In this column, Monika has written a few great blog posts on city development and challenges for cities as they grow rapidly, and one of my posts discussed city dwellers based on an Ericsson ConsumerLab study not too long ago. So I decided to give a snapshot of today’s city life from my point of [...]
Category archives: People
This week, I was guest speaker at a big shopper marketing event arranged by Markedsforing.dk in Copenhagen. The people there were high-ranking marketing people from more than 50 Danish companies from all types of industries: toys, postal services, beauty products, banking, travel… well, you name it.
Every era has historically had a main area of work or value-creating activity. Most of us think about employment and occupations as something that emerged with industrial society. During the era of “hunting and gathering,” the family, group and community were engaged in all things required in order to survive and have a decent life. [...]
Creativity is no longer about one genius in a lab somewhere with a big, secret idea. Instead, creativity is about intelligence of the crowd and about sharing and interacting. And the best place to find these conditions is in a dense, diversified city.
Ericsson President and CEO, Hans Vestberg and House DJ Avicii released the crowd-sourced track, ‘X-You’ during the Ericsson keynote speech to the Mobile World Congress.
Today I’ve spent the whole day rehearsing and preparing for Mobile World Congress, where 67,000 professionals get together in Barcelona every year.
Just because we are not paying for a lot of things on the internet, does it really mean they’re for free? The new Personal Information Economy report from ConsumerLab explores how and to what extent information can complement money as the “oil” of the 21st century. But what kind of oil are we talking about [...]
Just how powerful is connectivity? Stay on this question for a second and think about your daily life: Mobile broadband is playing an increasingly important role for municipalities, governments and public institutions in managing their public responsibilities, for businesses in serving their clients, and in fact it enables creation of services that move citizens [...]
My colleague Patrik Regårdh, head of strategic marketing at Ericsson, concludes in a recent interview that information and communication technology (ICT) is a key contributor to city development and that we are only at the beginning of this positive development. I find it very intriguing to imagine where this might lead us.
I wrote earlier about how creative people use tools and resources found on the web to realize their ideas. We call them the Game Changers, and we found out that they organize their work using ten different networked organizational forms (see image).