Archive for 2018

Humor as a Nobel Prize category today?

Published by on december 10, 2018

Today is Nobel Prize Day.
This week, Swedish Stand-Up Artist, Sofia Nordgren, suggested that humor be added as a Nobel Prize Award category.
Sofia also joked that she was nominated to win the prize.  (She’s got my vote).
In my opinion, we are all in need of more humor, with all the wars taking place around the world, natural disasters, terrorist acts etc.
Humor is a great way to cope with these things and relax.

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Why life, success and everything else’s is based on energy

Published by on december 5, 2018

After asking questions to everyone I meet my life time – I understand that everything in life is based on energy. With everything I mean life, success and basically everything.

Don’t get me wrong, it is not about a mystery, it’s only what it is.
The reason why legendary genius’ meet at a cafe in Florence with Leonardo da Vinci is not because they liked to go to that cafe, its simply that they shared the same energy.
A collective energy that some call collective mind or thinking.
I call it energy because that is what makes us connect to this power of creation.
Some will argue with me saying this is not science, well, there is a lot science can not prove.

Yet, If science could prove that I am right, then will copyrights, patents etc legally not work, because the genius Leonardo did not create his own work, he only connected himself to a collective energy. In my belief Homo Sapiens as individuals are capable of creating 10% of what Leonardo created in half his lifetime.

Six questions to Terence Dudley / Music Producer:

How does this collective energy work?

It is how talent finds talent. The energy makes talent attract each other as a magnetic attraction of energy. If you have the right mindset you can connect to this energy, but you need to be humble enough to be a part of this power of life and success.

Would Michael Jackson be successful if he was a new artist today?
Yes I believe Michael Jackson would succeed as a new artist today, because of his drive and his commitment to excellence.
Talent just gets your foot in the door in any business.
From what we’ve learned of his work ethic, his studying the greats, his non-stop eagerness to improve, these things separated him from the pack and kept him on top

Legendary Quincy Jones – How did he spot talent? And what is his magic?
I deduce Quincy’s “eye for talent” comes from him playing with so many greats artists in his childhood.
Many successful people in any industry were mentored by someone successful. Magic begets magic I guess. Success leaves clues.

Why do some at the top, share their knowledge and energy, with some new artists, and not others?

I will only speak for myself. I share what I’ve learned with anyone who cares to listen. Yet if an artist comes to me, and they talk to me like they have all the answers, I shut up.
As for me, I never want to be the smartest person in the room. So i surround myself with intelligent and energetic people, in order that I may listen and learn as well!

Looking back at your 30 year career, what are the 3 most important factors which influence you work with new talent?
New artists have great energy and a hunger for success, which I feed off of. Oftentimes they are willing to try new concepts, new combinations, and new ideas.
Its also motivating when they are appreciative of your time and efforts.

Is talent the Number 1 factor in becoming a success in the music industry?

From my experience, I say again, talent just gets your foot in the door, yet that doesn’t guarantee you success.
There are incredibly talented people playing in bars, or on the street, with no music industry deals.
Its all about the song …and the stars being aligned!
A great image and magnetic energy doesn’t hurt, yet a great song helps in launching someone to superstardom!!

Some facts about Terence Dudley:

Has worked professionally for over 30 years in the music industry with artists as 50 Cent, Mary J Blige, Left Eye (from TLC), Al B. Sure!, Kobe Bryant etc.
Terence Dudley

Update December 7, 2018:
Thank you Peter Sandberg. for your suggestion to mention that Terence and I were introduced by our mutual friend Charlotta Huldt. Charlotta is an example of pure positive energy.

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Strategy: Start walking the walk!

Published by on november 29, 2018

Strategy: Start walking the walk!
Frans-Anton Vermast. Quote from speech at seminar Smart Cities / Smarta Städer.

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Be the future

Published by on november 20, 2018

Be the future.
Allison Johnson, Quote from speech at Sime. Legendary former VP World Marketing Communications at Apple.

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Money is outdated (as currency).

Published by on november 17, 2018

Money is outdated (as currency).

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Two Chinese press clips for Sharkonomics (biting into Apple and Ikea)

Published by on november 7, 2018

鯊魚經濟學》:把弱點外包,是IKEA維持優勢的秘訣 / Outsourcing weaknesses is the secret of IKEA’s advantage
The News Lens (Google translation)
《鯊魚經濟學》:如何「一口接一口」地攻擊蘋果?/ How to attack Apple in one bite?
The News Lens (Google translation)
Press clips is for the Sharkonomics edition in Complex Chinese that is available in Taiwan, Hong Kong.
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Shark attack: Russians going meme crazy over IKEA’s big plush sharks

Published by on november 5, 2018

Russian shark attack at IKEA? Well I do hope this sweet story inspire them to translate Sharkonomics:
Shark attack: Russians going meme crazy over IKEA’s big plush sharks.
RT Business News (3 Nov, 2018).
Thanks to Sammy Hadaya.
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If it ain’t broke, break it!

Published by on november 1, 2018

If it ain’t broke, break it!

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Top 10 most popular posts – Updated: 30 October 2018

Published by on oktober 30, 2018

1. Time for 100 million Ikea family members to travel home to SVEA

2. The fall of the influencer

3. 260.000 book lovers at the Frankfurter Book Fair

4. Video interview from CEBIT!

5. Opening Keynote at CEBIT and book launch of Sharkonomics’ German edition

6. Can AI save the planet from humans?

7. Video submission to call for speakers at CES

8. Bite into this: Sharkonomics’ Top 10 digital tips

9. Video submission to my TEDx Speaker Nomination

10. Flow is expanding time

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Time for 100 million Ikea family members to travel home to SVEA

Published by on oktober 22, 2018

When Älmhult changes its name to Kamprad.

The town of Älmhult had not been the same without its Ikea. To name a small street or avenue after Ingvar Kamprad (the founder of Ikea) is worth little more than a used Billy shelf when it comes to honouring such a big legend. That’s why we think it’s a good idea to give the city a name that commemorates how he has furnished the world since 1943!

Time for Ikeas fans to travel to SVEA
Invite all 100 million members of the Ikea family to Kamprad. Design and sell a tent for 19 SEK, which can only be purchased at Ikea in Kamprad and name the tent after SVEA. The municipality could offer some land to camp on during Kamprad’s annual camping month of July and sell the Municipality´s brand.
Media would of course love it and what the tent would look like is of course as obvious as Ikea’s original logotype – a Swedish blue-and-yellow flag, which will welcome everyone to get in to the tent and sleep well – as well as ever in SVEA.

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