B&O neutered

The Danish design icon, B&O, is in deep, deep trouble. The company was bleeding heavily before the crisis, and now they are looking to raise 400M DKK in new capital in order to weather the Covid-19 storm (or at least that’s the convenient excuse). The problems at B&O run deep. Back in the day it…

Turn on the jets

When the shit hits the fan, you have got a choice: You can either panic and retreat. Hastily. Or you can grab the sword and fight your way out of it and count on that the other guys will choose option one and just head for the hills. On that note now is the time…

Don’t fall out of windows

When somebody “accidentally” falls out of a window at a hospital or any ofter building after criticizing the government and their policy, actions – or lack thereof – you could argue that it could be seen as a ‘clever’ way of removing an opposing voice for good. It is a tactic. A morbid but…eehhm…efficient one….

This is real leadership

What is the difference between leadership and management? A manager is someone making sure you cut your way through the jungle. A leader is someone who makes sure we’re in the right jungle to begin with. We’re in a time of crisis. Managers are busy making cutbacks, weathering the storm and looking at whether to…

The FANG virus

Nothing is so bad that it isn’t good for something else. If you’re an investor in FANG stock – Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Alphabet (Google) – and potentially Microsoft as well, you will probably have one eye on your portfolio, which is doing pretty well and have recovered what was briefly lost. The other one…

The Norwegian Real Madrid

When you think about how hard the Covid-19 pandemic is hitting you, think about how you would have felt, if you worked at an airline or a company affiliated with one. *GULP*. People are not allowed to travel, your planes are grounded, you have high recurring costs for leasing aircraft, a valuable, sizeable staff you…

Nothing is that far-fetched

The other day I was revisiting our list of potential ideas to explore further. It is a list we keep in our Studio team to jot down ideas and problems for potential future exploration, and – who knows – a new, exciting startup. As I went through the list I was reminded of some of…

Corona thoughts, part 5

Jeffrey Katzenbergs new mobile streaming service meant for the commute, Quibi, has finally launched. And is getting killed by the reviewers. You can be excused for thinking that the timing couldn’t be worse when no-one is commuting right now, but in general the service seems to be a product looking for a problem, where there…