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How to elevate your platform thinking – the role of competence platforms and Devil’s Advocates in harnessing serendipity

Platform thinking is gaining momentum and for a good reason. It has disrupted many industries already and it will re-shape our business ecosystem thinking in an ever increasing speed. The consequences of this evolution process will be huge and therefore it’s fundamental for us as individuals and a society to adapt to these changes, the

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Metropolitan buzz vs. solitude – a balancing act for harnessing serendipity

While the first real Autumn storm is wiping through the landscape here in Eastern Finland, bending the pines in our backyard to their limits and generating waves big like sheep on the lake, it’s great to discover from Facebook postings – thanks to Lauri Gröhn – an article about the impact of landscape in our

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Insight – the core element of serendipity

Insight is the key element of serendipity. Following serendipity’s original definition serendipity is something unexpected or odd – event, results, encounter or situation/context – that triggers insight. And this insight will eventually lead to value creation for the individual, community or company. In the global business world great insights are rare, and therefore so valuable,

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Antifragile lifestyle – the art of making the right mistakes

I have recently been inspired by reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s book ” Antifragility – Things That Gain from Disorder”. Taleb is a well known philosopher, and to my understanding he is greatly respected among people who really are interested about our future and are living on the edge. And as all great thinkers throughout the

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Are we reducing the magic of serendipity to the logic of coincidence ?

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A highly essential question to be asked. I have contemplated this dilemma myself for a long time and it surfaced again when I read a fascinating SerenA guest blog . The story presented there by Ron Berti is inspiring and resonates well with my experiences. The core message of that story is to illustrate the

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Serendipity: Connected Openness as Business Model – An Interview with Sebastian Olma

There are not too many illustrative and inspiring books in the market about serendipity, so I was delighted, when I heard about Sebastian Olma’s book initiative few months ago. His book “The Serendipity Machine” was published recently and received a warm response in the market. I had the opportunity to interview Sebastian this week and

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Who is going to miss startup hype?

The Story (http://www.examiner.com/article/mexican-fisherman-meets-harvard-mba-rich-reminder-of-what-really-matters-life) A vacationing American businessman standing on the pier of a quaint coastal fishing village in southern Mexico watched as a small boat with just one young Mexican fisherman pulled into the dock. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. Enjoying the warmth of the early afternoon sun, the American complimented

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