Its an honor and a pleasure to be one of the speakers at the Shark Tank event 12 feb at The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York.
Over 190 people will attend, bite into the topics, and pitch their ideas in the Shark Tank – it will crowded with Finnish, Swedish and American business people.
Setting the tone is Sudhir Venkatesh from Columbia University, who will share insights on best-practices from years working at Facebook and Twitter, when being tasked with building the world’s greatest team – literally.
And now, we’re excited to also welcome Stefan Engeseth, author of Sharkonomics:
Entering the American market can be a daunting task and to survive, some say, companies need to behave like sharks – if you don’t keep moving, you’ll drown.
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (checkout there website – it rocks).
DetectiveMarketing.com™️ all started back in 1999 – now 20 years later it feels like magic.
I’ve learned so much over the years.
If I were to thank all of the people involved with its journey, and development, this blogpost would be longer than my four books.
A special thanks goes out to my longtime colleagues and partners Zozan, Mats, Per and Ulf.
A thank you is also extended to the various publishers, speaking agencies, clients etc.
Most of all, I’d like to thank you…for sharing life… this blog…and your time.
The Future looks bright.
After a marathon of fake news, authenticity is now being demanded. Companies like Apple strengthen its communication with this trend of authenticity.
Having just returned from New York, I witnessed a real trend. In the past, many wanted to embellish reality, but today they want to highlight and praise its credibility.
A marathon of fake news has created a strong desire for the opposite.
A good example is Apple’s store in Williamsburg, NY. When Apple took over an old brick house, it was renovated back to its structural origin. They became a local heroes and part of something larger than just themselves.
This trend from NY can benefit many companies if they pack their core values and translate them into dollars. They can then, just like Apple, build their value, brick by brick.
Storytelling is not just about telling a story, its about creating genuine and authentic values.
How can you increase your success with this authentic trend?
Millennials will adopt to workspace as popcorn.
My interpretation of the PlaceTech Trend Talk Nordics seminar.
I was this week attending at The Future Retail Workshop in New York USA – It was created by Evry, and encompassed some of the leading brands from the Nordic region (NK, Clas Ohlson, AMF Fastigheter, Lagerhaus etc). Upwards of 50-60 Vikings or more.
The discussions where extremely valuable, in that a game was created, exhibiting approaches to the creation of retail in the future.
There were a mix of games and “business model canvases”, which were adopted for retail.
In my opinion it was a fantastic suggestion to put us, the audience, into different groups, and do a video report on saving a hypothetical company in 6 months. Retailers were also briefed on how to use Apple products and move sales forward.
This was a pleasurable exercise in which we could envision its reality. Once again, I appreciated the audience being allowed to use their various skills.
Great lectures by Maks Giordano, Andrew McLaughlin and Ola Ahlvarsson. To conclude the workshop, we received a moving lecture from Therese Gedda.
It was also thrilling to see construction taking place on the upcoming Fotografiska in NY…it will be amazing!!.
At a NY night club, the DJ played previous hits and great remixes – Perhaps this workshop could lead to “new hits” in retail by making a “Retail Remix”.
The workshop was located in a great place called The Future Project (a place with cool vibes).
Thanks to Evry, their partners, and all the Vikings in attendance, for a great workshop.
Back in 2005 I developed an innovation idea in one of my books for Nokia.
One of the features was sharing batteries.
Now in 2018 Huawei Mate 20 Pro is introducing this innovation with wireless charging.
It is amazing that products now are becoming more social. I believe this is a great way to make technology inspire social connections. When this happens it will make IOT become social in real life (as opposed to presently existing only between our screens).
Nokia: How mobile phones can connect people using more than just words.
It is time to take connecting people to the next level, and do something to connect them physically, as well as theoretically.
One way to do this, surprisingly enough, is through hardware design.
One solution can be seen below, a new model that can literally bring people together. Read more.
Video: Wireless charging on Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Great social dimension to see in the video that Huawei works with an iPhone (connecting people & brands:)
PS: Thanks to Jörgen Wahl for sending the link.