It sounds stupid, right? That there can be anything of excellence in failing. Because failure is just that, right? Failure. But look at it this way: If you don’t fail in anything, you don’t try anything. You never follow your curiosity to explore new things and new ways of doing new things. Having said that… Continue reading Excellence in failure
Sometimes it can be a huge temptation for a startup to bet the whole shop on a political agenda. Fighting climate change is perhaps the best example. Without arguing the importance of that particular cause - it’s probably the most important one, we face - the pitfalls of betting on political agendas, mission statements and… Continue reading Political bets
Dead before arrival
The European Super League in football is all but dead. Late last night all six founding English teams decided to abandon the ‘league’ before it got off the ground, and this morning one of the villains of the tale, Fenway Sports Group, issued this apology to everybody involved at the club. You can look at… Continue reading Dead before arrival
Records or music?
"Are you in the records industry or the music business?" Maybe it seems like a banal question, because the two at face value sound like one and the same. But they aren't. The latter is about the value proposition. The former is about the mode of delivery. The key thing to consider, when you're looking… Continue reading Records or music?
Liar in Chief
Today marks the end of the 45th presidency in the United States of America, when the 46th president, Joseph R. Biden is sworn in. The (hopefully) peaceful transition of power will be the end of the Liar in Chief; the leader who operates by endless lies and endless bullying, destroys more than he builds and… Continue reading Liar in Chief
The daunting 1st prototype
The last week or so I have been busy building the first simple prototype of our upcoming app - a pre-MVP - for the MedTech startup, we're working on getting off the ground. We will be getting it out there to get early feedback just after Christmas. It is a daunting process. Not only is… Continue reading The daunting 1st prototype
A bit too Fresh
Some months ago I started subscribing to the Hello Fresh meal-kit service because I was puzzled about the international juggernauts foray into a Danish market that I already found quite saturated. Fast forward a few months, and I am still subscribing to the service. Yes, it has it's kinks and minor mistakes here and there,… Continue reading A bit too Fresh
The dangers of ‘digitalization’
The Danish Management Society's new focus on "Digital Reshaping" - whatever that wording means - made me think; Whenever somebody talks about the need to 'digitalize' products or processes in an old industry company, you as a digital expert should be quite alert. Perhaps even worried. Because what does the phrase really mean? I will… Continue reading The dangers of ‘digitalization’