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

183 x served & 67 x viewedI just remembered a really inspir­ing talk at Guldäggs­dagarna 2010. This was almost a year ago, but I believe it is still well worth shar­ing. Click image to play video. Faris Yakob was Chief Tech­no­logy Strategist of McCann Erikson in New York, and is today Chief Innov­a­tion Officer at […]

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Crowd-Accelerated Innovation">Crowd-Accelerated Innovation

December 29th, 2010 · No Comments · innovation & management

121 x served & 16 x viewed­Chris Ander­son taught me a new concept: Crowd-Accel­er­­ated Innov­a­tion. Three thing are needed for this: a (big) crowd, light (open vis­ib­il­ity) and desire. This is most eas­ily achieved by util­ising web video such as You­Tube, where it is pos­sible to real­ise glob­al innov­a­tion. It is how­ever my strong belief […]

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Increasing innovative work behaviour">Increasing innovative work behaviour

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments · innovation & management

90 x served & 23 x viewedAn old friend of mine actu­ally reads my blog and gives me com­ments via e-mail. After read­ing about the Linch­pin story, he gave me a link to Gisela Jönsson’s inter­est­ing blog. What really caught my eye was an intriguing short ver­sion of her thes­is on Factors explain­ing innov­at­ive beha­viour […]

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Just do it…">Just do it…

June 9th, 2010 · No Comments · innovation & management

123 x served & 20 x viewed­Seth God­in tells us (tells me!) to do things — not only think­ing of things. Click to watch the video (sorry for the 30s ad in the begin­ning). So I am read­ing his book Linch­pin. May this change me into a real doer?

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Johnny kicks ass at last day on the job…">Johnny kicks ass at last day on the job…

January 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment · innovation & management

111 x served & 29 x viewed­Johnny Johns­son was cel­eb­rat­ing his last day at work with a three-hour present­a­tion of his achieve­ments as com­pany doc­tor at Stora Enso Fors over a peri­od of more than 20 years. Dur­ing the first 10 years, Fors became the health­i­est com­pany in Sweden. In 2004, he was presen­ted with a medal […]

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Bitter return to home">Bitter return to home

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · innovation & management

97 x served & 12 x viewed­Helsingin San­o­mat has sum­mar­ised the rise and fall of Finnish paper industry’s con­quest of Amer­ic­an and European paper com­pan­ies. In the year 2000, the three com­pan­ies Stora Enso, UPM and M-real were all very con­fid­ent that their acqus­i­tions were truly adding value to the own­ers. Ten years later, the […]

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Dumbest business decision of the decade">Dumbest business decision of the decade

December 31st, 2009 · No Comments · innovation & management

104 x served & 20 x viewedThe Swedish busi­ness paper “Dagens Indus­tri” has lis­ted ten can­did­ates for the not so flat­ter­ing dis­tinc­tion “dumbest busi­ness decisions of the dec­ade” in Sweden. Stora Enso tops the list for the decision to acquire Con­sol­id­ated Papers for EUR 4.9 bil­lion in the year 2000. Stora Enso’s CEO Jukka Härmälä […]

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