Back in 1968, when Andy Warhol created his classic “15 minutes of fame”, neither he nor anyone else knew that he was talking about the entire human race. If the history of the world were 24 hours, man’s existence would only take up 15 minutes.
If we do not start to learn from nature, our 15 minutes may soon be over. Therefore I like to reinvent his classical expression:
16 minutes of shame.
Sweden is innovative because it simply has no choice. The domestic market is too small and the country has long been forced to turn to exports to succeed. Its dark winters foster reflection and innovations that can compete on the international market. These innovations are as Swedish as they are international. Swedish brands, for example, are often as much about a sort of cultural democracy as the country itself. IKEA is an example of a super-brand that exports Swedish democracy in the form of products. If you go even further back in history, the Vikings created a very democratic export economy.
Sweden is often referred to as the world’s R&D department, partially due to the amount of ground-breaking work that is done here, but also due to the number of companies and products that have used the country as a test market. Because of its transparency, centralized statistical infrastructure, stable democracy, high standard of living, high level of consumer awareness and manageable size, Sweden is used to test everything from new toothpaste to new pharmaceuticals.
So why not making Sweden to the world’s R&D department?
Read more ideas in this topic, newsletter translated from Swedish in how to make this happen.
Last evening I was the main speaker with the topic of Sharkonomics at the second MillionaireUnderdogClubs event in Stockholm. 156 hungry entrepreneurs did signup for the event, the room was full of positive energy.
I am so excited!!! We got Billionaires coming to Speak at Millionaire Underdog Clubs both in Norway and Sweden.
JT Foxx, on Facebook
Thanks to Evelyn Suarez and team for a great event.
Samsung Pay is describe as a truly game-changing solution.
Samsung stands for functional solutions and Apple stands for emotional solutions. To win that battle one side have to move over to the other side.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced the latest in mobile payment services, Samsung Pay, which allows consumers to transition to secure mobile payments at nearly all merchant locations.
Here is an idea for Apple Pay to tap into both the functional and emotional sides of payment Apple Coin.
Thanks to William Shepherd, @BrandOneCulture.