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Documents are dead

The last few years I have noticed a little trend in my own company and many others, via customers, suppliers and friends, that we are confusing documented information with knowledge. We document everything in office tools, databases, wikis etc. We call them knowledge centers, knowledge articles, knowledge guides etc. Somehow we have started to think that …

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How do you know if an idea is good?

You have a bunch of ideas that you feel are great and that you want to pitch towards the steering committee at your company.  But how do you know if they are really good and not just some crazy gut feeling in your stomach? To find out what ideas are good you need to combined …

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Phronesis at work. A practical wisdom

Due to some fairly big reorganization and process implementations at my company that was introduced by, mainly newly employed senior managers and consultants, I felt a need to explain to myself and others the importance of something called ‘phronesis’ and how important it is to include, when building a new organization, processes and structures. One …

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China and global social media

Hi The business man here. Last week I came back from a business trip to China where I visited two cities, Yantai and Shanghai. I have been to various countries in Asia many times before and always been amazed by what is going on there but China takes the price for me. I’m not quiet sure …

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Complexity is not complicated

The Businessman and The Philosopher here. This is my view of the difference between complexity and complicated. Quiet often I find my self in a situation where project progress is halted because people mix complexity with complicated. Let me make it very clear, complexity is not the same thing as complicated.  Complexity is in fact …

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Business travel and new perspectives

Hello, The Business man here. When I start to write this  post I’m sitting on a flight between Vienna and Copenhagen. I have for some time had this thought in my head that traveling brings out ideas and new thoughts that does not come out when sitting in the office.  I have also noted that …

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Can you handle creativity?

Hi The Businessman here. This blog post started when I, earlier this week, was on a business trip to Birmingham in the UK. To get to Birmingham from Stockholm, I had to fly via Frankfurt. I decided to use an electronic boarding pass, which was simply the boarding pass in a PDF format on my …

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How does it work Spotify?

Hello, The Artist here. There has been quiet a bit of discussions around the Spotify business module and the streaming of music on the other side of the pond since the company launched its service in the US. I have touched in it before in this post where I showed what kind of money independent …