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Harnessing serendipity is about more than facilitating the unexpected

Please find here my guest blog in Workspace Insight publication.  It’s explaining the wider context in workspace design and management issues and introduces new ways to harness serendipity in institutional settings. This is more like an introduction to the topic, it will be followed by a three part series about areas mentioned in the article.

How to Attract the Right People to Your Life – Forbes interview with John Hagel

  South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, gathered again 30.000 attendees and generated a variety of discussions. It was reported earlier last week already in a blog post in WSJ  – interestingly enough- that “serendipity” was the buzzword in this years SXSW. And in fact SXSW is having a reputation to be the event for unexpected

”Coincidensity”, a great new term coined by Stowe Boyd

I happened to read Stowe’s blog about Googles new Googleplex, an interesting illustration of their upcoming working environment, where “Google studied, and tried to quantify, everything about how its employees work, about what kind of spaces they wanted, about how much it mattered for certain groups to be near certain other groups, and so forth”. The

Harnessing serendipity – how to create Lucky Networks and Lucky Attitude

In this HBR blog Anthony Tjan, CEO, Managing Partner and Founder of the venture capital firm Cue Ball, vice chairman of the advisory firm Parthenon, and co-author of Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck (HBR Press, 2012) is giving advice how to harness serendipity. His research showed “that 25% of the companies studied turned out to be what we call Luck-dominant (only

BoHoBusiness: Ameba organizations, serendipity and the multiverse

In this link Jari Kaivo-oja, a well known Finnish foresight researcher and think-tanker, is sharing his thoughts about emerging serendipity management principles. Jari’s findings resonate nicely with my initial idea of serendipity management.   The innovation landscape described by Jari in his blog is already evolving. Watch out, the future isn’t what it used to

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