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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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Innovation is not a big issue in the paper industry">Innovation is not a big issue in the paper industry

July 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

135 x served & 68 x viewedRISI recently pub­lished their list of the top 50 movers and shakers of the paper industry. The list com­prises the usu­al sus­pects, but also a few amus­ing sur­prises. No. 5 on the list is Steve Jobs, since Apple’s products have changed con­sumer beha­vi­or faster than any oth­er. The only innov­at­or from […]

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Print is Eternal — or…">Print is Eternal — or…

April 28th, 2010 · No Comments · printing & publishing, trends & scenarios

125 x served & 11 x viewedThe fol­low­ing is the first few lines in a hil­ari­ous dis­cus­sion between more or less extinct media types. Mod­er­at­or: Wel­come to Obsol­ete Anonym­ous! I’ve gathered you all here to wel­come our latest mem­ber, the Print Industry. Print Industry: Hello, every­one. But there’s been a mis­take. I don’t belong here. […]

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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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