My recent writings

January 12, 2021

6 effects Brexit has on my everyday life

I for one have instructed my organisation to look for the positives - for in all change lies opportunity As…
January 4, 2021

10 great things to take with us into 2021

2020 show-cased the resilience and creativity of human society in a number of admirable ways. A taxing year for so…
August 13, 2020

No fear of being judged? You are a winner

“Remember that pimple in high school? You thought everyone will judge you for it, when the reality was no one…
July 24, 2020

How to (not!) sell online

While social media has become more and more important in terms of relationship building, it is now wrongly interpreted as…
July 17, 2020

5 M&A Handbook “best practices”​ that do not apply to SMEs

The current Covid-19 triggered economic crisis means the rest of 2020 (and most of 2021, one suspects) will be one…
April 1, 2020

Easy steps to COVID-19-proof your home & some causes for optimism

One of the benefits of working in a Food and Medical Packaging environment in times of COVID-19 is that you…
March 21, 2020

Common sense things to do to reduce your carbon footprint

I had a scintillating conversation on the topic of sustainable eating habits with a vegetarian friend. “I am torn”, she…
January 8, 2020

Why I sell Lego on Saturday mornings – working to your strengths, not on your weaknesses

Saturday night at the Henry residence in London. At a time of year where night and day interface through various…
December 30, 2019

My 6 most significant moments in 2019

Some of them are professional in nature, some of them are private and some of them are both. I am…
July 30, 2019

New job? Five things that will make you stand out from day one

Are you about to start in that new dream (graduate) job? Have you just accepted a new role or a…
March 31, 2019

Keynote: Idea to Market, April 5th, Jyväskylä University

I am keynoting Friday, April 5th at 4pm in Jyväskylä as part of the University's IDEA week-end aimed at early…
January 6, 2019

The one thing you are not doing enough to effectively prioritise work

key consideration experience has taught me the hard way is to make sure you begin your day with tasks that…
November 6, 2018

Startups: don’t focus on potential market size

"42”% of startups fail due to lack of sales. Not because the product is bad or because they run out of…
October 22, 2018

Startups: local incubation for global growth does not work

I have long taken issue with the idea that one can incubate in e.g. a remote part of Finland and…