Archive for mars, 2017

A full day Sharkonomics workshop at DF Competence / DF Kompetens

Published by on mars 30, 2017

I will be the facilitator for a Sharkonomics full day workshop, it is an honor to have two great guest speakers one Mats O Pettersson, Director Business Model Management, Ericsson and Johanna Karwonen, Project Manager Business Analysis, ICA.

Here are some of the topics we are going to bite into at DF Competence / DF Kompetens:

• Attack!
• Speed!
• Disruptive!
• Change!
• Adapt!
• Attack!
• Business Intelligence
• Innovation!
• Denial vs Business model!
• Defence!
• Move or die!
• Design thinking!
Read more about the workshop here (Google translation).

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First copies of the printed Sharkonomics Vietnamese edition

Published by on mars 29, 2017

Got it in my postal mail today, the first copies of the printed Sharkonomics Vietnamese edition.

It looks and feels so great: It’s in so good quality that most sharks have to bite really hard to bite through the massive Sharkonomics Vietnamese edition.

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Don’t miss award-winning lecturers at Leadership Seminar Nov 15 at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm

Published by on mars 21, 2017

Experience Sweden’s premier, award-winning lecturers, leaders and experts along with top entertainment.
There are still some tickets left for fast movers at

Organizer: Mace Speakers is one of Sweden’s first speakers bureaus and started in 1998. They offer speakers, artists, seminars and free conference booking service.

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Sharkonomics makes its début in Vietnam

Published by on mars 14, 2017

My book Sharkonomics now swims amongst millions of young hungry readers, in a nation full of potential to grow fast. It’s humbling and amazing to see Sharkonomics translated into Vietnamese—a beautiful language rich with culture.
   There are many business fields such as tourism, textiles, shoes, food and real estate where schools of sharks can attack and swim more globally if they add more Sharkonomics, making their dorsal fins faster.
   In a time when Chinese and Indian production becomes more expensive, there is a chance for Vietnam to take bigger bites of market share if it moves fast enough. My hope is that Sharkonomics will inspire Vietnamese business people in both attack and defence—and they may find the ideas easy to embrace, like the principles of their martial arts. Since Vietnamese is such a great country which I have yet to visit, my hope now is to hold lectures about Sharkonomics, meet interesting people there, and experience the uniqueness of this land.


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Why Taiwan should swim with Sharkonomics

Published by on mars 9, 2017

The Government of Taiwan is trying to build their own Silicon Valley, which is not a bad idea since Taiwan has its own IT sharks, such as HTC, TCMC, Foxconn, Asustek, Pegatron and Acer. These companies are big and strong, but in my opinion, their own brands often seem to fall in the shadows of their clients to which they are subcontractors to (e.g. the relationship between Foxconn and Apple).

The companies mentioned above, and many more, have been brought up in their own Taiwanese lagoon. Some of them are already big players in the global market while others are still swimming the lagoon and waiting for their opportunity to swim out and take a bite into the global market.

What these companies need, and what the Taiwanese government is trying to accomplish, is to show their own dorsal fin above the surface and move towards a more innovative way of working, which would help strengthen their brands and make them less vulnerable as subcontractors, as they grow more independent.

I hope that my book Sharkonomics will soon come out in Taiwan so more companies, such as Pubgame, can leave the lagoon for global waters to feed on.

Source: Article: Here grow Asia’s Silicon Valley, by Per Liljas (3 Mars, 2017).

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Top 10 most popular posts – Updated: 7 Mars 2017

Published by on mars 7, 2017

1. Digital sharks will attack: the eight-trillion-dollar construction industry

2. Cool #innovation: Solar panel windows

3. A Nobel Christmas

4. At first the Earth was totally flat, then round and now it’s completely upside down

5. Check out Chris Anderson’s book on how to give great TED Talks

6. What if smartphones got smarter when we move?

7. AppleCurrency with Steve Jobs on the coin

8. An idea that can increse US tourism with 30-50%

9. Take a walk in the Google City

10. Less is the new more

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Leaders should work at least one day each year in a kindergarden

Published by on mars 4, 2017

Leaders should work at least one day each year in a kindergarden.

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Could mighty McKinsey boost productivity with 50 to 60 percent in the construction business field?

Published by on mars 1, 2017

According to their report there is a lot to improve:

Examples of innovative firms and regions suggest that acting in seven areas simultaneously could boost productivity by 50 to 60 percent.
Report – McKinsey Global Institute: Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution, by Filipe Barbosa, Jonathan Woetzel, Jan Mischke, Maria Joao Ribeirinho, Mukund Sridhar, Matthew Parsons, Nick Bertram, and Stephanie Brown (February 2017).

I think the report has a lot of interesting points – but its weakness is that it is too focused on looking at the surface – to change a major business field that has been around for generations, you have to go below the surface and study more than numbers (culture of change etc). I would recommend even mighty McKinsey to take a bite at this article in Business Insider: Swedish expert reveals how Google and Microsoft are about to pounce on this huge traditional industry.

Thanks to Aarni Heiskanen.

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