In the midst of final exam week, I enjoyed a brief visit to Silicon Valley to learn more about the exciting tech startup Northvolt from its CEO, Peter Carlsson, the proud dad of Chapman University student Amanda. The event was hosted by the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley/San Francisco and by Silicon Vikings in a beautiful office space […]
Always happy to see examples of a symbiosis between my old world of Sweden and my new world of California. Such was the case when I had the honor of hosting a representative of the fascinating digital creative agency success factory North Kingdom in my Internet/Social Media Marketing class at Chapman University. During an enlightening presentation, Daniel Ilić, who […]
Enjoyed quite the whirlwind day yesterday when I paid a visit to Gothenburg on Sweden’s “left coast” and had a busy program together with my good friends and hospitable local hosts Pia and Thomas of KNTNT. Under the heading Social Content Marketing, I spoke to a full house of 180 attendees for a breakfast talk and […]
Today after finishing teaching my classes at Chapman University, I took a glance at the front page of Wall Street Journal and immediately spotted the to me very familiar city name “Lulea” (or Luleå in Swedish, 45 minutes north of my hometown of Piteå) atop one of the articles. The story was about Ice Music, a concert […]
In January, I very much enjoyed the honor of making a keynote presentation on Trends in Digital Marketing and Social Media in Gothenburg, Sweden. The event was professionally organized and promoted by the leading-edge content marketing agency KNTNT and the Marketing Association of Gothenburg (pic credit!) and I got to speak to a full house of 185 very […]
Recently, I published a blog post Chapman Social Media Aid asking companies if they wanted student teams helping them with their social media efforts. Heeding the call was Swedish startup Oricane, a green technology company offering energy efficient software and big data solutions often reducing cost by 98% and power use by 99%.
At the Nordic eCommerce Summit 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden, I served on a panel interviewing Gary Vaynerchuk on his take on the value of social media for ecommerce with subtopics such as social commerce, the dying middleman, and personal branding. Please check out the video!
Had a very pleasant lunch meeting today in the city of Luleå in the province of Norrbotten in northern Sweden with Matz Engman, CEO of Luleå Business Agency (Luleå Näringsliv) currently busy marketing The Node Pole. Matz has had a multifaceted and intriguing career both as an executive in bigger corporations, as an entrepreneur, and […]
This has been a very intensive week with the “Business in Scandinavia Bootcamp” in preparation for the travel part our Chapman University MBA travel course starting early June. During 15 class hours here on the Chapman University campus, Clas Wihlborg and I briefed the group of 18 MBA students on topics such as:
Professors Niklas Myhr and Clas Wihlborg of Chapman University and its George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics travel course “Business in Scandinavia” 23 MBA candidates. Corporate culture and governance in Nordic corporations, leading-edge Scandinavian implementation efforts related to sustainability and clean technology, economic, political and cultural factors affecting marketing strategies for firms entering the Nordic countries and for firms going abroad from there.