Opal Group European Family Office & Private Wealth conference, Geneva 2013

Last week I attended the Opal Group’s annual European Family Office & Private Wealth conference in Geneva and was one of the panellists on a panel discussion about the world’s emerging markets. The conference was very well attended and a huge success, I thought. There was an incredible spirit amongst all participants and the Opal… Continue reading Opal Group European Family Office & Private Wealth conference, Geneva 2013

Seminar on innovation management in Abu Dhabi

The prosperity that we have witnessed has taught us to build our country with education and knowledge and nurture generations of educated men and women. – Sheikh Zayed, the late President of the United Arab Emirates On Tuesday March 12th, I was invited to give a seminar on recent development in innovation to his Excellency… Continue reading Seminar on innovation management in Abu Dhabi

Innovation in Education – Online vs Offline

The 2u founder Jeremy Johnson may be on to something. Recently voted as one of the 30 most innovative, entrepreneurial and disruptive forces under the age of 30, he has quietly started an online revolution for higher education. Partnering up with renowned universities such as American University, Duke, and the University of Southern California, you… Continue reading Innovation in Education – Online vs Offline

The Evolution of Cooperation

“We carried on work to restore the reactors from where we were, right by the sea, with the realization that this could mean certain death.” -Michiko Otsuki (Employee of Tokyo Electric Power Company) I have always been fascinated with the eternal question if we live our lives according to determinism or if we have free… Continue reading The Evolution of Cooperation

Understanding Capabilities and the Dell Tragedy

Birmingham, England’s second largest city is falling behind. Some 14% of the population is unemployed and in some of the inner city areas the figure is higher than 30%. Two-fifths of Birmingham’s population lives in areas classified as in the 10% most deprived parts of England. Birmingham has become an example of poor management and… Continue reading Understanding Capabilities and the Dell Tragedy

Sustainable Growth in Småland

“The Impossibility question -What is impossible to do in your field, but if it could be done, would fundamentally change things for the better?” – Joel Barker This past Thursday November 22, 2012, nearly 200 participants from the business community filled the ITAB building in Nässjö. The event was held under the theme Sustainable Business… Continue reading Sustainable Growth in Småland

SymbioCity conference in Kenya

On the 20th and 21st November I attended a conference organised by the Swedish Trade Council in Nairobi and spoke about project finance on the second day. The conference was held at the Laico Regency Hotel, it was very well organised and attended and the talks very interesting. Mr Björn Häggmark, the Chargé d’Affaires at… Continue reading SymbioCity conference in Kenya

Innovation on my mind

“In order to fix it, you need a passionate anger about something that doesn’t work well.”                    James Dyson Some time ago I visited the Museum of Technology in Stockholm with my family. The children are always so fascinated about the new and old things found in the museum. As we walked through the museum… Continue reading Innovation on my mind