Debate on the future of Work and Innovation

There was a interesting debate on TED Talks last week, between Robert Gordon, Economics Professor at Northwestern University and Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor of Management at MIT Sloan School of Management. on how they see the future of work and innovation.  Some months ago Gordon declared that growth was essentially over, with the most game changing… Continue reading Debate on the future of Work and Innovation

Tom Peters – Re-Imagine!

“I´m 60 years old as I write. I have been doing my thing for well over a quarter of a century. I have achieved some degree of acclaim. At this point, I don´t have to write a book. My speaking and consulting gigs keep me busy to the breaking point and beyond. So why am… Continue reading Tom Peters – Re-Imagine!

Giving Praise as a Management Tool

Appreciative Intelligence is a term coined by Professor Tojo Thatchenkery to describe the capacity to see the positive inherent potential of situations or people – it is the ability to, for example, see a top talent that is not readily visible in the present situation. They can see what is valuable and positive in a… Continue reading Giving Praise as a Management Tool

Lecture in Stockholm on Intercultural Management

On February 5, Anders Fogelström will give a lecture on Intercultural Management at the Stockholm School of Economics. Topics will be the traps and creative advantages when working with intercultural teams. Se advertisement below, in Swedish. Please click this link to register, if you plan to attend.

Heavy Metal Management Style, anyone?

Are we off our rockers? How is it that two seasoned business professionals – one an ex-investment banker, the other a venture capital hotshot – decides to reinvent the field Management Literature by launching a Heavy Metal Management book? To kick things off, let us give a very tedious example of where we stand today:… Continue reading Heavy Metal Management Style, anyone?

Backstage on Wall Street

On Saturday mornings, I like to browse and digest the current weeks issues of Time Magazine and Newsweek. I have subscribed to them since the 1980s and I have piles of old issues on paper, but no more. From this issue Newsweek is published only on iPad and other digital media. This transformation of the… Continue reading Backstage on Wall Street

Place Excellence and EU Horizon 2020 seminars in Zagreb

“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up… His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.” – Nikola Tesla During the last week of October 2012, Jörgen Eriksson, Lars-Göran Larsson and… Continue reading Place Excellence and EU Horizon 2020 seminars in Zagreb

The Eureka Moment

In this blog post, we will take a journey from a creative moment in the life of Archimedes, to the recent breakthrough of social media. Underlying the text but not explicitly described are the complexities of “big data”. Eureka is a ancient Greek work, translating as “I have found it”. This statement is attributed to… Continue reading The Eureka Moment