Star Wars Quotes Infographic

Since Star Wars is all the rage now with episode 7 “Force Awakens” receiving some great reviews, I decided to start the first day of 2016 posting an inspirational poster from the Star Wars universe. I found it at DesignTaxi.

I think it’s suitable in a time of New Year resolutions.

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Proud of Äkta Hjältar

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I’m not working with Betsson anymore, but I’m very proud of our project “Äkta Hjältar” (Real Heroes) which is all about celebrating the true sports heroes in our society. The episodes are in Swedish for now. First sports star: Sanna Kallur. Big kudos to Stefan Bladh who has done a massive job on this project. http://www.aktahjaltar.se

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Own your customer’s problem

when-the-customer-isnt-right-in-sales-salesman1Current mood.

So. The last two days I had a bit of an issue with my phone. Well, it’s not exactly my phone which is actually a breeze to use (iPhone 6s), it’s my phone service provider, GO.

You see, I’ve had a corporate subscription with GO for years. I’ve now left my previous company to join a startup. In the startup we use another supplier instead of GO which means we need to do a transition so I can keep my eight-year-old number. So what should have happened is the following:

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New adventures

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After more than eight years with Betsson Group, it’s time for new adventures. And I don’t like to waste time so today I did my first day as the CMO for a startup in the financial trading business. It didn’t feel weird at all.

The journey at Betsson Group was a crazy one. I was employee nr 80. When I left we were 1800 and there are no signs of slowing growth.

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There is time for nice

Employee-Motivation-Organizational-CultureSaw the brilliant Office Space a few weeks ago. Still relevant today.

Do top level managers have no time for pleasantries? Are they always too busy to say thanks, hi or stop for a quick chat in the corridor? I would say no. I’ve met the opposite a few times, but also the ones that make me write this post.

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Is content creation a waste of time?

There are only 24 hours in a day. The amount of time we can spend consuming content is obviously limited. Still, more and more people and companies produce more and more content because we believe this is the most efficient way to reach people.

It can look a bit like this:

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How to think like Elon Musk

Francesco_Hayez_001Aristotle nicely drawn by Francesco Hayez in 1800s.

I read an article today about entrepreneur/rockstar/innovator Elon Musk and his approach. This is what he had to say about the philosophy that sparked ventures such as SpaceX and Tesla Motors.

“The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy. We are doing this because it’s like something else that was done, or it is like what other people are doing. [With first principles] you boil things down to the most fundamental truths … and then reason up from there.”

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Zombies som kursledare?

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Vem som helst kan bli kursledare om vad som helst. Ta bara det här som exempel: En kurs om att överleva zombiekatastrofen

Det här är inget nytt påfund. Kursen har körts sen 2011. Tydligen måste den vara populär. Jag fattar ingenting. Är folk på riktigt rädda för att skiten ska träffa fläkten på värsta möjliga sätt? Eller har de helt enkelt alldeles för mycket tid?

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