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Business Networking

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… Continue reading Business Networking

Opal Exchange Monaco – Networking at its best

“It’s not about what you know — it’s about who you know.” Monday and Tuesday this week, I attended Opal Exchange Monaco, an invitation only event held annually at Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo. I have attended the event before, but this year the arranger Opal had outdone themselves. The quality and level of people… Continue reading Opal Exchange Monaco – Networking at its best

The Art of Networking

Effective business networking is the linking together of individuals who, through trust and relationship building, become walking ambassadors and advertisements for one another. Networking is commonly defined as the exchange of ideas and information for the benefit of either or both parties where networks are individuals talking to each other, sharing ideas, information and resources.… Continue reading The Art of Networking

The Big Picture – Talking Nation Brand with Foreign Policy Group

The Foreign Policy Group talk nation brand, digital diplomacy, and the importance of the big picture Foreign Policy Magazine has a long pedigree. Since its founding in 1970 the magazine has become well-known for reporting diplomatic and political developments from around the globe. So it seems a natural progression for the FP Group to branch… Continue reading The Big Picture – Talking Nation Brand with Foreign Policy Group

The New Approach for How to Make a Place Innovative

To drive the development of an innovation ecosystem, four different sectors must be linked together: government, business, civil society and academia. This is what we call the Quad Helix and they need to be engaged in collaboration forums and projects and together drive development. Also within and between the academic and business sectors, the innovation… Continue reading The New Approach for How to Make a Place Innovative

Cambridge – Its all in the DNA

– “How do grow the perfect English lawn?” -“Oh, it’s quite straightforward sir. You just cut it, roll it and water it for about 400 years.” Old English joke Being known for years as a Silicon Fen, an analogue of the Silicon Valley, the University of Cambridge has fully deserved its reputation of Europe’s top… Continue reading Cambridge – Its all in the DNA

Michael Bloomberg on the City Century

Michael Bloomberg served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with his first election in 2001. He is also the main owner, founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P, a global financial data and media company. In office, Bloomberg brought a results-based approach to city management, appointing city… Continue reading Michael Bloomberg on the City Century

The Future of Financial Services

The World Economic Forum have issued a new report on the Future of Financial Services. The report is very well written, and well aligned with projects we have done at Bearing for SWIFT and also new research on fintech clusters. For decades, banks, insurance companies and other asset managers have employed the same relatively static,… Continue reading The Future of Financial Services