Exploring Artificial Intelligence (Part 2) – Is there Intelligence in the Nordics?

What’s happening in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning? In a two parts blog we take a look at what AI is, it’s effects, and then explore the state of AI in the Nordics. This is Part 2, about the…

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Exploring Artificial Intelligence (Part 1) – The Data-rich Are Getting Richer

You probably haven’t missed that there’s much discussion about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning these days. In a two parts blog we take a look at what AI is, and it’s effects, then explore the state of AI in…

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Digitalisation and the Nordic Opportunity

Everybody talks about the digitalisation, but what is it? We take a look at digitalisation, how it can be understood and the Nordic opportunity. According to Gartner’s IT-glossary, digitalisation is “the use of digital technologies to change a business model…

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The Meaning of Bots

If you haven’t already noticed, bots are on the rise and we take a look at what they are and what they mean. Bots are new platforms for developers, they are an interface for users, they represents a whole range…

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How society changes with technology – Looking at digital transformation in finance, education and cars

At our investment company, Standout Capital, we discuss how industries change with technology. We look broadly at companies and industry sectors undergoing digital change. A company that is not a typical tech business today, might be a tech business tomorrow….

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Running with technology, and without. Moving through 5 stages of fitness gadgets.

Our health, physical training and well-being is morphing with technology. If you wear a smartwatch, for example, it will log your activity in various ways while you are being quantified. Some call it self-tracking. This blog is about using technology for…

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To change, or not to change your strategy? Five principles for strategy shifts.

This is the question that founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, owners or anyone responsible for a business is asking all the time: “Do we have the right strategy?” The question is triggered by frustrating and slowing revenue numbers, new competitors and products…

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10 things the Game of Thrones can teach us about leadership

The HBO TV-series is a huge success, not only because a brilliant plot with unexpected turns, vivid characters and random nudity, but also its no-nonsense approach to life and leadership. What if you translated the Game of Thrones to running…

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The hard thing about hard things

Companies are about people, and Ben Horowitz’ book The Hard Thing About Hard Things is essentially about being a CEO in growing and struggling tech companies. As an entrepreneur, I like to think that there are no management handbooks –…

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The Dolphin School

Reward the right behaviour, but do not punish. Going with my children to play with the dolphins at the Dolphin Bay, located within the Aquaventure theme park next to the Atlantis hotel in Dubai, I thought that we were in…

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